Ok so that's the understatement of the century... but hey I'm preggers and am trying to be nice to my very addled brain!
Basically, I've heard this soooo much recently and I can't quite figure out the cause.... Both here on the various boards, and out and about in life, women who say "My doctor won't let me go past x weeks so I'm being induced on y day."
Now, maybe I'm living under a rock, or things have changed for everyone else in the world in the 4.5 years since I've had a baby... but my midwives are determined to make me keep this little one inside as long as possible, not talking about inductions for ... well that's the thing no one ever gives a reason! Now, I've had two of my children termed "pre-term" issues, the first being DD#2 who I spent weeks in hospital after having pre-term labor at 24 weeks... (she ended up being 42 weeks LOL) and DD#3 who was born spontaneously at 36 weeks on the nose. (which here is considered preemie by one week LOL)
Given my history, I can totally see why the focus is bake longer... but why WHY WHY? are perfectly normal, no issue, healthy pregnant women all walking around with the "My doctor won't let me go past x weeks" It doesn't make any sense, we are -supposed- to bake the kids for 40 weeks... not 32, 35, or 38... 40... While not one pregnant woman I know will complain if they don't go all the way to 40 (trust me I could have this little one tomorrow and be both glad for it and scared stupid) But why are doctors arbitrarily deciding no you can't go to full term? And more importantly WHY is this so darn common... its like every other woman I talk to says that!?!?!
I have only ever gotten a response from one woman who said "My doctor says this baby will be too big if he/she goes to 40 weeks and I'll end up in c-section if he doesn't induce" She was promptly induced the next week at 36 weeks... ended up with a c-section and a 5lb baby who has had nothing but issues his whole life since.... While my midwives are convinced that the reason my body ejected DD#3 at 36 weeks is that her head circumference was that of a 40 week baby already and my body decided she wouldn't come out at 40 weeks! Which as far as I figure... is how its supposed to work, right? Our bodies know better what we can and can not do... bah... my head hurts.
All this and the fact that my 4yr old has turned into a holy terror this week, has given me an eye twitch, so now I'm the fat, hormonal, twitchy pregnant lady... neighbors avoid me! lol