Feel free to ignore this I just need to vent about a friend and her OB.
Feeling so helpless for my friend! She is 38 weeks pregnant 3cm dilated and 80% effaced and the dr is wanting to induce her next week but refuses to do a membrane sweep for her. I would think the membrane sweep would be safer then inducing with pit. I gave her all my natural methods of inducing labor but her hubby is all against stuff that doesn't come from word of a doctor. Let's just say a big fight prevailed from my "ignorant and biased information" that I was "feeding" his wife.I am posting this here because I know you ladies think more of the same way I do and I just need to vent a little.
Clearly her body is prepping, so there's zero reason for induction. Maybe find some articles to forward to her from "reputable" sources that they might get them thinking? I know a friend of mine was able to send this one and have her friend read it without immediately scoffing since it's "from consumer reports." Top 10 Pregnancy Procedures to Reject - Consumer Reports
It's not her that has the issues it is her husband sadly. He also wont listen to anything even if it comes from a legitimate source (him). If he doesn't think of it or doesn't hear it straight from a doctor in person he wont believe it.
Oh well. I talked to her a little more and she is going to try a few of my suggestions to help get labor going on her own. She also has another doctor appointment Thursday that she said she is going to tell the doctor to sweep her membrane. I really hope she does tell him and he does it because I seriously think that would just finish pushing her over the edge.