So, I went to my appointment with my MW today and she dropped the bomb on me that my OB wants to induce me next week. He's saying that everyone with GD has to be induced at 39 weeks...for no other reason. I have been monitored weekly with non-stress tests and u/s and nothing alarming has come up. Don't get me wrong, I would be happy to be holding my baby next week, but my body is not ready. The MW checked my cervix and I am not even a fingertip dilated. She told me that my cervix and uterus are not ready for an induction and if I had been 2-3 inches dilated, she would go ahead and recommend the induction, but I am not. Not even a fingertip. My fear is that an induction would turn into a 2-3 day ordeal that will eventually end in a c-section. And I really don't want that. The midwives that were there today were very supportive and told me that I can refuse the induction if I want to and seemed to be very understanding about why I am hesitant to move forward with it. So, at this point I have refused the induction and have set up an appointment for Monday to have another u/s to measure the baby and AFI and then to meet with the OB to discuss my options. The midwives warned me that the OB will probably tell me about all the risks of waiting it out (including that my baby could die! WTF??). So, what do you all think? What would you do in this situation? This is my first baby and I really don't want to be strapped to a bed for days in agonizing pain, only to be whisked off for a c-section. Am I doing the right thing? At what point should I just go ahead and have an induction? Am I just being stubborn? I'm really scared because I just want to do what's best for my baby, but deep down, being induced this soon just doesn't feel like the answer. Anybody have thoughts or advice? Thanks for listening.