I would love some advice. I'm 39 weeks and my doctor just called me today and said she thinks I should be induced tomorrow or the next day. The reason for this is because my pregnancy has had some issues this time around. I have a persistent UTI that won't clear unless I take medications that are stronger than what's recommended during pregnancy. I had a kidney infection (as a result of the UTI), and about a week and a half ago, there were persistent decelerations that showed up during my fetal monitoring that caused her some concern.
I should also probably note that my first child was born at 36 weeks, and the family history of me and my husband show that babies have always been born at 38 weeks or earlier.
SO, with all that, the doctor called me and said that I need to scheduled something. And truthfully I'm really hesitant to follow her orders...
I really don't want to have a c-section if I can help it, and I read that the likelihood of this procedure is increased as a result of inducing. Also, I am inclined to let the baby come when he's ready to come... can inducing cause any long-term harm to him? Will it cause issues with breastfeeding if my body isn't allowed some of the natural triggers required?
I'm really nervous about the decision. Since my first child was early, I never had to weigh the options before. I want to do what's best for the baby, but right now, I really don't know what that is...
Please... I could use your advice as we make this decision. Thank you ladies.
Edit: one more thing. I'm 0% dilated as of Friday. Still have my mucus plug as well. Should inducing really even be an option if I'm showing no signs that he's ready?