Induced 39 or 40 weeks?

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Induced 39 or 40 weeks?

This is going to come up at my next appt July 22nd Friday
If nothing happens over the week end ... My MW is going to ask If I want to be Induced
once i hit 39weeks which is July 27th.

So my questions to you ladies is
Would you go for the 39wks or just wait it out till baby due date. ( which for me is Aug 3rd)

I know its my decision at the end but just wanted to get some input please.

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Cassandra as hard as it is, I think I would wait until 40wks. Remember this is your last baby and try and enjoy these last moments. I dont really see a reason to induce before your edd @ this point.

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With DS I was induced right on my due date. That was a decision we made with the doc. My bp was up (but not sky high) so he wanted to induce and we agreed to do it on the due date rather than going early. I guess if it was higher than he might have tried to push earlier but it wasnt.

If medically you and baby are healthy, then I would wait until 40 weeks.

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I agree with PP if your medically healthy and baby is healthy why rob the baby of its last moments of baking and you the last moments of pregnancy (especially since this is your last).
i'd wait till 40 weeks.
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Why would she want to induce you? I personally wouldn't agree to an induction unless something was medically wrong. It makes labor harder, puts you at a much higher risk for a c-section and can be risky for the baby. If you can wait it out, you'll probably have a much easier labor and you'll know that Candace is coming when she's ready.

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I hope there is no medical need to rush things and your just excited to put Candace in some of those cute outfits. If your feeling AWEFULL then maybe 39 weeks will get you back to yourself sooner. However I think that unlike a burp, babies are easier when they are in and baking rather then out learning about the world. I would rest up and prep as long as I could. I forget why it is that your being induced instead of waiting for labor naturally? I thought she was healthy and around 6lbs.

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"joysiloo" wrote:

Why would she want to induce you? I personally wouldn't agree to an induction unless something was medically wrong. It makes labor harder, puts you at a much higher risk for a c-section and can be risky for the baby. If you can wait it out, you'll probably have a much easier labor and you'll know that Candace is coming when she's ready.

I agree.

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Personally I'd wait it out until at least 41+weeks unless there was a medical necessity for all the reasons Joy listed (plus the fact that induction has so many other risks too). I know you're feeling miserable and tired right now, but it might be easier on you and baby to actually wait.
Good luck deciding!

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I feel your pain on waiting that last week, and I personally have never made it past 37 so I don't know what those last few are like...

That being said, I would think it would be an easier labor if you waited until natural labor or your edd. I have heard great induction stories and some scary ones. This being your last I would hate for you to have to have a c-sec just because induction wasn't taking.

How were your boys' labors? Any induced?

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Thanks Ladies... Not much that I wan't to
Just the fact that I know my MW is going to bring it up
Looking at it seem like it would be an escape and easy way Out for me. ( her way of helping me out and ending my pain) At 1st I liked her Now I don't and i try not to schedule my appointments when I know she will be in... She is Very Pushy , Knowing her she will say something that would have me thinking I need to have one

I'm willing to wait till my due date.
I need some kind of answer to give her when she do ask cause she will.

If being induced is just being given pitocin that's nothing New for me.
I never been induced and Really don't want to be.

I just wanted your thoughts on it , not saying I;m going to do it Smile