Originally Posted by CookAMH
Just so you know, this situation is more likely to end in a section than not inducing and letting things happen. I'm curious, why do you think you can only do 8.5lbs? Please read this article, it's really helpful. http://www.aafp.org/afp/20010115/302.html
The reason for saying no bigger than 8.5lb is my DD#1 that size nearly didnt make it. She was bruised severely nearly to her abdomen. When she was coming down i was unable to open my legs until there was an audible pop and her head came thru my pelvis. The doctor then told me it wouldnt be safe for the baby if i had another that was any bigger and she was suprised her collar bone or soemthing else wasn't broken.
I've had to be induced for one reason or another every time(Pre-E, 2wks OD, water broke for 40hrs no ctx, etc).. I"m REALLY hoping to NOT be this time but induction is WAY better than section! They know i wont agree to section unless it is a true emergency not "their" emergency(like needing to get home to their fav show
) I've gone 54 1/2 hrs from water breaking to delivery before.. they know i'm stuborn about not sectioning and 2 of the 3 docs agree i cant handle a section and recovery time involved.
which is the only reason i'm kinda in agreement on inducing then. It is still up to me though.
i dont put to much faith in size from ultrasounds either BUT i'm measuring 5weeks ahead and lost 2lb those speak more to me than other stuff.