Originally Posted by pjs
I wasn't checked with #2 or #3 though I wish I had with #3. I had a precipitous labor (1.5 hrs) and my midwife missed the birth. Perhaps if I had considered it an option at 41 w 6 d after 2 doses of castor oil, she might have already been here. I totally dismissed the idea of checks (thinking there would never be a pro), but even though things were fine without my midwife, I wished it had been presented as an option because then she most likely would have been here for the birth (and perhaps I would have had an inkling that baby was coming fast and furious if she'd checked and I'd been 7 as opposed to being checked and being a 1)...
Hey, there's a pro!
My idea of pro would be that I am 39 weeks, will be 39w4d at next appt. and if I do decide to get checked, I'll know more about what's up with my body. True, it could mean any number of things, but just having more information would make me feel better. That's my pro.
I am going for a VBAC, so the thought of going over is terrifying to me, as I am not able to be induced at all. Just to know there was *some* progress would set my mind at ease and more than likely contribute to lowering my stress level. Another pro for me. I suppose I was just speaking personally.