Originally Posted by magstphil
No I mean we can discuss it without being "my co-worker/SIL/friend/etc is having an induction and ____" as in why do we need to bring people into it? We can talk about it generally, can't we? This is why I quoted Birdie B-
B/c it is always sparked by someone in real life.
None of us know the person being referred to. We are not finding her to shame her.
If we phrased it as, "There is a woman who...," I suspect that many people would still say that we should not question people's birth choices, even when we are not calling out that person in specific.
So in general, people who choose inductions for silly reasons (I should know, b/c I was one) - why do they do it? [Is that better phrasing? Does this somehow avoid offending?]
My answer, as a person who chose a silly induction, was that I was tired of being pg, and wanted to meet my baby, and had a half-real excuse ("low fluid"). I didn't think the risks applied to me. I suffered from magical thinking - "bad stuff happens to other people, not me." The ONLY reason I did not end up in a section was that I had a great, patient midwife and luck.