My cousin-in-law (who lives across the country from me) is due about a week before I am. This is her first baby. We aren't close, but we do know what's going on with each other via facebook.
Anyway, after having contractions all night long the other night and consulting with her OB the next day, the possibility of being induced was discussed. (I don't know the reasons why though she mentioned something about "the baby's levels" all going back to normal the next day.)
The induction was decided against yesterday, but found out today it's scheduled for Friday. (Her due date is the 16th or 17th.) I'm sure that works well for my aunt and family, who flew out there to be there for the birth, but still. (And again, I don't know the details, but it doesn't seem to be an emergency. The only thing I can think of is that the doc told her it's going to "be a big baby" so of course she's not looking forward to that--if he's right, that is.)
She's excited/scared/nervous and her friends/family are all "get the C!" "don't forget your epidural!" (Which she wants) etc. It just bothers me how uneducated people can be and stay. I can't bring myself to say anything (Good luck? Hope it works for you? Hope you enjoy it?) so I'm just keeping my mouth shut.
Perhaps it bothers me more because I'm hoping my homebirth goes smoothly and I won't end up in the hospital, since my previous birth was supposed to be at a birth center and I was forced to transfer? That I wish I could be that happily ignorant, even though I'm super glad I'm not?
*Still shaking my head*