I'm due on Monday, April 4. Urine has been testing fine. Blood pressure is fine, although ankles are really swollen. I've been dilated and effaced since Feb. 28. Now at 3-4 cm and 80%. Mucous plug has been shedding a small amount gradually for three weeks (had a rather large glob today). I've gained over 40 pounds already this pregnancy (yikes!), and I've been really uncomfortable for most of the 3rd Trimester. Baby's been moving steadily and is in a good position. At my exam yesterday, my OB said he's concerned that my measurements indicate the baby could be large. (My first baby was 8 lb 1 oz four days before due date.) He said he that waiting much past this due date could pose complications in delivering vaginally and he recommended scheduling breaking my water to induce labor. My first inclination was to go for it. I chose my due date and went home excited that the end is in sight.
Then... I started reading online about the complications of inducing. We're not talking Pitocin here, just breaking water, but it seems that it can still lead to increased risk of having to have a C-section and that "big baby" predictions are not a good reason to induce.
I have the feeling I know what moms on this forum will say about forcing labor, but I am concerned that if the baby IS big, there could be complications from that, too! Anyone have advice or experience with this? Thanks much!