Originally Posted by dashley111
I just want to throw in there that I had 2 inductions that resulted in vaginal births, on my back, both times. The first one was elective, and the second was medical (and reasonable). I don't regret my choices at all. I have absolutely no emotional attachment to my births- I tried very hard to, especially with B, but the fact is that it's just not the same for everyone. So, (medical facts aside, not everyone is as educated as this bunch and not everyone desires to be) I can see why some women chose induction or elective c-section. I get it. I wouldn't, but I get it.
Yeah. Agreed. I totally get it. I loved my first birth, wanted a repeat of the beautiful natural birth with my 2nd, but it totally sucked. I did it, but I really just wanted it over. I felt like I went through too much when I was done rather than feeling empowered. With Jasper, I just wanted him out. Not enough that I would have agreed to an elective induction or c-section, but I understand the desire. Plenty of women love their babies more than anything and are great moms, but just don't care that much about how they give birth. While I am certainly not on team "schedule a section!", I understand why women are. For some women, birth is powerful and beautiful. For others, it is terrifying and painful. I totally get that. I have no magical feelings from Jasper's birth, but I have no negative feelings either. He was born, he was okay, I'm okay. My epidural made a very painful labor a little more bearable.
Also, I can totally understand why a pregnant woman would opt to be induced 1 day after her due date rather than 2 weeks after. The last part of pregnancy sucks! Sure, it's best to wait. I waited. But when someone offers you that magic fix that will end your misery (lol) and give you your long anticipated baby, I can 100% see why most women would take it.