Originally Posted by mary3mama
Sometimes it's fear. You get stories at you from all sides about the post-date babies who stopped thriving or were stillborn. There always seems to be someone ready to tell you that at their check up at 40 weeks the baby was fine and 3 days later it had died. ACK!
There's lots of fearmongering all around us as we gestate. It takes a lot of internal strength, and an external support system to not buckle under some times.
Just an alternate thought...
I agree. However, in this case my DS was born a year before her DD is going to be born. From the very time I became pregnant and look my Bradley class I have been sharing with her all of the information. She was very interested and asked a lot of questions. Then boom, she got pregnant and choose the drastically different side. Her doctor has already told her she gained too much weight (35 lbs), talked her into all of the after birth procedures, etc.
Anyway, what I am trying to say is the one thing I have been telling her since the beginning is that you are going to go passed your due date so put it into your head that you are not going to give birth until September. A birth that happens naturally is much better than an induced one. So what does she do? Schedule an induction appointment a DAY after her due date!!
I do not understand why people can carry a child 40 weeks, but cannot wait 1 more.
(I understand being "uncomfortable," my DS was 40 weeks and 5 days weighing 9pounds 10 ounces, and I normally weigh 105, so believe me I was uncomfortable)