I'm 20 weeks in my third pregnancy and I've been told that I will have to be induced (again). My first was induced at 41 weeks because they said that my amniotic fluid was too low. My second was induced on my due date because dd1 had her shoulder stuck during birth and her right clavicle was broken as a result. Ds(second birth) did not get stuck, but the OB said that he would have if she had not anticipated it and turned him accordingly. Now, the OB wants to induce me this time at 39 weeks to avoid another baby getting stuck. I understand the seriousness of that situation, but I believe that if the OB allows me to go into labor naturally, the chances of this happening would be the same anyway. FYI, my daughter was 7lbs3oz at 41weeks and my son was 7lbs9oz on his due date. So, is it safe to go into labor naturally? I don't want to be induced again because I do labor naturally and the pain with induction is almost unbearable. I would really like to have a better birth experience this time. Sorry this turned into a medical journal article - too much detail. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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9/14/07 at 7:11pm