another successful induction chiming in. labor is good for your baby EVEN if it does end in c-section. and you do not have to agree to a c-section for "failure to progress". You do not have to agree to have your waters broken, or any other unnecessary procedures. You can try the induction, and, if no dilation is happening, you can say "I'm leaving" and go home and wait for natural labor or try another day. You are in control. Not the hospital, and not the doctor. If you don't want this induction, you don't have to get it. I think that it's very untrue that your md will lose privileges at the hospital for a PATIENT refusing an induction. Do what you want and what feels right to you but don't give up on a vaginal birth because of someone else's rules or fear.
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8/28/08 at 7:29pm