Someone asked on her facebook how long they'd "let" her go. She said she's likely being induced monday.
I had posted before that when the lungs were mature they will release a chemical to send her into labour.
On this induction thread I now posted saying "I hope he doesn't make you wait that long. Induced labour sucks" because statistically it's more painful and less effective. But I didn't want to get all preachy on her.
Then someone wrote " I was induced and thought it was pretty sweet. They did it at noon, and by 7:30 I had a baby!"
I understand maybe she's just trying to ease her mind in case she DOES need to be induced. But I REALLY want to write that a 7 hour induced labour is not the norm. Heck a 7 hour NATURAL labour is not the norm. Especially for a first baby.
But I don't want to get her all anxious, especially when it's this late in teh game and she's probably made up her mind.
I just hate that people encourage others to get induced. Maybe baby isn't ready yet! Get an NST and let him bake a while longer!
Would you say anything more?
Pretty darn convincing.
I just wish people would research things like this. It's a huge decision! Why not get an NST and wait a couple more days?
That being said it's also because there is no set "normal". A friend of mine was induced at 37 weeks (for low fluid) and had a 5 hour labor and just a few pushes. I went on my own, had a long (50 hour) back labor ending with c/s. Birth is just unpredictable.
Becky- Wife to DH, Mama to "Nani" (July '08) "Coco" (July '10) and expecting one very wiggly baby boy in May 2013!
My friend is young, and this pg was a suprise. But she's clearly a very smart young lady. Doing her research. And I'm glad I won't have to be biting my tongue every time I'm around her. lol.
Would I induce? No. I agree with the NST (and possibly ultrasound) approach. In fact, I fought to go well past "twin" due with my twins. BUT, I get why others are worried, scared, frustrated, and worried some more. Birth loss is a powerful fear. Once you know someone who lost a baby past term, I think it's hard to go into that territory yourself. And since we can't (always) know why other women are anxious to induce, I don't feel I'm in any place to judge them, yk?
But I guess if I went overdue I'd be researching my odds of late term loss vs loss from induction or csection complications, and I'd make as educated a decision as I could. I wouldn't just blindly trust doctors. In fact I don't trust doctors at all. Hence my homebirth. lol.
But I know why I got induced - I it was suggested because I was AMA and at a higher risk of losing my baby if I ran late, but I agreed because I was miserable. I had hypermesis and then horrible (TMI) hemorrhoids that I had to go to the ER for because they burst and I lost a lot of blood. I was so ready to be done with pregnancy. So I can understand being just so ready to be done that you don't care how the baby gets out.
I know how painful and long induction can be but for other people, I know someone who was induced at noon and had the baby at 3 with 20 minutes of pushing. I had 3 hours of pushing with back labor.
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And she ended up with a section. And now it's not healing great, and she has an older boy that's acting up since the newborn is so needy... and she can barely get around because of the stupid incision And she really sounds like she has PP Depression. Like talk of "someone please shoot me" almost daily.