Dreading an induction...help needed
Im now 12 days overdue with my second baby. My first came on her due date so the wait for this one to make an appearance has been truly unbearable.
I am a booked home birth. I hired a birthing pool from the hospital & had high expectations of actually giving birth to my beautiful baby at home. Of course, now having reached this far overdue, I am starting to recieve pressure to have an induction, the first of which was booked in for me tomorrow. I have refused this and actually my midwife has been very supportive but of course has advised that I will need to go in for daily monitoring until I decide an induction is right for me, or, by some miracle this little guy decides to start the process himself.
I'm just feeling hugely demoralised. I so badly wanted my lovely home birth experience. But as each day goes by, I'm becoming more and more upset and frustrated that this isn't happening. My husband is very supportive but he thinks we should go for induction on monday (40+15) and "start our lives" with the baby rather than waiting forever. I feel like the induction is like a feast in front of a starving man, to think that I could have my baby in my arms in a matter of days is almost too hard to resist. But I don't want to go into the hospital, have to find child care for my daughter who has never been away from us, for who knows what length of time ?
I also don't want any intervention but I have read stories (only very few) that have shared awful experiences of babies being still born or inhaling meconium from being so overdue.
Does anyone have any advice on what I should do??