Help! 38w6d today and I think my DR wants to start talking induce next week.... - Page 2 - Mothering Forums

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#31 of 41 Old 10-24-2005, 11:16 AM
 
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Make some eggplant parmesian for dinner tonight too.

If she doesnt come on Wed, try to delay it one more week...tell her that you want to go home & think about it & just dont call back
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When I went in last Wednesday, my Dr gave me an appt for an inducement. But luckily, I went into labor that very night on my own!!!! I started having serious contractions at 11 pm and she was born at 2:50 am on October 27th! Talk about fast and furious! After all the waiting and worrying, when she was ready to come out, she flew!

We are proud to welcome Baby Ella Rose, 9 pounds, 20 inches. I'm so excited and so happy. Thanks everyone who helped me hold out. She's nursing like a little pro!
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Wow -- what a great thread -- what a story with a wonderful ending. Just visiting from the Nov. club (and I saw some other posters from my club chiming in) -- but WOW, congrats. Sounds like you got some great advice and you really stood up for yourselfs so no regrets. Welcome to your baby girl!!!!!
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congrats, way to stay strong for you and your baby!
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Congratulations!!!
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Just popping in . . . I was following the saga. Congratulations!!!
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Good for you mama, I'm so glad you found the strength to stand up for what you wanted...and congratulations on your new baby! What a great ending to the story.
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So, so happy for you! Yay!
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Just some input for future mamas needing this (cuz, duh, I didn't read the whole thread 'til after I posted this! ):

I gave birth to my first child at 43 weeks and he was healthy and thriving, although 10 lbs 6 oz.

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Induced labor with Pitocin is much more painful than induction by breaking your water, or using Protiglandin gel (sp?), and many find the need for an epidural. With my 43 weeker, we just did the prost. gel and broke my water. I did it all naturally, even with such a big babe and it was my first baby. It was a lot of work, but nothing scary or super painful.

Congrats, by the way! Yay!
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Originally Posted by curlyfry

Ask her, "am I ok?" "is my baby ok?" and even if she dances around the issue with what "might" or "could" happen, just know that if you and your baby are ok, there's no reason to induce!

I hope you can find your inner strength and let her know how you feel. Best wishes!
I second this! My older son was born at 46 weeks and I am eternally grateful to my doctor at the time for being a naturalist and understanding that babies come when they are ready (for the most part). He kept a close eye on us, but told me that as long as both the baby and I are healthy and okay, he would allow the labor to come when my body was ready to labor. It did and my son was born healthy and happy, despite being FAR "overdue" according to mainstream docs.
Let your body do as it will - as long as you are both healthy and okay, your body and baby know what to do and when!
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