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This is my first time posting here. I work as a Lactation Consultant intern at a local private practice in my area. I was doing a bra fitting and I in my curiosity asked the mother when she was due. She told me her EDD is Sept. 6th, but that her sOB wants for her to come in for an induction at 38 weeks.: I asked her whether she had any health problems like PIH or GD or something and she said no and that her pregnancy has been very healthy. I was very upset. I basically told her that what her doctor was practicing was not evidenced based care and that she needs to remember that she is her OB's employer. This will be her second child. Her sOB told her that since she had the first baby so easily, it would be easy for her to have an induction and that she could have her baby early before the HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!!! Basically this sOB (who btw happens to be a WOMAN) is obviously gunning and pushing the woman to have an induction because she wants the weekend off for Labor Day! I told her that she needs to take her DH with her and ask if it is medically indicated that she needs an induction. I told her about pitocin and it's affects on the body and birth and how she's basically signing a ticket to have a c-section. The c-sec rate at the hospital she's going to birth at has an over 41% rate (you read it in the latest edition of Mothering Magazine). I knew that I wanted a midwife and a homebirth and was considering going to an OB as a back up, but now I'm just too through with them at this point. I will absolutely NOT go to an OB unless I have a serious problem that makes them necessary!!! All of my care will be done by homebirth midwives. Did I mention that I'm a new doula?