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at the same time... I'm on a local "mommy" message board and there's a pregnancy section. All these women are getting induced at 38 and 39 weeks just because! It's driving me batty, and freaking me out since I'm 36 weeks this week. My midwife better say nothing about inducing me early at my appointment this week. I'm already freaked out about it since I've gotten HUGE in the last week and a half...
 

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Thats too bad. I wouldn't want to be induced at all! I would want the baby to come when he or she is ready! If there were health issues involved I could see possibly the reasoning but just because no thanks!
 

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Surely with a midwife, you've got a much lower chance of that kind of pressure though, right? I had some distinctly interesting (and painful) cervical twinges this weekend, and I got all excited to check for dilation at my appointment yesterday, all the while bracing myself to resist being admitted to the hospital if I was at a 4 or something. My midwife (bless her heart) reined me in and reminded me a cervical check wouldn't tell us squat. I'm hoping yours is just as marvelous and practical! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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They might be bringing it up with their HCP's. I went with an OB last time and she didn't even mention induction until 40 weeks and my BP was up. I hadn't been complaining about being pregnant or anything, and she never said anything about it being necessary. But then when I started telling her about feeling dizzy and seeing stars at my last appointment, she got all freaked out and scheduled an induction. But I went into labor that night anyway, so it might just be that I was going into labor and that was causing the rise in BP.<br><br>
Anyway, it's a two-way street a lot of the time when it comes to how pregnancies are managed. If the "patient" is going on and on with complaints, the care provider is going to think something needs to be done to "fix" it.
 

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I agree with it being irritating. People will soon start asking me what I'm "gonna do about it." Whatever. I'm almost sure I may ask my midwife to sweep my membranes once I hit 41wks. It's just really hard being this pregnant with a two and four year old around...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
I can understand wanting to be induced... I really can. Those last few weeks are so hard to deal with, especially when you have kids and no outside help.<br><br>
But i wouldn't want to jepoardize my birth by starting it artificially either. so...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 
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