By herestowaiting - 30/08/2016 20:56 - United States - Detroit
By Barney - 18/06/2011 16:10 - United States
By sister sister - 25/11/2013 17:38 - United States - Rhinebeck
By fiat850 - 09/05/2020 17:00
By jrad - 08/09/2010 19:23 - United States
By birthdayboy - 19/06/2019 16:22
By PISSED - 07/11/2009 11:58 - Germany
By cwhitney7 - 22/12/2014 15:04 - United States - Waltham
By octoberrain - 10/10/2011 23:16 - United States
By Snow White - 22/05/2017 22:00
By Anonymous - 07/04/2021 14:00
By Anonymous - 22/12/2012 11:15 - Australia
By Trippy Penguin - 09/03/2011 02:23
By Pickle - 06/07/2010 05:14 - United States
By amanda_ae_erin - 10/11/2009 04:02 - United States
By sleepless - 20/06/2009 05:28 - United States
By Anonymous - 26/09/2009 23:02 - Canada
By NotTheMomma - 22/07/2016 14:06
By ZiggyTink - 09/07/2015 03:24 - United States - North Branch
By newlywed - 27/02/2011 05:18 - United States
By Mr. Unlucky - 27/05/2018 19:30 - United States - Woodbridge
By mcpeepants - 08/01/2010 17:56 - United States
By Fatty - 28/12/2011 07:57 - United States
By brittsters - 04/09/2015 17:46 - Canada - Hamilton
By Anonymous - 26/10/2012 15:20 - United States
By Vercsi - 19/02/2015 15:47 - United Kingdom - Newcastle Upon Tyne
By foreveralone.jpg - 29/08/2012 20:51 - United States - Cincinnati
By Anonyme - 26/06/2015 00:40 - France - G?anges
By angry - 23/12/2016 22:20 - Canada - Scarborough
By Anonymous - 16/02/2016 00:01 - United States
By saywhat - 09/04/2013 11:05 - United States - Yakima
By Anonymous - 24/01/2018 01:30
By fuckmyplums - 07/02/2014 23:47 - Austria - Grossarl
By Nose Numb - 30/11/2014 20:24 - United States
By walker - 04/10/2009 21:33 - United States
By Manstobe92 - 16/11/2009 07:32 - United States
By baconlady - 31/08/2012 07:06 - United States
By phantom-yamato - 01/05/2020 17:00
By BohGlam - 01/12/2016 20:30
By rubmytummy - 10/06/2009 21:12 - United States
By Opplyst11 - 18/03/2009 20:37 - United States
Add a comment - Reply to : #
A week overdue? Why haven't they induced you yet? I think you might need a new doctor.....
You don't just induce labor for being a week overdue. We don't induce until 41-42 weeks which is more than one week overdue, unless there are complicating factor like pre-eclampsia or gestational diabetes. Just for education, when you are a week overdo, we keep watching but increase the frequency of office visits to monitor fetal factors. Don't be so quick to judge doctors.
From what I've read, inducing labour isn't the best thing to do for both mother and baby, not until about 2 weeks past the due date. Inducing has health risks, such as lowering baby's heart rate and oxygen levels, increasing risk of infection, umbilical cord complications, uterine rupture, and higher chance of bleeding after delivery. Unless there's clear problems concerning mother and/or baby's health if labour doesn't start soon, it's best to wait until it occurs naturally.
Unless there is an actual medical reason to induce, then there is no reason to actually do so. Your body knows when it's done baking and you should let it run its course, you could've counted wrong on when you were pregnant, or your baby hasn't reached its prime level to be born, stop trying to interfere because you are tired of it being inside of you, or you think at exactly 9 months a baby needs to pop out.
this trend of inducing is insanity. the body knows what it needs to do and will take as long as needed. some pregnancies have taken as long as a 12months to complete. my wife's last birth went 4 weeks over. don't follow the indoctrination that so called medical professionals want u to, especially when they get paid more for a c-section then a normal birth.
Here doctors start applying pressure to induce at 10 days overdue, but you can always refuse, at your own risk, unless medically necessary. You might need to go into the doctor's office daily at some point, but they can't force you. Plus: my midwife told me: everything within two weeks around the calculated due date (in BOTH directions is medically considered as "on time birth".
26: tell that to every woman who has gone over and their baby was stillborn. I even know of someone who, by the counsel of women online, went against her doctor and had a stillbirth at 44 weeks. Who knows how long he had been dead. So don't just assume your body knows. Same with early labor too.
Well that's certainly disappointing. I hope everything goes well, OP! Please give us an update when the baby is born!
I'm the OP (different name, yeah, but I changed it when i submitted for giggles). Baby was born 12 hours after this visit to the hospital! Turned out I was in labor even though nothing was happening the first time I went in and the contractions weren't registering, hence why they told me it was just gas. They told me to go home and rest, walk, and exercise to "get things moving". My pain got worse and I went back later that night. Had him a few hours later. So, all-in-all, this FML had a happy ending!
Well they told my sister she had gas and she was actually in labor. They wouldn't believe she was actually in labor until she said she had to push.
I didn't get induced until I was a week overdue with my second. 9 days overdue to be exact. Turns out the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck
To those asking about induction, quite a few hospitals will let you go naturally up to two weeks past the set due date. So 42weeks gestation, before setting up an induction date. Generally because the original ultrasound isnt 100% full proof on babies age, but also due to inductions raising the rate of c section.