getting induced sammysweetheart Due September 4; Japan 4 posts1st Aug '12
ok so my due date is a week after school starts and i really dont want to be out of school for too long and get too far behind from everyone else... should i askk my doctor about getting induced when i make it to 37 weeks if i make it to 37 weeks? ADVICE IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. Also i want my fiancee to be there with me for labor and birth so that he doesnt miss out at all. he also starts the week before my due date!!! help please share advice.
Dr. Robert Kelso 50 kids; Indiana 63700 posts1st Aug '12
No. Inductions are hard on the mom and hard on the baby, especially when they're not medically necessary.
Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30345 posts1st Aug '12
Unfortunately, no doctor will induce before 39w without a good reason. Your reason doesn't qualify as a good one.
WeenieMachine 3 kids; Japan 27915 posts1st Aug '12
Most doctors that will do elective inductions will not do them before 39 weeks. The longer that kiddo bakes, the better. 37 weeks is still a little early when you're talking lung maturation.
☼ 2 kids; Florida 1788 posts1st Aug '12
I would hope that the health of your baby is more important than missing a couple weeks of school. If you are determined enough you can make them up in no time.
*Soon 2B G0rda* Due December 24; 3 kids; Mexico 8906 posts1st Aug '12
Quoting sammysweetheart:" ok so my due date is a week after school starts and i really dont want to be out of school for too long ... [snip!] ... for labor and birth so that he doesnt miss out at all. he also starts the week before my due date!!! help please share advice. "
I went back to school the next day school day after having my last.. you don't really have to miss any time... I had her thursday and the next school day was monday because we don't have class fridays.. I missed only an hour that monday.
MommySpurgeonX4 4 kids; Idaho 1508 posts1st Aug '12
i had a repeat csection so i had my son at 39 weeks, he ended up in the nicu, scariest moment of my life... do not try to have your child before they are ready. going through the experience i did i don't think i would ever elect to have an induction ever again (but i got my tubes tied so no more babies for me.)