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Not being induced, waiting naturally. de--activated Andorra 715 posts
11th Dec '12

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Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
11th Dec '12

Letting a pregnancy go past 42 weeks (POST term) is just as dangerous as the baby coming PRE term.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
11th Dec '12

Yup we tell them constantly. But apparently it never sinks in. Now I'm ever more bitter about it cause I can't go full term and have to have a csection and all these ladies b***h about hitting 40 weeks. I'd give anything to go overdue :(

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
11th Dec '12

How do you know that half of the women on this site were induced? I wasn't.

Nicola =) 1 child; Huntsville, Alabama 2783 posts
11th Dec '12

To each their own. Its none of my business.

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" Letting a pregnancy go past 42 weeks (POST term) is just as dangerous as the baby coming PRE term."


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♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5806 posts
11th Dec '12

I have been induced. Twice. Went overdue once.
Not your baby, not your choice.

Aria Dawn's mommy 33 kids; Texas 1864 posts
11th Dec '12

I'm having a water birth as well :D
I signed up for 40+ weeks. Is it uncomfortable? f**k yeah, but I'm not evicting my child.

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:" How do you know that half of the women on this site were induced? I wasn't."


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de--activated Andorra 715 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting ♥Mama Constantine:" I have been induced. Twice. Went overdue once. Not your baby, not your choice. "


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~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
11th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" Letting a pregnancy go past 42 weeks (POST term) is just as dangerous as the baby coming PRE term."</blockquote>



I wouldn't say that. Can it be dangerous, of course, but premature birth is much more likely to cause problems. Close monitoring can eliminate the majority of the risks with post dates.

Nicola =) 1 child; Huntsville, Alabama 2783 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting grizzy:" Every birth story I keep reading on here introduces being induced or ending in csections. Everyone I've ... [snip!] ... me about the same thing. It scares me, it bothers me more that they think I will end up with a csection if I go a bit overdue."


Sometimes a C-section is what's best. I don't think most women want a C-section by any means.



I didn't want my Induction or C-section but it was what was best for DS.

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4268 posts
11th Dec '12

46% of statistics are made up on the spot.



:roll:
How do you know how many ladies were induced?? And of that "half," how many were elective and how many were medically necessary?
I wish I could have gone full term and maybe beyond. Some women just don't. The end of pregnancy can be excrutiating. I don't think that's an excuse but some women and their doctors do.
Good luck with your water birth! I want to try that next time.



Ps- I was induced and delivered vaginally ;)

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting grizzy:" Not all times, my MW has delivered 900 babies naturally that's more than most Drs, that are only trained to be surgeons and perform csections. "


Yeah, honey - all times. The placenta begins to fail after that point, which means dimished oxygen to the baby. I delivered my oldest at 42+3 (with a midwife) and she said they SHOULD have induced sooner because my placenta "looked like beat up hamburger". I had a c-section.



Frankly, I think you come across very judgemental - you don't know every woman's situation, and you certainly don't know enough to be making decisions about "half the women" on this site.

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Elena Dawn's mommy:" I'm having a water birth as well :D I signed up for 40+ weeks. Is it uncomfortable? f**k yeah, but I'm not evicting my child."


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