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♥ Mutha. TTC since Jan 1995; 3830 posts
13th Mar '13

Thanks for the input.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
13th Mar '13

Sounds like she was talking out of her ass lol. I'd talk to the doctor, but dont be surprised if he tells you no, especially before 39 weeks.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
13th Mar '13

I dont know, but I do know that at the end of pregnancy my doctor always checks for progression.

*the girls mom* 3 kids; Warren, Michigan 687 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting ♥ExpectingOurLast:" My DH wanted me to ask my doctor about induction at 38-39wks since he works out of town & doesn't ... [snip!] ... I thought about it, how would she know you are 3cm after 38wks if she doesn't check for dilation until you go into labor? lol"


lol. maybe you should ask your doctor. i had a similar situation and i asked and they set me up for induction the day i turned 39 weeks but i was also 3 cm for a month before that. i ended up having her sunday morning and was going to be induced on monday. my doctor started checking for dialation at 35 weeks.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
13th Mar '13

Induction at 38-39 weeks just because he works out of town? :(

Mutha. TTC since Jan 1995; 3830 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Soon 2B Mom of 2:" Sounds like she was talking out of her ass lol. I'd talk to the doctor, but dont be surprised if he tells you no, especially before 39 weeks."

I don't want to be induced, my DH just wanted me to ask. Usually at my doctors office you have a different doctor every time you go in but I had problems at the beginning of my pregnancy so I got assigned a doctor. With DD they never checked me until my water broke.

mommymassey 3 kids; Fort Worth, Texas 378 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting ♥ExpectingOurLast:" My DH wanted me to ask my doctor about induction at 38-39wks since he works out of town & doesn't ... [snip!] ... I thought about it, how would she know you are 3cm after 38wks if she doesn't check for dilation until you go into labor? lol"

Maybe she meant they dont check specifically for dilation until labor. My doctor doesnt check until labor but he will start pelvic exams at my next appointment (so 34 to 35 weeks) and will be able to tell me about my progress. If that is not the case for you, then yeah that is confusing. I would def ask about it.

Mutha. TTC since Jan 1995; 3830 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Mom-moo:" Induction at 38-39 weeks just because he works out of town? :("

It's more out of state than out of town. He'll be 6 hours away.

Mutha. TTC since Jan 1995; 3830 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting mommymassey:" Maybe she meant they dont check specifically for dilation until labor. My doctor doesnt check until labor ... [snip!] ... be able to tell me about my progress. If that is not the case for you, then yeah that is confusing. I would def ask about it. "

I remember when I went to the hospital thinking my water broke they did a test to check but that's as close to a progress check I ever got until my water actually broke.

mommymassey 3 kids; Fort Worth, Texas 378 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting ♥ExpectingOurLast:" I remember when I went to the hospital thinking my water broke they did a test to check but that's as close to a progress check I ever got until my water actually broke."

I have a different doctor this time then I did with DD. That doctor never checked me until I went in to be induced but with this doctor, not only will he not induce, which I love because I regret inducing with DD, but he also explains everything to me, and I mean everything. I love this doctor. I am almost thinking about having one more after this one just so he can be my doctor again.. I am totally kidding, we are done after this one. lol

Mutha. TTC since Jan 1995; 3830 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting mommymassey:" I have a different doctor this time then I did with DD. That doctor never checked me until I went in ... [snip!] ... about having one more after this one just so he can be my doctor again.. I am totally kidding, we are done after this one. lol"

lol I love my doctor too. But this is def my last baby! Luckily I can still use her as a doctor for woman issues after baby is born.