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When does your doctor induce? ☮Hippie Jesus☮ 2 kids; West Virginia 10560 posts
15th Jun '13

I'm not sure what my doctors do if you go overdue... as I've never even been close to doing so. But I'm curious how it goes for most other people. Do you go a week overdue before an induction is scheduled? Or maybe some doctors aren't concerned about being overdue as long as everything seems to be okay?



So, given no medical problems or reasons for induction besides baby not coming on their own, would your doctor induce at a certain point after your due date? Or baby will come when baby will come?



My grandmother was about 3 weeks overdue with my aunt when she was finally born. She says the doctor told her, "when the apple is ready, it will fall". lol Three weeks overdue sounds pretty painful, though. Phew.



I'm scared of an induction because of the increased likelihood of c-section... So I really, really hope that I don't go way over. :shock:

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
15th Jun '13

Since I wanted a VBA2C, my dr didn't want me to go too overdue. We initially were going to schedule an induction for 40+3 and then changed it to 40+2 (surgeon wanted to do my c/s for 40+3 and I cried at the thought of a 3rd c/s). Water broke on its own at 40+1 but I didn't have any contractions and was GBS+ so they gave me pitocin.

BlackVelvet 1 child; 1 angel baby; Aurora, Illinois 4372 posts
status 15th Jun '13

I think i was gonna have an induction at 40+5 but LO came on her own at 39+2. My doc and I never really talked about inductions

Sofie+#2 Due March 18; TTC since Jun 2014; 1 child; Sheffield, So, United Kingdom 7701 posts
15th Jun '13

10-13 days after EDD

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
15th Jun '13

It depends on how much you resist. I would say most probably push it at least by 41 weeks. Some don't til 42. But It all depends on how much you push to not get induced.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
15th Jun '13

If you don't want an induction, you have every right to refuse. If the baby isn't having problems, there's no reason to be induced for being "overdue".

~Jalen Dmitri's Mommy~ Due May 29; 1 child; Frankfort, KY, United States 1618 posts
15th Jun '13

I had a midwife and she wasnt going to induce until 2weeks overdue but I had an appt when she was on vacation to check my amniotic fluids and they thought they were low but werent. They tried to induce me but rechecked my fluids and let me go home on day 2 of the induction and i came back 24 hours in labor on my own finally lol so they induced me 8 days over my due date

☮Hippie Jesus☮ 2 kids; West Virginia 10560 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting A❤T=P&W:" If you don't want an induction, you have every right to refuse. If the baby isn't having problems, there's no reason to be induced for being "overdue"."


I thought after awhile the risk of baby having a BM inside gets high and if that happens, then it could go into baby's lungs during birth?

~Jalen Dmitri's Mommy~ Due May 29; 1 child; Frankfort, KY, United States 1618 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting A❤T=P&W:" If you don't want an induction, you have every right to refuse. If the baby isn't having problems, there's no reason to be induced for being "overdue"."

if you are overdue or already in the hospital or doctors office and that is told to you that it is the best thing for the baby (MD's like to just get the baby out and dont like to play the waiting game IMO)
if you refuse they will report it to your insurance that you are wanting to leave against medical instructions and you will be responsible for the entire bill out of pocket

Squeaky McGee [11 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65278 posts
15th Jun '13

My doctor will be inducing me at 39 weeks (or sooner, depending on how my placenta holds up) for medical reasons.



However, with my first, he said he wouldn't induce until I was 41 weeks, which was more than okay with me. I ended up going on my own at 39 weeks.

Squeaky McGee [11 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65278 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting [Hippie Jesus]:" I thought after awhile the risk of baby having a BM inside gets high and if that happens, then it could go into baby's lungs during birth?"


That is a risk, but it's also a risk during induction or anytime the baby is in distress. They'll monitor baby and placenta.

Squeaky McGee [11 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65278 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting ~Jalen Dmitri's Mommy~:" if you are overdue or already in the hospital or doctors office and that is told to you that it is the ... [snip!] ... that you are wanting to leave against medical instructions and you will be responsible for the entire bill out of pocket"


Lol, no. Totally false. Refusing to be induced is not leaving AMA. :?

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting [Hippie Jesus]:" I thought after awhile the risk of baby having a BM inside gets high and if that happens, then it could go into baby's lungs during birth?"


You have to weigh the risks, and do what is best for you.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting ~Jalen Dmitri's Mommy~:" if you are overdue or already in the hospital or doctors office and that is told to you that it is the ... [snip!] ... that you are wanting to leave against medical instructions and you will be responsible for the entire bill out of pocket"



not sure where you heard that, but I'm going with that is false information.

Squeaky McGee [11 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65278 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting A❤T=P&W:" not sure where you heard that, but I'm going with that is false information. "


Yup.