so difficulft for many women intimidated by professionals. The last birth I attend was of a lady that was told that she had to be induced because the placenta was bad! She gave birth with 41 weeks beautifully at home.
I know, Mary Zwart, I know... The psychological terrorism of a bad placenta, of the insufficient amniotic fluid, of a too big baby... Poor women...
I was told all those things except the too big of baby part, they were telling me my baby could lose weight in utero! I did lots of my own research so I called B.S. on all their pressure techniques, but the Dr's manner made the last 12 days (post date) incredibly stressful which is not what a mama needs before birth.
40, or 41, or 42, or 43, or more... don't presume all babies take the same time to be ready. I have had three baby girls, all at different gestations of their OWN choosing and timing. One at 42, one at 41+5 and one at 42+2. Good friend of mine only just had her babe this month, at 45 weeks!
I went to 43+1
My older son was born at 42 weeks..... he took his time being born.....I made sure that the birth was his own, not the Dr. nurses or hospital schedule.... I'm happy that I did.
We are not microwave ovens! Your body and your baby know when it's time for birth.
LOL.. what? we don't go beep?
Just heard this on the radio today.
I've seen too too many elective inductions end up as a c-section and with babies in the NICU...ALL unnecessarily. If only they had waited. Better times are among us and nurses need to be advocates and voices for our little ones.
I think all women want healthy full term babies my son went to almost 41 weeks but my daughter had to be taken early at 26 weeks or she would not be here with me now. im thankful for the technology that let the doctors save her.
As a nurse midwife....please, please, please say no to elective induction. HOW we are born, matter. Children are not convenient, but they are WORTH every minute of the rest of you life. Since you life is about to be very inconvenienced, you might as well start by letting labor happen when it will. It is not about you anymore, part of being a mother is giving of yourself, putting your needs second... or last sometimes.
I had a lovely birth four months ago at over 43 weeks. A happy, healthy baby and a relatively easy labor. Find a care provider who will let your baby come when he's good and ready!