Saturday, June 20, 2009

Should I induce in a week??

Today at 38 weeks
Now understanding the term "exponential growth"

Apparently my body is pretty much ready to have this baby! At my last doctor's appointment my doctor gave me the option to induce this next Saturday, June 27th, which would be 1 week early. I'm having trouble deciding what to do! I have to make a decision by Monday morning so that when I go in to my appointment I can have my doctor schedule it if I am going to do it. James and I went to lunch on Friday [at Burger Supreme :)] and I asked him what we should do. James just shrugged his shoulders. Great, thanks for the help James!! But after stressing that I REALLY need to know what to do, he started talking and helping me figure out the pros and cons of inducing next weekend. I am interested in what others think as well.

At my 36 week appointment, I was dilated to a 3 and 75% effaced. At my 37 week appointment, I was at 3+, almost 4 he said, and 90% effaced and baby was at a zero station. My 38 week appointment will be Monday (when I have to make this decision by). I still feel quite good, but I don't know how I will feel in two more weeks.

What do you guys think?? As a few ladies have said, I can always schedule it and then have another week to really decide and can cancel at the last minute if I don't feel good about it. That's pretty much what I'm thinking right now, but I could use some suggestions.


Donovan and Tawny Holloway said...

Wow I cant believe your already dilated to a 4 and 90% effaced, it took 12 hours of labor for me to get to that point! I hear being induced takes a lot longer than actually going into labor on your own. I would've liked to have gone into labor on my own, but I was 10 days over due and ended up having a 9 pounder.

Rees Family said...

My opinion is to get that baby out!!!! I think the earlier the better. You are already uncomfortable and probably not sleeping well. You might as well start your 6 week baby boot camp earlier. I say go for it!
I also like having SMALL babies. Good luck either way.