You might think it is a little premature to be thinking about being induced, but it's time. I went to the doctor yesterday, and he told me that at my next appointment they would schedule my induction if I wanted. I have moved up in the pregnancy world and am now having appointments with the doc every two weeks. So, I have 12 days now to decide.
On your second baby my doctor will induce you a week early. Ahh, a week less of pregnancy. How wonderful! And, in my case, it could actually be saving me 12 days of pregnancy if I follow the same schedule as I did with Jax. To anyone carrying an extra 20 pounds, that sounds like the greatest thing in the world.
My doctor told me that you usually do the same thing you did with your last baby, just with a faster delivery. With Jax I went 5 days over my due date. I am not exactly looking to do that again. I signed up for 9 months. No longer.
So, I asked the doctor the risks of induction. He said that since they only induce you a week early, there are pretty much no risks for the baby. The only risk is that your cervix isn't ready, doesn't do anything, and you have to have a c-section. Not really interested in that.
Chase doesn't think that I should be induced. He thinks that the baby will come when it is ready - even if that is a few days after the doctor says your due. He just thinks it is best to let it happen naturally. I can't decide.
We will be going on a little weekend family reunion with Chase's family the weekend I could be induced. Don't worry, we will only be 45 minutes from my hospital. So, I would schedule my induction for either Sunday June 28th - just 3 days before my due date or Monday, June 29th - just 2 days before my due date. But, like I said, I have a history of going over.
So, the question is: to induce or not to induce? SHould I just stick it out for another week? Or, should I kiss this pregnant belly goodbye as soon as possible in the miserable summer heat? Any suggestions?