I'm 38 weeks. I was 4 cm. dilated for a week and now I'm 5 cm but not in active labor.
My doctor is concerned that baby is having trouble engaging in the birth canal because despite everything else (dilation, effacing, and contracting) she is just not moving down.
My doctor wants to schedule an induction for next monday (I'll be a little over 39 weeks)
Should I go ahead and do it or should I let baby keep trying to descend naturally?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:53 PM on Sep. 21, 2009 in Pregnancy
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 2:56 PM on Sep. 21, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:57 PM on Sep. 21, 2009
NO! I was dilated for MONTHS before my kids were born. You're baby may not be ready yet! IF you are less than 42 weeks and have no health issues forcing you to induce - DON'T. Babies that are induced before they are ready (even if they are "full term") are at a greater risk of health issues and colic... My body does not produce the proper chemicals to go in to labor naturally. With my oldest my water broke and we induced - because he was ready & my water broke. (I was 42 weeks) with my youngest, we were in a hurry, we induced prior to my water breaking (I was 41 weeks) and he was not ready! He has had digestive issues from day one. The GI track is the last thing to form and if it's not ready for milk/formula when they have to start eating, it can cause issues.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:59 PM on Sep. 21, 2009
Due dates are a guess! Unless you know exactly what day you conceive they are pure conjecture. Which means if you are like me and get pregnant late in your cycle instead of right after your period you could actually be as little as 35 or 36 weeks along... Unless you have health concerns - let nature take it's course!
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:01 PM on Sep. 21, 2009
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