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I have an appt today with the doc. I AM MISERABLE!!! I've been contracting all weekend. Fri & Sat were 20 mins apart... yesterday they were just sporadiac. I started at 127lbs and now weigh about 160lb and I am NOTHING but belly!!! Last visit (35wks) He estimated that she was about 5-6lbs. Would it be wrong of me to try to get him to induce me????

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Asked by Babyclark08 at 2:49 PM on Dec. 22, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • YES. IMO, wait it out. Your baby will come when they are ready. Ultrasounds can be off and there are tons of what ifs. My daughter was a preemie and although 37 weeks is technically not premature, what if your due date is off. Some babies just take longer to cook. You will meet your baby soon enough, please, don't be selfish.

    Answer by navy-wife at 2:51 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • Doctors usually won't induce labor before 38 and 1/2 weeks. You may be miserable, but it is for your own sake. I wish you the best.

    Answer by Scimecamommy at 2:52 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • I also wanted to add that you have a higher risk for c-section and other complications with an induciton.

    Answer by navy-wife at 2:52 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • Thank you ladies...i can suffer til she's ready

    Answer by Babyclark08 at 2:59 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • Good for you Babyclark, I am so proud you are thinking of your baby.

    Answer by navy-wife at 3:00 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • Good for your Mama. I know it sucks, but it's ALMOST over. Before you know it, time is going to speed up like crazy and you'll be longing for these days!

    MAN do I miss my belly! :(

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 3:05 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

  • I am proud of you too Babyclark! It is tough but so worth it for a healthy baby!

    Answer by reflect1light at 3:45 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

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