Post # 1
So I will be exactly 40 weeks Monday. I’m currently 1/2 a centimeter dialated with a soft cervix. Because my doctor does not allow you to go past 41 weeks, they want to induce me next Monday to deliver on her due date Tuesday.
They want to use the foley balloon…anyone ever have that done?
I would love to go a few days past but a few things are stopping this: there are not other availabe dates that week AND my husband’s military advancement exam is the 2nd week of March and he needs to pass this to stay in the military. If we wait, I will be all alone in the hospital and he does not want to be tired and stressed and miss our first child’s birth. So, Im “stuck” giving birth too soon for my taste when I wanted a March baby all along and Im reading those folley balls hurt like hell.
I’m really angry right now.
Post # 3
Is there any way for you to reject this procedure? What happens if you don’t give in to the induction? I thought most doctors will wait at least 2 weeks. Find out what the consequences are if you just don’t show up – it all depends on what your comfort level is, but I would not consent to being submitted to an induction before my due date…or even for a few weeks after.
Post # 4
I don’t think a doctor can disallow you from opting out. You always have the right to refuse, and I’ve heard other bees say that a doctor can’t drop you as a patient this late in your pregnancy without refering you to a new OB, so it’s not like you’d be doctorless if you said no.
I hope things work out well for you and your husband and baby. Good luck.
Post # 5
I agree with what the 2 pp”s said. There are risks to induction that early without a medical indication. I can see the difficulty about waiting with regards to your husband’s exam….but you could still wait a week, or even until the weekend. Even day will make a difference. Induction of labour before 41 weeks with an unripe cervix (which you currently have-most likely- I don’t have all the facts) carries a 50% c-section risk.
Examine for yourself if this is something you want to do. If the answer is “No”, then you need to tell your OB on Monday that you aren’t willing to be induced just yet and to negoiate another day. There are always options for induction…..what if you broke your waters on Thursday and were GBS+….you bet they’d fit space to induce you!!!! Just don’t take no for an answer. Sounds like this induction is planned for the convenience of the OB, not for the safety of you and your baby.