mychaelelaine wrote:So, what are negatives to being induced? I've read several times of members wanting to go into labor on their own. You guys are right. I'll have a conversation next week. Petunia thanks for answering, I asked on the other thread why you were being induced.
Mainly, you might be setting yourself up for a difficult labor and delivery and you are more likely to end up with a c-section.
Unless you do an amnio prior to test for lung maturity, the baby's lungs might not be fully developed (although after 37 weeks, that risk is relatively low), or other "preemie" issues- jaundice, difficulty breastfeeding, etc. But there's no guarantees. My friend had a c-section at 41 weeks and her baby ended up having jaundice and a lot of trouble feeding too. DS's lungs were fine, he needed the lights for jaundice for a day and a half or so (but not so bad he couldn't stay in our room), and we did struggle a bit with nursing-though that was mainly due to very unhelpful/not-breastfeeding friendly staff at the hospital. (It got much better after we were finally released and he ended up breastfeeding for over a year.)
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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