Just wondering, my OB is looking at the options of induction and while I wanted as natural of a birth as possible - I said no. She asked me, "Well do you want a C-section?". Honestly, I don't. I would rather give labor a shot but made me think:
For you ladies out there wanting a natural birth - are you willing to go to C-section or would you eventually get induced if you had to? Would you only opt for that if you were way overdue? Just wondering the opinions out there! My OB says there is still plenty of time but she is surprised for the hours I work on my feet that I am still high, closed and haven't dropped yet.
I wanted a natural birth, but I ended up needing to be induced for medical reasons (I'd had pre-eclampsia from 31 weeks, and it had become a risk). I consented to the induction, because it was the best choice for me. I was given cervidil (an IUD type of thing) to ripen my cervix, which was to stay in place for 12 hours. After four hours they had to remove it because I was having contractions, and from there, I was able to have a fantastic birth with no complications or tearing. I was SO pleased with my LO. I would definitely never have opted for a c-section over my experience. Obviously everyone has a different experience with child birth, but I'd rather be induced.
I would also choose to be monitored. I would need a medical reason before being induced or having a c-section, e.g. babe or me suffering. If all was still fine I would continue to be monitored and wait for LO to start birth him or herself.
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