Thanks MrsR3. My husband does very much want to be here as well, and, like most men, is really clueless about the whole process of labor, inducement, etc (despite my attempts to educate him verbally and via the internet) and he is "leaving it up to me because I know best and he'll do whatever I say" - LOL his words exactly...... However he did mention he wasn't too excited to read some of the negative aspects of inducement, but like anything there are pros and cons.
I'll be making a decision by next week, and I think I'm closer to feeling completely comfortable with what I'm likely to decide...I'll keep you all posted!
I can certainly understand your desire for your sister to be there as well, and Im sorry your parents are here only in spirit to celebrate with you. My Mom is 73 and widowed and moved near us a few years ago so I am fortunate to have her here.
Gia we're in a similar situation. DH is away, 5 hours drive, until the due date. I had an emergency C-section with my first (because my pelvis ended up too small for her head) so was told there is a 60-80% chance of it happening again with yet another emergency C-section... Putting 2 and 2 together, for us it makes sense to go with the scheduled C-section for baby and I PLUS DH will be able to be there for the birth (and leave the day after for the remaining week of training). HUGS!!! It's a hard decision to make, but in the end, for us, having daddy here when baby arrives won out...
Aw thanks Junebug! It's comforting to know I am not the only one in this situation, and I'm sorry you find yourself in a similar one. I am glad your DH will be able to be there, as yes I agree, having Daddy there is of utmost importance. My DH has been away since December, coming home just for the Holidays....so everyday it's tough to do this alone. especially the further along I get. I feel like a dying cockroach trying to get out bed when I awaken on my back and gosh forbid there's an emergency I'll never get out lol. It's hard for me to read some of the other sections on this board where there are gals complaining that their OH is working late, or watching football with the guys, etc, etc, etc. I WISH that were the case here!!!! Hugs.
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