I am currently 40+3 and have had some pregnancy complications that make it risky to go too far past 41 weeks and that also may make a c-section safer. Basically, I was on bed rest for 10 weeks with a slight placental abruption. Thank God, the baby has been doing/ growing just fine (he's actually in the 92 percentile). I also have a large uterine fibroid that poses a small threat of emergency c-section if trying to deliver naturally becasue my uterus may not contract properly and the baby may not be able to get past the fibroid. And the baby is estimated to be very large and going overdue is making him larger, still. So I've been waiting to go into labor on my own, but need to have a plan since it looks like that may not happen. The doctor today gave me the choice between a scheduled c-section on Friday or to try naturally first with an induction on Monday, knowing I have a lot of risk factors that may lead to a c-section. There is a small chance of issues with my fibroid, a large baby, and that the placental abruption could become larger if I go into labor (which is life threatening to both me and the baby). Obviously, neither option is ideal and I'm torn and was hoping to get others experiences with either c-sections or inductions. Please no lectures on intervention-happy doctors, blah blah. My doctor would not be advising either option if it wasn't necessary. I want to do what is best and safest for the baby.