The hospital has my due date as Oct 21st based off LMP. I KNOW the exact date I ovulated, my due date should be Oct 25th and so far the 12 week scan and 20 week scans were both spot on with my date. The hospital refused to change the date since there is less than a 5 day difference and therefore it is deemed insignificant. My doctor does not want me to go far over my due date because I have had so many complications during this pregnancy including bleeding early on, and an incidence of slow growth which can both be a sign of the placenta potentially starting to fail. The doppler scans are showing a borderline s/d ratio which shows blood flow through the umbilical artery. It should be below 3 and my numbers have been 2.9, 3.1 and 3.0 over the last few weeks. My doctor says my flow is good, my fluid perfect, NSTs look great but I am stressed out. On top of all of this there is the heart defect to worry about and truthfully, I would prefer to have Zoe on a Sunday night or Monday morning so that she will end up with less time in the NICU. They are going to wait a few days before doing the surgery and I would prefer having the surgery done on a Wed/Thurs rather than delaying the surgery due to another weekend and if I deliver her on a Thursday or Friday they will just wait until the Monday to start doing the tests anyway. If I don't have her by Friday I am going to have to set an induction date. I could set the date for the 21st (the hospitals due date for me but technically 4 days early by my calculations) or give her more of a chance to come out on her own and get a bit larger and induce on the 28th (3 days past my calculated due date.) If I wait longer it would mean coming in for more visits (twice a week) to get more scans which is a huge pain as well as potentially risking something going wrong with the cord and needing an EMCS but there is a part of me that feels guilty inducing before her due date and giving her the chance to make an appearance on her own. There is also the discomfort factor and I would like her here as soon as possible and so I am making efforts to self induce. Given the complications and risks would you choose to get induced on the 21st or give it longer and wait till the 28th? Also, one more thing and it is rather selfish but there is a part of me that wants to bring her home by my birthday which is Nov 12th or at least Thanksgiving and if I induce later it means I may not have her home by my birthday (which may not happen either way depending on how well she does after surgery) but its still something I am hoping for.