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Old 05-25-2011, 04:01 PM   #11
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Re: How many weeks would you be willing to go "overdue" before being induced?

42 weeks for me too.. I'd probably want some extra monitoring the last couple days.

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Old 05-25-2011, 04:10 PM   #12
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42 weeks here, but I would want NSTs and close monitoring for at least the last week.
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:13 PM   #13
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I would not let anyone touch me before 42 weeks. I would however, start trying to naturally induce after 40 to avoid medical induction.
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I would normally want to wait it out, 41wks +/- a couple days or so with additional monitoring. But unfortunatly I almost died of PP heart failure after #3, who was only 3 days overdue, so my OBs have never wanted to risk going past 39wks since I really was never supposed to get pregnant again! I wouldn't feel right risking it for my own selfish reasons and end up dying when I narrowly escaped dying last time. It just wouldn't be right. If I didn't have any complications and baby was doing well and not estimated to be 13lbs I would let myself go to about 41wks before inducing. Unless you're a FTM, a post-date induction isn't nearly as bad. I was induced at 39wks with #4 and it was easy peasy. My 40+wk induction was even easier. I imagine it wouldn't take much to induce a 2nd+ time mom at 41+wks.
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Re: How many weeks would you be willing to go "overdue" before being induced?

If I was confident of the dates I'd go to 42 weeks - I'd do NST and whatnot as recommended.
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Honestly it would depend on the baby, and how I'm doing. I'm all for letting the baby come on their own time, but when I'm crying and would rather die than be pregnant one more minute after the due date has passed I'd be doing everything I can to speed up the process. That being said, I'd be hard pressed to induce unless it was past 42 weeks just simply because inducing is SO much worse and harder on the body than going into labor on your own. But every baby is different. I know some of my friends whose pregnant with their third child and the first two had to be coaxed out of the womb after 42 weeks AND inducing happened.
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I **so** hear you! I'd rather the baby come when she wants too, but man, I am.so.done. My Dr. has also mentioned the risks of going past 41 weeks...baby *could* stop growing, baby *could* poop in the uterus, amnio fluid *could* go low, placenta *could* stop functioning like it should. Lots of coulds, huh?

I'm going to pray about this. I just have a hard time feeling comfortable either way I guess.
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Re: How many weeks would you be willing to go "overdue" before being induced?

I - personally - would go until at least 43 weeks because that is technically only 1 week past typical gestation period.
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I - personally - would go until at least 43 weeks because that is technically only 1 week past typical gestation period.
My last pg went 42W 5D. I refused induction and ended up with an emergency csection.
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Re: How many weeks would you be willing to go "overdue" before being induced?

I would go 42 at least. My son was born the day after 42 weeks. This time around I would ask for the monitoring. They didn't do any last time.
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42 weeks is my max. After 40 weeks, I get really anxious and try the natural methods.

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