The things I think about, have learned, want to share, and general happenings in my life.
I credit my "easy" deliveries to waiting until the baby was ready to come out. I would rather deal with the braxton hicks and being uncomfortable than getting induced. I don't know the statistics but it seems that so many women who are induced end up having C-Sections.
I couldn't agree more! And even following the methods of due date calculation as outlined in that article still do not account for the time each baby needs to "cook." I knew the day I conceived, the length of my cycle, and my past gestational history (never past 40 weeks), and I *still* went 2 1/2 weeks past my due date. Our babies know when they're ready to come if we only trust them.
Thanks. I already knew that only 5% of babies are born on their EDD, but the article was interesting. In any case, I will NOT be having an induction. Pitocin and prosteglandin gels raise uterine rupture rates in VBAC candidates significantly. (One peer-reviewed study I read showed that the use prosteglandin gels to induce labor and further augmenting labor with Pitocin increase rupture rates from about 1% to somewhere around 14%-NO THANK YOU! I'd have a scheduled c-section first.)
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