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Why do so many women want to induce and make there babies come out before it is time?
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I don't want to be induced but am told that I need to or I could lose my little man. Some of us don't do it bc we want too. I know there are people that do it bc they want a specific doctor or day for their baby to be born.
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I think it is a little messed up to pick a day for convenience but that is what our society has come too
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I didn't mean women that have to I know some have to due to medical reasons I meant the ones that just want to I think if your body is capable why not hold your baby as long as you can it's better for them in the long run they are fully developed
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Well I've been pushed into induction before because doctor swore my baby was too big which was a lie! but I guarantee you it won't ever happen again. Worst. Thing. Ever. It's like buying bread at the gas station, yep it's convenient but your going to pay!
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I think some women just get extremely comfortable and want the induction. Not saying it's an excuse but I think that's why lol
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My sister was induced at 41 weeks. She wanted it at 40 but they refused.
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I'm inducing because I live 2 1/2 hours away from the hospital.  I would rather induce then to have the baby on the way, on the side of the road :)
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I've had to have my last 3 daughters induced because they stopped growing and dr was concerned. This is my last baby and I asked for.the induction because my oldest is graduating high school the 29th and I'm due the 1st. And I can't miss his graduation. My son and I have been through alot the last two years and he's accomplishing something neither of us thought he would. My son is already 7lbs and very healthy and I'm full term and my dr says its totally fine. I'm not being selfish I want to be there for my son because this is an extremely huge thing to him and I don't want to miss it. If that's selfish to some ppl that's their opinion. It doesn't really matter to me. My kids, ALL mu kids are important to me and Im just tryomg to be there for all.of them. I'm 39 weeks having my 8th child a little boy on Monday. :)
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Sometimes they do it if their partners are in the service nd are being deployed shortly before the due date nd want their partners there
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It seems to be more of a USA thing? I know USA has pretty bad maternity services compared to a lot of other developed countries. It happens here in Australia too but not to the same degree I think. I hear of HEAPS of people saying their doctor wants to induce them but there doesn't seem to be a medical reason. And most women trust their doctors and just go with it - doctors SHOULD only be doing it for medical reasons but often they just like to be able to conveniently schedule their week instead of waiting for an.unknown time.

As for women who choose it, I can see how convenience could outweigh the chances of something going wrong (husband going to army for 4 years or not missing a graduation ceremony - she has 8 kids, she knows what she's doing, etc) but yeah for first time mums feeling uncomfortable and just wanting the baby out, well they're braver than me. No way would I choose to force my body and baby into something they're not ready for! Birth is awesome but bloody hard work and I cannot fathom how anyone would want to make it even more risky and painful and intense than it already is... But each to their own. I can't judge what is more important to someone, only they can.
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I will be 39 Weeks and im getting induced Thursday due to health risk. On may 8th my son was 7lbs 13oz. We get ultrasounds every week and he is all baby , fully developed. I feel like its your body if it won't harm you developing child and the doctor is all for it, hey go for it.
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Im being induced tomorrow but only be because of I have to other,id never opt for it otherwise and besides theres not a hope doctors here will induce unless your 2 weeks overdue without a medical necessity for it...babies deserve the chance to come in their own time too
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@2divas1king ... I'm all for women being able to make choices depending on their circumstances... We don't know what's going on with their life. If they need to have their baby early for some reason then they can go for it if the option is available.

But it's a myth that induction is safe and won't harm your baby. It MIGHT not, but the risk of foetal distress is much higher with pitocin use which is why so many inductions end in emergency caesareans. There would never have been an emergency if there was no induction in the first place. Distress and csecs can both lead to further risk of poorer health outcomes for baby and mother. (Of course, sometimes a medical condition will be even riskier than the consequences of induction, which is why induction is recommended if bub needs to get out early.

So people should have the right to choose, but they should also have the right to know the truth - that elective induction (purely for mum or docs convenience, not medical conditions) is more dangerous for babies, as well as often more painful and intense for mums.
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I was induced with my first but only because my waters broke and after 24 hours nothing else had happened. Labour was much more painful being induced than with my second where it happened naturally. I would never choose to be induced for convenience but I'm in the UK and unless there's a medical reason or you're 2 weeks overdue doctors wont induce you anyway.
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I had to b induced cuz i carried two mths extra and wouldnt go in to labor by myself ,ben that,way with all my kids
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I tried natural induction and research on it because I got weak. I was so miserable that I went searching for natural ways to promote induction. I'm kind of guilty as I tried frequent nipple stimulation as Id read before. At 38 weeks it worked. My ankles were huge, I felt Luke I wasn'tgetting anywhere when I walked and I was terrified of my being diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Especially since my mom suffers from full diabetes. I just hot weak like a lot if us modern moms do.
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