I read on here often about women wanting to induce their labor, or are so ready and figure since 37 weeks is considered full term they should be ready to go. Well, for medical reasons we were supposed to deliver at 37 weeks via CS. My Dr insisted on an amnio first which I thought was such a waste of time and money, but she would not deliver early w/o it. Guess what ladies, my baby is not ready at 37 weeks. Her lungs are immature and in fact they even sent my fluid off to another lab for a closer look and called me yesterday to tell me that lab also concluded the lungs are immature. If I had pushed for delivery w/o the amnio my baby could be sitting in NICU right now! So, while we are all so moody, tired, cranky, want our bodies back, and so so ready to meet our little bundles of joy we need to remember that their health comes first and just because one person's baby is ready at 35 weeks and does just fine, it doesn't mean yours will be. So, maybe inducing before the 40week mark isn't such a good thing. You never know what is going on in there and as my Dr explained to me, every baby develops at their own pace and that is why sometimes they even go past their due date. I for one am happy to wait the next two weeks out, baby in ribs and all, to make sure her lungs are developed and she will be healthy when she comes into this world.
By the way, the amnio was a breeze. It was over before I could say ouch!