Well, if your doctors are giving you a choice. I would go with the induction for a few reasons. 1) Although, the baby is big, you can always get an epidural or some form of medication to ease with the pain when it comes time to push. 2) I personally am not a fan of any type of major surgery when its not medically necessary. 3) If you're not afraid to push that 10lb baby out, then go for it. Less recovery time, most that could happen is you tear a bit, which stiches will take care of and you may not even feel them with an epidural.
As for the C-section, like I said unless there are some kind of complications where your pelvis is too small or you're way past your due date and your baby is just getting bigger then you may want to consider your doctors opinion for which option is best for you. 1) It is a bit of a longer recovery. 2) You do have to consider it as a major medical procedure (although women go through it all the time) 3) If you have a choice, go with what's comfortable for you.
my mom had a 12pound 4ounce baby naturally,.. its possible just because the baby is "big" doesn't mean the babys head is huge maybe babys just long? and they told my sister her baby was already 10pounds 2 ounces and induced her 2 weeks early and baby was only 7pounds 9ounces.
I agree with you completely. My uncle, who was a very conservative doctor, taught us that you should only resort to surgery (of any kind) when nothing else worked. For that reason we have all chosen our ob/gyn's very carefully, and the newest generation are employing midwives.
So you have to ask what harm the doctor did. Even a couple of weeks early is detrimental to the baby. I guess delivering babies is terribly boring, so they take out the knives, or induce, or whatever. C-sections in the US are around 33 per cent. That is about four times what is medically indicated.
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