Thursday, June 23, 2016

Getting Induced


I posted on IG the other day that I was going to get induced at 39 weeks and I had quite a few comments from people (who obviously know way better than the mom carrying the baby & my doctor) telling me not to get induced. Most of the time I just ignore these comments but I decided to talk a little about my decision!

Right now my due date is July 27th, however, the last ultra sound I did put my due date at July 22nd. My doctor only wanted to change my due date (again) if it was more than a week off so we have kept it at July 27th. I would be getting induced a week earlier than this date, so really only 2 days earlier than the date the baby was measuring at (about 39 weeks & 5 days). The baby is considered full term at 37 weeks so by waiting until then the baby will be perfectly developed.

Honestly, I am not planning on getting induced though! Laikynn came at 37 weeks and Titan came at 38 weeks so I am guessing this baby will come at least a week early anyways! If he doesn't then I can make the final call then on if I want to get induced or not. I am actually pretty scared to get induced! I feel like my labor and delivery will be so much easier if I wait until the baby comes on his own so that is what I am crossing my fingers will happen! I have heard both good and bad things about getting induced so I will just keep getting information up until the day I have to make that decision. I will weigh in a lot of information including if I am dilated at all or not by then! 

The main reasoning for getting induced is so that Titan can be there when I deliver. Titan leaves to go with his dad for a few weeks for summer break so if I wait until my due date he would not be there to come to the hospital to see his brother. (I know what your thinking, why don't I just ask his dad if he could come over for a few hours to see his new brother once he is born.... ha, oh if you only knew who I was dealing with.) Titan has been so excited to finally have a brother that I don't want him to miss out on such a special day! So I want to do everything I can to make sure he is there!

Also, My babies are big! Devan was born at over 10lbs & I was born at over 9lbs! With laikynn being over 7lbs at 37 weeks, I know this baby will be a big one if I go to 40 weeks! Ouch!

So there you have it concerned mamas. But a little advice for in the future, I will almost guarantee that any mom you are giving your lovely advice to has already thought about it and is making the best decision for her and her sweet baby(ies). Let's all start supporting each other rather than trying to tear each other down! We are all just trying our best to be the best for our little ones!

Oh and if I let Titan bring his scooter with him to photo shoots I get the perfect smiles! Who knew!


8 comments:

  1. Aw, that sort of advice is always tough. I think other moms generally mean well when they give it though. Doctors don't always tell expecting mothers everything and inductions are really being pushed a lot, so it's understandable that moms would try to give you more details. Hopefully they went about it in a nice way! haha I am sure you are making the best decision for you guys though! And you probably know that third trimester weight estimates are notoriously WAY off. :) Hope little babe comes on its own time and when brother is there- ideal right? Fingers crossed!

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  2. Most people comment not out of judgment, but out of awareness and concern. Even this article from fit pregnancy highlights the risks not only to baby, but also to the mother: http://www.fitpregnancy.com/pregnancy/labor-delivery/truth-about-induction

    I wish you the beat and hope everything goes smoothly.

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  3. I agree with you 100%!! Other mommies might be thinking they're doing you a favor by adding their 2 sense but telling someone else what not to do isn't really helping. It's them trying to push an agenda on the other person. If you wanted their "professional" advice you'd ask for it. Its like telling another mother not to get an epidural. To do it all natural. There are always going to pros and cons to everything we do that's why I never "advise" someone to do something especially with their own bodies. I think being induced is just great! I've had it done with one of my babies and everything went perfect!

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  4. There is nothing wrong with getting induced. Three of my four babies were induced on or past due date. It is uncomfortable getting induced but otherwise my babies would have camped inside forever. I didn't even dialate on my own. My babies were big too so getting induced is a blessing. No matter which way one births (vaginal, c-section, induced, natural, v-back) the most important thing is delivery baby safely and mom's well being/safety. Best wishes on a safe,healthy delivery.

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  5. There is nothing wrong with getting induced. Three of my four babies were induced on or past due date. It is uncomfortable getting induced but otherwise my babies would have camped inside forever. I didn't even dialate on my own. My babies were big too so getting induced is a blessing. No matter which way one births (vaginal, c-section, induced, natural, v-back) the most important thing is delivery baby safely and mom's well being/safety. Best wishes on a safe,healthy delivery.

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  6. Please, please, please do your research on circumcision and the dangers and risk of death. PLEASE. It could save your baby.

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  7. I'm sorry you have to deal with others inconsiderate comments! I've been induced due to pregnancy complications with baby #1, went into labor on my own with baby #2 and induced by choice with baby #3. baby #3 was my best delivery and come to find out he was showing signs of stress and his heart rate kept dropping when I finally got all hooked up. Had I not been induced who knows what could have happened. It seems like when it comes to all things baby (pregnancy, labor, nursing etc) everyone becomes judgemental and forgets to filter their comments and thoughts. I'm glad everything went well for you! Don't listen to all the harsh people out there and enjoy your cute family!!!

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