im 40 weeks today with my first child. went to the doctor today and my cervix is still closed! baby is head down but not in the birth canal. i haven't dilated at all! my doctor didn't want me to go more then a week overdue ( said still born chance increases) so im scheduled for induction in 6 days! im super nervous! im excited to meet my baby but im nervous about being induced. i didn't want to have a c section...at least not with my first and im afraid that if im induced it will up my chances. im just nervous about all the uncertainties. labor itself is scary but the thought of surgery is scary too
Your due date is not a magical number.
If your cervix is not changing then I assure you,your body/baby are not ready for labor yet.
If you don't want to be induced then all you have to do is say no.Inductions do increase your risk of requiring a csection.
If you and the baby are healthy I would wait as long as possible.
Your baby will come when he/she is ready.