Quoting Brookelyn&Chantz Mommy:" December 12th to December 21st is only a 9 day difference. If she gets induced next Saturday which is ... [snip!] ... think u might not be due until the 21st why would they induce so soon? Baby might not be ready. I'd wait until after Xmas."
Have you ever looked up the dangerous effects from Pitocin on baby and mother?
I am speaking from experience.
I was induced at 39 weeks with pitocin. It literally forces the baby out, no matter how much your own body is prepared. I almost had to have a c section from him getting stuck, but they finally got him out with a vacuum. If I waited and let my body do what it was made to do to prepare, I wouldnt have had such a miserable labor. I was just blessed LO didnt go into distress from it and was developed correctly.
You can be pregnant for two weeks AFTER 40 weeks.. 40 is not the set in stone number.
I am not knocking her for doing it, because I did the same thing. However, I did it because I did not feel like it was a "big deal." It very much is. I just would like her to make the most informed decision.
If she continues with it, then that is on her and her doctor and I just would like to wish them well and hope everything goes smoothly.