Quoting Maria + Cory = Alexis:" I have decided to be induced on January 25, 2013. Not because I am sick of being pregnant, I love it. ... [snip!] ... Cory is a nervous wreck. Which is completely hilarious because he already has two kids and I have none. But we are both happy."
You know what? People are gonna talk smurf to you about this, but don't worry about it! It's YOUR pregnancy! Anyways, I have been induced with all 3 of my kids and have had the same OB/GYN for 20 years. With my oldest (now 1
, I was induced 2 weeks early because she was running out of amniotic fluid. Both my 2nd and 3rd children (now 11 and 4) were induced electively. My son specifically was induced on November 28 because my doctor was going out of town for Thanksgiving on the 29th. I also did NOT want some "on call" doctor to deliver my child. This woman has been through EVERYTHING with me for the last 20 years, including my very difficult birth with my oldest who was diagnosed with DS, the day AFTER she was born! If your doctor is ok with it, and it's not more than 10-12 days early, I don't see a problem with it! My SIL is getting induced a week early so that my brother can see his son born before he's deployed...
I've also heard lots of horror stories about people who were induced. Lots of pain with Pitocin and emergency C-sections are what I hear about most.. I had my epidural in place already, before she broke my water, so I didn't feel any pain. I also didn't have to have a C-section. I know it does end up happening to a lot of people though, so just be aware!