Quoting Will☮Creedence:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Summerfrost:</b>" I agree with this. Right now the goal is ... [snip!] ... to end up in a csection with my son in the NICU. If there's an infection I willl let them induce. Otherwise there is NO reason."
The truth is this, it is pretty rare for a woman to make it past the first week with her water fully ruptured. Contractions start... infection happens ... Pregnancy was just not designed to continue without our amniotic fluid. No one *wants* their baby in the NICU, but it happens. No one gets pregnant and thinks 'Gee i want my water to break early. I want to take a bunch of drugs to stay pregnant or help the baby, or Today feels like a good day for surgery', but it happens. I would not wish having a micro-preemie on anyone. I am still hoping that you make it to 34 weeks and that the baby is only in the NICU for a couple of weeks.
And if your son is in the right position, if you want to go into labor with no drugs, more power to you.
Right now the baby has no barrier between him or her and the outside world. They are so fragile that your son or daughter is getting banged around. Preemie skin is much different from full term baby skin. Every time they turn, there is the risk that their cord will get compressed because there's no cushioning between him or her and the wall of your uterus. There is bacteria in there from your vagina that shouldn't be in there. Your baby's bones which are still primarily cartilage at this point are getting warped because he or she doesn't have the fluid he or she needs to develope normally. It is a hostile environment in there. That is why it's not safe for you to stay pregnant until 40 weeks.
I'm going to assume that you researched all of the natural stuff. All I'm asking is that you research Pprom and what that means for your baby and then make an informed decision instead of just sticking to what you wanted before.
I understand the guilt, the saddness, and the anger you're feeling right now because all of the sudden your life has been turned up-side-down. I have been there. I have had preemies, natural deliveries and c-sections. I also had a full term induced vbac's. None of it was what i pictured for my pregnancies, but i have 3 living children. I've held a tiny fragile baby that was covered in bruises and so small that they couldn't do anything to save him. There is a whole bunch I would do to prevent that from ever happening again. If that meant that I had to stand on my head for months and have surgeries and take drugs, I would do it in a heartbeat.