Wait to induce in a healthy pregnancy

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Registered: 07-16-2008
Wait to induce in a healthy pregnancy
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 11:42pm

"Through the late weeks of gestation, their brains, lungs and livers keep growing and developing to ready them for the world. At 35 weeks, their brains are only two-thirds the size they will be at 39 to 40 weeks."


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Registered: 03-01-2009
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 5:23pm
I've read about the increase in early inductions, especially when it's out of convenience. I want my babies in there as long as possible, knowing full well that they may decide to come on their own earlier than they should. I'm changing drs due to a move in about 2 weeks so it will be interesting to see what their philosophy is. As long as my babies are growing and thriving and my health is good, I have no problem keeping them baking as long as I can, convenience or not.
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Registered: 02-27-2011
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 7:10pm
I would never induce with a singleton unless I hit 41+ weeks and things were starting to go bad in there (low fluid levels, deteriorating placenta). I intend to keep these babies in as long as is healthy for me and for them. Because I have hypertension I don't know how that will change things having never had it before, but my goal is 35 weeks and if I hit that then 38 weeks. I want more then anything to bring my babies home with me. I do NOT want to leave them in the NICU.

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