His reasons being that being induced raises the likelihood of intervention and the chances of an emergency caesar are just so much higher. In his words - since both myself and the baby are doing so well, he can't see the point.
I do understand his reasoning, but my stomach is crazily huge and it's so difficult to do anything now.
Enough whinging, anyway as for the rest of my visit:
- He looked at my ultrasound results and said that if I do go full term he would expect that the baby will be around a 10lber.
- He offered me a caesar, to which I explained I want to avoid. He was fine with that.
- He has agreed to clamp my tubes at the same time should I end up having a caesar.
- Due to how big and hard my stomach is he couldn't even tell if the baby is still head down, so I was lucky enough to have a quick squiz at her on the portable ultrasound.
- I got my internal (well 2 actually since he had a trainee Dr with him and he asked if I minded if he had a feel as well). I'm 1cm dilated, cervix is 3cms long and soft, and I'm 2/5 engaged.
- He doesn't think I'll go over my due date and thinks that the baby will be born within the next 2 weeks.
So in a nutshell that's it. Surprisingly I'm not anywhere near as disappointed at not getting the induction that I thought I'd be.
So tonight I figure I might as well try as many natural induction methods as I can if my cervix is already favourable. I've been doing some research on all the different methods and I try them all (well all except castor oil) if need be.