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Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by BethTwydall, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Munkki

    Munkki Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I want to update on this conversation, now that my daughter is actually born... So, I declined the early induction, which was offered for week 37 or 38, but showed up for a lot of monitoring. I was hoping for a natural, spontaneous birth, but, in the end, went for two sweeps around my due date and then for an induction at 40 weeks + 5 days. My daughter was born at exactly 41 weeks. She has been very healthy and far from stillbirth, as far as I can tell. I stayed in the hospital for more monitoring after birth, which was good, as I got lots of breastfeeding support. My baby has been thriving from the start, and is hitting all milestones early. I have also breastfed her without major problems. I am glad, I declined the early induction, so glad! In hindsight, it seems ludicrous to me to have forced her out of my tummy up to four weeks earlier. As it was difficult enough to get her out just after the due date, weeks earlier would have been just more painful, I suppose.
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