This is a discussion on Induction vs C sect within the Third Trimester forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; ** *** mummy, I need advice. For my case cos of baby size / mild diabetes, baby is recommended to ...
mummy, I need advice. For my case cos of baby size / mild diabetes, baby is recommended to come out in either 37 or 38 weeks. Gynae suggest induce during period in between 37-38wks but I am not keen in induction cos a) longer process cos gynae said if check in 9am likely by next day baby will be deliver. It's next day!! B) no guarantee cervix will dilate and if after 2/3 attempt of inserting tablet etc no successful will have to c sect c) becos of long process worry it might be stressful for baby and again might lead to c sect d) heard the tablet used for induction has side effects not sure how true yet to research. So how many of you ESP those 2nd or 3rd time Mom chose induction over c sect and why ?
Some ppl, insist natural birth, will defintely go for a try to induce. For me, i'm very straight forward, i will ask my gynae which is better for my case, if c-sect is a better choice (for mummies who have medical issue), then just go for c-sect. but if everything is alright, then maybe can try induce 1st? but rmb, what's more impt is both mummy n baby's safety. =)
for me , if natural,i confirm dont mind cos our body are in ready mode so most of the time things will go as per mother nature required however induction to me is...body not ready and i force it... if mother nature not co-operating then chiam hahaha... so i rather go under knife cos at least there are more control in a way. beside going under knife is ok for me cos i have been on one before of course everything is baby 1st whichever that is to baby benefits...will go ahead.. .
by going under the knife.. have you considered that you might not feel good enough to care for your baby after the surgery? i'll suggest induction coz after that you will be up and about in a jiffy.
As for my view... my aunt has 3 children.. all r induce.... & all is normal birth.. so it depends.. as for what you say.. i feel that you r already quite sure of what you want..
for me, i had BOTH induction and c-section.
Induction becos we thought I can have natural birth.. but dilution not big enough and more than 12 hours.. my hubby needed to go for exams haa.. so we took a break for another few hours and lucky he came back in time for my c-section. i think i was in the hospital for 18 hours.
Its not say no good, but must let the wound heal and rest for at least 2 years or more after the the 1st birth. If less than 2 years, there is a chance that the wound might tear when you push.
My sister 1st baby was c-sect, the 2nd baby is natural birth and the gap is 2 years. I think the gynae will be in a better position to advise to go under the knife or natural when time comes.
Last edited by lekdao; 18-10-2010 at 01:41 AM.
i think for induction depends on individual luck .. if lucky lucky.. few hours will be out.. but if suay.. like what PTB say.. maybe take > 10 hours.. then sian .. you will sure in distress not to even say the baby.
If c-sect.. the only worry is after that it takes longer to heal and for your subsequent birth.. you may have to go c-sect again instead of natural .
I think depends on what you really want. Induction can be very painful i heard.
But if PTB is ok with c-sect.. just go with your heart~
37-38 weeks coming soon! around 3-4 weeks time? wow excited!
yah... suddenly from more than a month to go ...now suddenly left with one month... got caught unexpected now rushing to wash all baby clothes etc and make sure i have finished all my shopping...this coming baby fair... will finish buying whatever that is still outstanding
i have not touch on washing yet lolz.
Do you get an extra bedding set for your cot?
dont worry about getting bumper so early, if cannot find its ok.. baby will only need it when they learn how to turn. - about 3 months. so you still have time
Need to ask experience mummies, i'm afraid the baby will leak urine / poo as i'll be giving him cloth nappy with diaper cover (the traditional type) during daytime. I do have a changing mat when doing the changing for the nappy. But do mummies still put the changing mat or some protection cover on the cot when the baby sleep to prevent staining the bedsheet/mattress?
I'm kiasu, got a waterproof mattress protector to place inbetween the mattress and bedsheet but now afriaid will stain the bedsheet do so many washing.