Doctors or nature...

Here we are... 37w4d... to trust the doctors and set up an induction in the next week.... or trust my body and refuse? This is a question I have to figure out in the next few hours. I really don't know what to do either....

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    Because it's "safer". I'm gestationally diabetic, or so they say, but controlled with glyburide 5mg at night, 2.5 in the monrning, though I dont' think the meds were necessary. no difference if I lose them for a day or two.

    I'm very torn and messed up over all of this. :/ naturally, I trust my body.... but the threat of still birth is so scary. Worth it? I don't know. Scare tactic or real risk? not sure....
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        amanda
        I had 3 inductions and unless you are over due or you have concerns about waiting I would suggest letting your body do its own thing. If I ever have another one I am not being induced.
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        amanda
        P.s. all of my kids were healthy and had no problems after birth. Just personally I feel like things would have been better on some levels if I let my body go through its own motions.
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          I had gestational diabetes also, Shayna Gier. My OB told me early on that she would not allow me to go to 39 weeks. Diabetes is not something to mess around with. My blood pressure is what caused me to get induced at 38 weeks.

          You can absolutely refuse to be induced, that is your right. Trusting your body is great but as a diabetic there are things you cannot see. I was really bummed that I couldn't make it as far as I wanted and that a vaginal birth just didn't happen. But once Charlie was here, none of that mattered. I carried him as long as my body would allow, he is perfectly healthy and I know that my team of doctors made the right decision.

          If you've trusted your doctor for the last 37+ weeks, continue to trust her. But in the end it's your decision. Praying that you can find some peace and enjoy this last short while being pregnant :)
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          About Shayna Gier
          Born: Kansas City, Missouri
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          I'm 25 years old and currently expecting my child, Avery James Gier