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Join Date: Apr 2003
: Inducing Labor
So my doctor told me today that she wants to induce labor between 38 and 39 weeks because my blood pressure is still slightly high in office (as it has been almost the entire pregnancy). I will be 36 weeks on Saturday. The non stress tests have been going well. We have done five of them now and every week she excitedly says the baby is doing great! There have been no other problems. I asked the doctor what would happen if we just let labor start on its own. She said that if I go over 40 weeks there is a chance of "dead baby." Anyway, I guess I will trust what my doctor says, but I want to wait as long as safely possible.
I'm sure people here have been induced. What is it like? How is it different from naturally going into labor? Any advice?