RCW-If the induction fails, what does that mean? Would I have to have a C-section at that point? I know the rate for having one is higher if you are induced. This whole thing really upsets me because I wanted to go as natural as possible.
Originally Posted by SarahMarie

Yes, a failed induction means you'd have to resort to a surgical delivery.

The best way to increase your chances for a natural delivery is to avoid induction. Really. If you can't avoid induction, your chances of natural are practically nil. It's still possible to squeak out a vaginal delivery with a first-time mother being induced, but it's not all that common...and it won't be natural.

I would suggest you familiarize yourself with Bishop score and make your doctor tell you what your score is whenever she mentions induction. If the score is less than 8, you probably won't have a successful induction.

I am not against medically-necessary inductions, but, IMO, any induction that is being planned out weeks in advance is NOT a medically-necessary induction. She cannot predict what your medical condition will be in 2 weeks, and she can't predict a "dead baby" either. I would hate that doctor.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Thank you for the link. I checked it out and will continue to do more research. I was pretty sure I didn't want to be induced and the more I research it, the more I am against it. Again, if something does happen and it's an emergency, that's a different story.

She has me down for an ultrasound this coming Thursday. She mentioned something about a score of 10 for things she is looking for. She said he is looking for four things, but I can't remember all of them. I know she is looking at fluid level and movement. Then, 2 more points are given for a good non stress test (she said I would have gotten those 2 points if we had done it this week). If that goes well, I am seriously going to question her when she mentions induction.