We often hear about the worries of going “past due” on your pregnancy but do you know about the risks of elective induction?
I found myself weight the options at almost 42 weeks pregnant:
My once slender ankles have swollen so badly that I can no longer wear shoes. In the sweltering August heat, I can barely move. I’m considering moving into a hotel so I can have air conditioning. The midwives think the baby I am carrying may be 11 pounds. I want nothing more than to just have this baby already.
And then there are the casual remarks: “You’re still pregnant?” “When were you due?” “Are you carrying twins?” “They let you go this long?”
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