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Did Your Doctor Schedule Delivery Before Your Due Date?

A due date is just an estimation of when a baby is expected to arrive, but most doctors will say that a wee one's debut is not set in stone. For various reasons from mama's health to fluid levels and the positioning of the babe to convenience, deliveries are sometimes scheduled. Did your doctor pencil you in prior to your due date?

vmruby vmruby 8 years
Yes she did.....I had my labor induced. She was actually due on April 11th and was born on March 23rd because I was losing amniotic fluid.
mstrauss mstrauss 8 years
It's funny because I originally scheduled a c-section for 1 week before my due date, on June 4th 2009. I then decided that I would rather push so we were going to wait for me to go into labor. Then on June 3rd I had an appointment and they noticed that my amniotic fluid level was a bit low so they were possibly going to induce me but decided to just check me in a few days. I then went into natural labor on June 4th 2009 and eventually ended up having a c-section...which is what I had originally planned for that days anyways.
Boogie29 Boogie29 8 years
I wasn't induced even though I thought I should have been. My daughter was 11 day's over due by the time I went into labour,earlier that morning my dr. told me I could go another week. April I'm so sorry.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
No kids, but I was born early because of complications with my mom's pregnancy, over month early. I was big enough to still live once I was born, and my mom was induced. I ended up staying in the hospital until her original due date because I was pretty sick. My mom's second pregnancy was terrible, and my brother was scheduled for late September, but wasn't born until October 3rd. She was scheduled for our due dates, me: April 2nd, but was born February 19th, and my brother was closest to his due date. I feel bad about her pregnancy with me, it was a huge shock that I was born early.
nevadamtnbear nevadamtnbear 8 years
April, I'm so sorry. Other. First I was induced (for PIH) @ 40w1d (per Dr's calculation)/39w6d per date of conception. This time I was scheduled to be induced @ 40w4d due to concern I was developing pre-e, but I went on my own (thank goodness) @ 40w3d.
litlekelly28 litlekelly28 8 years
I'm really sorry too, April
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
I was induced at 39w4d with DD because of Symphysis Pubis Diastasis. I will be induced with this one during week 38 for the same reason- if he doesn't come within the next two weeks. They will do it a little earlier this time in an effort to mitigate the amount of trauma to my pelvis.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
I'm so sorry April.
aprilfool76 aprilfool76 8 years
Both of my last pregnancies were induced about 2 weeks early. Our first daughter was stillborn. No reason was found. The doctors wanted to be safe and save us a few weeks of worry. Everything was fine, it just took FOREVER! I was only dialated to one both times.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
I had to vote other because with my daughter I was induced early due to complications with diabetes, and with this one, I am having a c-section on Monday morning because he is a footling breech.
SnickersBar SnickersBar 8 years
I was induced 10 days before my due date. I had kidney stones throughout my pregnancy and I was starting to have another attack, so my doctor decided it was time to induce rather than give me pain medicine when I could realistically go into labor at any time. I also had gestational diabetes, so we knew the baby might be big as well. I ended up having a c-section and he was just fine.
redheadkimie redheadkimie 8 years
Other...I was induced a week after my due date.
RunninginBoston RunninginBoston 8 years
My doc scheduled me for a c-section before my due date because they found out the baby was breech and didn't want me to go into labor. However, I ended up going into labor before the scheduled date! (Everything went fine.)
Read2me Read2me 8 years
Other- I was induced after my due date. My daughter ended up being born 9 days past when she was due.
jessie jessie 8 years
greggie..i love picture!! so cute!!
jessie jessie 8 years
other...first two children came on their own. last child was a emergency induction.
asdaffodil asdaffodil 8 years
No...I was induced 4 days after my due date and ended up having a c-section after midnight on the next day b/c I didn't progress past 4cm.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
Other. I had c-sections, but the first emergency after being induced for having no amniotic fluid. The second was emergency when I went into labor nearly three weeks early. And the third was scheduled, but on her due date, not early. If we have more children, they'll also be scheduled on their due date or a day or two after.
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