Hi Iam 38 wks but i have been told continuely that my lil man is 2 wks bigger in size. There has been mix ups with my dates my original date is spot on with his size but the doc wont go by those dates.It has been terribly frustrating through out this entire pregnancy. I finally demanded an ultrasound and it came back that he was actuallty measuring over 3 wks ahead in size and that he was fully developed at the older age. He is definetly ready to come out safe and sound now. So Iam super keen to be induced but the doctor is saying that I hav to wait another 2 wks before they will discuss inducing me. Iam just completely over it now and very worried about my baby getting to big and staying inside to long. I dont want to have to need to much intervention like forceps, suction or worst of all a c-section. I also dont want to many pain relieving drugs.I was induced with my daughter and I actually like to be induced it's planned and fully controlled and safe and I only had minimal gas through the birth.
Wondering if anyone else has had this issue and how they dealt with it??
Did you have a dating scan early on in the pregnancy? Drs usually go by earlier scans as they are more accurate, babys vary in size a lot as the pregnancy progresses. (eg I had a growth scan at 36 weeks that showed my baby as 6lbs - compared to my sister who was born just over 6lbs at 40+2) If you have a dating scan, or even your 12 weeks scan proving your dates to be what you think they are I would take that along.
I have GD and have had some other complications so am having a c sect at 38+6. I didn't ask my DR, she recommended it as the safest way to go so don't really have advice on that.
When we discussed induction earlier on in the pregnancy she said they only induce when it is apparent that baby or mum would be better off medically with baby out.
I know these last few weeks are the most frustrating - Feeling uncomfortable and just wanting to hold your new baby in your arms. But trust that your DR has yours and your baby's best interests at heart and if an induction really were the best thing at this stage then that would be the path he or she would be choosing for you. I have had a couple of hospital stays recently and I have to remind myself when I get frustrated sometimes that Drs and nurses don't say no to some requests just to be mean, they say no because it is their job to give you the best medical care they can.
Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy