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Can I ask to be induced?

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courtneymorgs Sun 28-Jan-18 10:20:39

This is my second pregnancy and I want to ask my midwife if they will induce me at or before 40 weeks but will they actually do it? My reason for asking is that a girl I know lost her baby last week at 42 weeks after being induced and i honestly can’t cope. Just last night I had 2 panic attacks, can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t stop bursting into tears and it is physically terrifying me that I might go over due again (was induced at 42 weeks with first baby). She is the second person that I know this pregnancy to of lost a baby and my friend also lost her little boy at 34 weeks pregnant last year. I am literally going out of my mind and don’t know how I will cope if they tell me I have to wait and go over due again 😭 does anyone know if they will actually induce me because of this? I don’t necessarily want to be induced early (I’m 36 weeks at the moment) but I just don’t want to go over due, I’m so scared ☹️

KimmySchmidt1 Mon 29-Jan-18 20:49:09

They will definitely do a sweep at 40weeks. I doubt they would give you the full hardcore chemical induction without trying that first, but they might agree to escalate to pesary and then chemicals in the days after. Try asking.

Ihatemarmite123 Fri 09-Feb-18 10:33:23

I lost my first too flowers

I'm 17 weeks now, I've been told twice already I can have an induction from 37 weeks. I'm having it at 37 weeks to avoid dates. What does your midwife say? Have you spoken to her about dates?

Ihatemarmite123 Fri 09-Feb-18 10:35:18

Sorry I read you post wrong. I thought you lost your baby. Unless you have a previous loss I doubt they will do an induction as the pp said

Situp Fri 09-Feb-18 10:40:22

Talk to your midwife. You also have the right to ask for an ecs AFAIK.

If not, maybe getting some support with your anxiety? Your midwife should be able to help.

DS was in kindergarten with a boy whose mum lost a baby at 39 weeks. I didn't realise until DC 3 was born how much he was worrying that the same thing would happen to us.


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