From what date can you ask to be induced? I have a midwife/antinatal clinic on friday where I will be 39+6 according to my dates (scan) or 39+2 according to their dates (calender). Would they take me seriously if I asked then?
Also, is it an actual indiction, or will they just offer the sweep? I've read somewhere that there's only 50/50 chance of sweep working i don't wanna go through that for no end result
Feel awful asking to be induced, know my baby is ok and doing last bits of growing inside me but I just can't wait anymore, its becoming very difficult.
I don't think you will be induced just for being uncomfortable there needs to be a medical reason.
Personally I believe it's best to allow the baby decide when it starts its labour, what's another 2 weeks out of 9 months but I do know how you feel going overdue is rubbish.
I don't think much of sweeps either, they have never worked with me, are just sore.
I was induced at term with my last baby due to severe SPD I couldn't walk, they said I could be induced from 39 weeks onwards, I waited until for the baby really. The induction was great but I had had 3 other babies naturally and the chances are I was going to go myself soon as one gel and less than 2 hours later I was in labour.
Also remember that an induction can lead to a path of intervention and a greater chance of a Csection.
I know it's difficult and painful at this stage but unless medically necessary I would say wait until your baby's ready.