Posted: 17/02/2012 at 16:41
I'm in for a planned section as well, due to gestational diabetes discovery at 28wks, and baby measuring 3-4wks ahead all the way through. Apparently bloody sugar spikes after 38wks naturally as placenta starts to fail, so they like to induce then, but having had a previous section, I didn't want to risk scar rupture, and consultant isn't keen on it either, so we're in for section on 13th March at 38+3.
I have to say, I'm actually relieved as was worried about scar rupture and possible very large baby getting stuck and having to have real emcs, compared to my quite calm failure to progress emcs last time. Weird as it is knowing exactly when baby is coming, my fears for a vbac now outweigh that...and really I'm just very excited to be seeing baby so soon!!
Also, tbh, I have no massive desire to give birth naturally, I tried that, it hurt!!