I'm just starting to acknowledge that this baby is going to have to come out somehow! I feel a bit like I'm on a production line at the moment, heading towards induction with drugs at 38 weeks, and I want to make sure I've considered all alternatives before I agree to that.
I understand the reasons behind inducing at 38 weeks, and am relatively comfortable with agreeing to that. But I'm concerned by the number of stories I hear about induction drugs creating much stronger contractions, leading to increased need for pain relief which can slow down labour, which increases the risk of needing an emergency C-section.
Does anyone have any experience of induction without drugs - using methods such as Foley's catheter or others? I've spoken to a few people who've successfully used this approach, but would be really interested to hear if any of you guys have used it?