40/50: discuss birth plan with my ob

Okay so I didn’t actually write a birth plan out, but that was because, after a lot of research, I realized that a birth plan is pretty pointless. You can’t plan a birth. It’s going to go the way it goes and the only thing you can do is know your stuff, ask questions, and hold on tight. I had questions, and I was happy with my doctor’s answers.


He has a low c-section rate and prefers to deliver vaginally. He also does not use forceps and rarely does episiotomies. All that makes me very happy. However, my doctor wants to induce at 41 weeks. That means my baby has until the 28th to plop herself out. Which wouldn’t be a problem, except that I am positive I’ll go beyond that.


As of this morning, I am only a fingertip dilated and my cervix has moved forward, but that’s it. He said I would not go into labor this week, for sure. :/ TheĀ  17th-28th is a small target to aim for, but I’m hoping to hit it!