Re: Breaking water vs. Pitocin???
Here is a really fabulous article about artificial oxitocin that you may be interested in
I realize you didn't list this as an option... but I would really wait it out. If baby is happy, there are no pressing reasons that mom needs to deliver right away... then what is the concern? I know this would be difficult to accomplish in a hospital, but I would really really push to wait until the last possible time to induce. If it were me, and I had to deliver in a hospital again, I would be waiting until the last day at the very last hour, that I could. Like 41 weeks 6 days and 23 hrs. It's worth it!
ETA: My best friend just had a beautiful home birth and waited it out until 42weeks 3 days Baby just wasn't ready before that, and showed no signs of post maturity.
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Last edited by mamaratliff; 11-01-2012 at 12:46 PM.