If you’re pregnant, busy and feeling like it’s just time to do this, you’re not alone. Just know that if you’re in good health, there are a lot of medical reasons that labor is worth the wait—for both mom and baby.
Know the risks
Source: March of Dimes
Reasons to schedule before 39 weeks
If there’s a complication that threatens the health of you or your baby, your team may recommend an early induction.
NOT reasons to schedule before 39 weeks
1. Feeling anxious and scared of the unknown; wanting to “get it over with”
2. Thinking it’s more convenient (for work, school or life schedules)
3. Being unaware of the potential medical impacts
The unknown can be scary. And when it comes to feeling overburdened by life’s seemingly endless scheduling: we’ve all been there. Here are some ideas for coping until the big day: