Anyone Here Choose To Induce Or C Section At 39 Weeks Due To Big Baby?

Hi, I'm currently 38+ weeks and base on last gynae visit my body show no signs of going into labour yet. Gynae ask me go back on the 39 week and to make a decision on whether want to induce or c section as my baby is quite large. Last visit at 38 weeks is already ard 3.5 kg. If wait too long baby may be 4kg or above. Any Mummies here have experience delivering large babies? Did you choose to induce earlier or chose c section? Which is more recommended?

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Benefit of normal delivery is faster recovery compares to csect. However during the process of inducing baby, there are cases when baby is not able to be delivered via normal delivery smoothly, example is when baby’s shoulder is stuck and need to use forceps to take baby out. In that condition, mother will be asked for the option of using forceps (with the risk of having cone-head baby) or go with c-section. In that condition, usually the mother already have dilation but baby is stuck inside. So in the end if mother chose for csect, the mother ended up getting more wound. If you badly wants to go with normal delivery, can opt for induce.

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