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I was induced with Q because my BP was creeping up, and I had severe edema plus a couple of scares with blood sugar levels.

As for why a doc would schedule an induction - there does come a time where you can go too far past the "due" date and create issues for both the mother and the baby - namely demise of the baby due to placental age, or such a large child it cannot pass through the pelvis and a surgery (sometimes, emergency surgery) is scheduled. Even if surgery isn't performed, large babies have lots of possible injuries at birth (shoulder distosia (sp?) comes to mind).

Also, and I think this was a factor in my inducement, the comfort of the mother comes into play. I was miserable. Headaches, cankles, the whole bit - coupled with the ever-increasing BP, my do called it.

Your DIL's doc is probably taking all those things into account, in recommending an induction.

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