I don't have any information on this pregnancy complication. I
suggest you ask the questions you posted of your care provider. I
also recommend asking where you can go to get further information
on your problem, its potential consequences, and the treatment for
it. What I can do is provide some questions to ask that will get
you the information you need to make informed decisions about your
care. For treatments, the list is:
* What exactly is involved with this treatment? This should be explained to you in language you can understand.
* What are the benefits of this treatment? How likely is it that I will get the benefits?
* What are the potential harms of this treatment, and how likely are they to occur? There always are some. For example, inducing labor roughly doubles the chance of your having a c/sec, and inducing at 38 wks increases the likelihood of the baby having breathing and beastfeeding problems, but those are risks you may well wish to take if inducing reduces the risk of stillbirth.
* What are my alternatives, including doing nothing?
* What are the potential benefits and harms of my alternatives, including doing nothing?
* How urgent is it that we begin treatment?
For tests, you will want to know pretty much the same thing with one addition: How accurate is this test? And, of course, you will want to have test results explained to you in language you can understand.
For further information on the issue of making an informed decision, take a look at Informed Decision Making on the Childbirth Connection website.
I hope all goes well with you and your baby.