I am in the 39th week of my first pregnancy and my last doctor's appointment was yesterday, the doctor checked me and found that i was softening but not dilating. He scheduled my next doctors visit in 1 week and stated that if they was no change, he would induce labor the day following that visit. I haven't had any serious issues during my pregancy, I did test positive to the group B strep test, but will receive the needed antibiotics when I arrive at the hospital. But I am really against the idea of induction. I don't really understand why he is so quick to induce me. I want the baby to come when she wants to come with as little intervention as possible unless it is absolutely necessary. Is the doctor doing this because of the positive strep B test? Also, what are the negatives or risks to inducing at 40 weeks? shouldn't induction be if the pregnancy goes past 42 weeks? I am totally confused, but know that I need to follow my gut instinct and it is telling me to give it time and try natural inducing methods.
Thanks for any comments or advice