anyone keep their planned induction at term a secret?

(10 Posts)
backonthewagon Sat 07-May-16 10:41:07

If so, what were your reasons?

CwtchyQ Sat 07-May-16 10:42:56

Yes - I just didn't want all the texts etc etc. It was much better for me knowing that no one knew or was expecting anything, because I didn't know how long it would take. Took the pressure off for sure.

AuntieMaggie Sat 07-May-16 10:47:51

Yes I did - though it was at 38 weeks. I wanted the space to deal with what was happening without any pressure. Plus induction can take a few days so I didn't want to deal with people pestering me with "have you had it yet". It was lovely - me and dp had a couple of days where we focused on us and the baby.

MyBreadIsEggy Sat 07-May-16 10:48:07

My waters broke on a Sunday at 38 weeks. The hospital said that if I didn't go into labour naturally by Monday night then I would be induced.
I didn't tell anyone. Just rang my mum to tell her DD had arrived on the Tuesday lunchtime and she passed on the message to the rest of the immediate family smile No one was miffed that I hadn't told them!

AuntieMaggie Sat 07-May-16 10:54:05

Also there's so much negativity around induction I didn't want to deal with that.

backonthewagon Sat 07-May-16 11:19:31

MyBreadIsEggy did she pass on the message to your dad and siblings (if you have either) or did you do that yourself?

MyBreadIsEggy Sat 07-May-16 19:29:51

backon my sister answered the phone when DH called my mum's house to tell her - so I think she kind of guessed on her own that the baby had arrived! But yes, my mum called my dad at work to tell him, so we only made one phonecall to my family and then one phonecall to DH's dad who then informed the rest of his family smile

backonthewagon Sat 07-May-16 20:32:46

I think that's a good idea - saves you a job!

Junosmum Sun 08-May-16 13:58:24

I'll be having an elective section. The only person I'll be telling other than DH is the babysitter for DS. I don't want all the 'is baby here yet?' Texts or 'when can we visit'. I know people mean well but I like a bit of time to get used to the new arrival and to stop peeing myself.

doleritedinosaur Sun 08-May-16 14:07:55

I only told a couple of people I was being induced at 37 weeks as I knew inductions can take forever/go different ways.

It did mean I was messaging people who didn't know when I was gearing up to 4cm because of the boredom but they had no idea I was in labour.

Also meant I had no is the baby here yet? I could focus on the birth & then just announced after.

It does take the pressure off.

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