Getting induced on Thursday

(6 Posts)
user1467618369 Mon 25-Jul-16 09:18:23

Hey girls, FTM here and unfortunately 40+9 shock As much as I'm gutted that my body hasn't spontaneously gone into labour, I'm just grateful that I have an induction booked in just three days on Thursday morning. I'm really starting to get a bit nervous now, my little girl is estimated already about 9lbs! I know the scans can be way off, but my husband was 8lb something so it's not really surprising. I am actually quite a small woman (maternity size 10-12 still!),
My OB says I'm quite tall and that contributes to the babys weight? I was underweight before I fell pregnant, as I used to suffer with an eating disorder. Very excited, but very nervous, I know that its going to be painful no matter what heard that induced labours are generally more painful , but honestly don't have anything to compare it to. Any tips from your own experiences? Bags are packed, DH and I and all loved ones are very excited, I feel like I've been pregnant forever now, and can't wait to finally meet little madam. flowers

billabye Mon 25-Jul-16 10:58:11

I wouldn't worry about estimated size of baby as they get it wrong all the time. Even if she is a big baby the fact that you're petit doesn't necessarily mean you'll have a tough time. Best of luck and enjoy your newborn when she arrives flowers

RolyHan Mon 25-Jul-16 20:03:04

A friend of mine was induced because her bump size and scans all suggested she was going to give birth to a total whopper. Baby came out about 8lbs in the end. Scans aren't totally reliable for measuring the baby's size, so I wouldn't worry yourself too much smile

Best of luck, let us know how you get on!

RandomMess Mon 25-Jul-16 20:07:55

I have had 4 inductions including 3 whoopers (I'm only 5' and largest was 10lb 6oz).

It took quite some time to get into established labour which is tiring however the actual labour etc was fine, didn't need any assistance etc.

Seashell80 Mon 25-Jul-16 21:33:42

I've recently had my first (DD) and ended up being induced just before 42 weeks. It was nowhere near as bad as I had been told, make no mistake it bloody hurt and it took an age (36 ish hours from when they inserted the pessary) but every second was worth itsmile I took up the offer of an epidural and that was ace as I could feel sensation but no pain which meant I could push effectively. DD needed a bit of help with forceps due to her heartbeat dropping a bit, but again, no where near as bad as I had been lead to believe. Every labour

Seashell80 Mon 25-Jul-16 21:45:21

Sorry, hit post before I'd finished.
Every labour is different and I may just have been lucky with my experience that everything pretty much progressed by the book(for an induction that is) keep thinking positive thoughts, accept that it will hurt but you will cope (even with the piddly paracetamol and codeinewink) and look forward to meeting your LO
My DD was 8lb14 so not small, try not to worry about size, I was a bit worried but when push came to shove I didn't give it a thought, baby has to come out one way or anothersmile

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