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Help please :(

(12 Posts)
SammyFirstBaby Tue 30-Apr-13 19:58:12

So I had my second sweep today at 39+3 and had the bloody mucus, no cramps as of yet.
There breaking my waters tommrow morning, what happens after that? Any experience?

NoTeaForMe Tue 30-Apr-13 20:03:40

I'm guessing then it would be a pessary induction, but it might depend on why you're being induced? How come they're doing anything before 40 weeks?

SammyFirstBaby Tue 30-Apr-13 20:05:24

Erm I'm not sure, I don't have any health problems, I'm just very uncomfortable

NoTeaForMe Tue 30-Apr-13 20:07:28

Would have thought its quite rare to induce you before 40 weeks just for being uncomfortable otherwise we all would be!

You can, and should, ask them why they want to do what they're suggesting, and you are well within your rights to say no!

SammyFirstBaby Tue 30-Apr-13 20:07:44

Erm I'm not sure, I don't have any health problems, I'm just very uncomfortable

SammyFirstBaby Tue 30-Apr-13 20:08:42

Don't get me wrong i want him out lol
I think it's due to black outs, they think there may be a clot somewhere but I'm not comfortable having an X-ray whilst pregnant

NoTeaForMe Tue 30-Apr-13 20:13:34

So when you said you don't have any health problems that wasn't strictly true, was it?! hmm

I'm guessing that yes, black outs will be why they're inducing you.

You should talk to your midwife/doctor about the plan for your induction, but once they have broken your waters they won't leave you too long before helping baby out on his way. He'll have to be out in 48 hours so they will be using the pessary/drip to speed things up if nothing happens naturally.

SammyFirstBaby Tue 30-Apr-13 20:21:03

Sorry didn't mean to lie confused

What if in 48hours I haven't given birth?

NoTeaForMe Tue 30-Apr-13 20:33:57

You will have! If you don't go into labour naturally the drip will force your body to start contracting, it has no choice in the matter. Within 48 hours of waters breaking you will have a baby!

SammyFirstBaby Tue 30-Apr-13 22:19:03

Ahh I'm so exited

honey86 Tue 30-Apr-13 22:49:51

i was induced at 39 weeks wiv dc2, for reduced movements.
i had pessaries in first for the first day or two to open my cervix to 1cm or so so they could then break my waters. if your cervix is shut they wont attempt to break anything. id be concerned if they tried to break my waters undilated blush
they let me go for 4 hours max (after broken waters) but then put me on a drip cos there wasnt effective enough contractions.
believe you me, the drip hurt me. im not trying to scare u i promise, this is purely my experience. it hurt i think cos its forcing my body to do something its not ready for. but 4 hours later he was born by ventouse.

trust me, once your waters have gone your baby will come. good luck x

SammyFirstBaby Wed 01-May-13 06:05:05

Iv been 1cm for ages now, and I'm sure the doctor said it had gone up to 2-3 so hopefully that'll help

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