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Induction at 39 weeks - 0 dilated and posterior cervix, any experience?

(13 Posts)
Life2012 Mon 22-Jun-15 15:44:48

Hello - I'm going into hospital for an induction on Wednesday I'll be 39 weeks due to massive baby and previous complicated birth. Just got back from midwife appointment and she performed a sweep - she mentioned I've not started to dilate and my cervix is posterior but she managed to reach it.

I had a bloody show right there in the midwife office which she said was normal.

It's been almost 3 hours and I don't feel anything - starting to get anxious about Wednesday. Will the induction still go ahead? Will they just give me a section?

Help advice\reassurance needed hmm confused

TopCivilServant Mon 22-Jun-15 15:48:14

I was the same. Still posterior and 0-1cm after a sweep. Was told v unfavourable but pains started after about 5 hours and went into labour after about 12 hours and progressed nicely.
Good luck smile

TopCivilServant Mon 22-Jun-15 15:48:56

Sorry, should have said pains started after pessary

Life2012 Mon 22-Jun-15 15:50:52

Thanks Topcivilservant may I ask - how many weeks were you?

IceLemonGin Mon 22-Jun-15 15:57:30

I'm sorry I have nothing to add but I'm marking place as it's very likely this will be me in 5 weeks or so.

Good luck Life, I things start to kick off very soon!

herdwicksheep Mon 22-Jun-15 16:00:25

I was induced at 40+14. Not dilated at all and cervix so high and posterior she couldn't actually reach properly to do a sweep. One pessary at 10am, I was 4cm dilated by 4pm and DS was born 14 hours later.

Good luck Life. Hope it all goes well smile

Life2012 Mon 22-Jun-15 16:11:59

I hope to have a similar experience as yours herdwicksheep

Blobby11 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:16:38

I was the same at 38+5 with DC2

Was given pessary at 7pm which didn't work. Given 2nd at 2am and baby born at 5.50am

Hope things move quickly for you

TopCivilServant Tue 23-Jun-15 05:46:54

Sorry! Only just checked back- I was 40 weeks

lexyloub Tue 23-Jun-15 07:03:57

Yes it will still go ahead I was induced at 39wk for reduced movement the 1st gel did absolutely nothing for me but the 2nd gel started to work straight away he was born a few hours later

lexyloub Tue 23-Jun-15 07:05:13

Ps the show is a good sign.

Belleende Tue 23-Jun-15 07:44:26

I am going in today for induction At 40 weeks. Have had 2 sweeps. No dilation but cervix is soft And have had show.
Thanks for the stories about the successful inductions! Realllllly do not wannt a c section.

Life2012 Tue 23-Jun-15 12:22:38

Thanks for all your replies - feeling anxious about tomorrow. I lost my plug last night and my induction is still going ahead tomorrow morning at 10am.

Hope everything goes smoothly feeling very nervous I'll be exactly 39 weeks

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