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Second baby, induction, what to expect?

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LumpyCustard69 Sun 09-Aug-15 11:42:15

I'm being induced this Friday due to gestational diabetes.
My dd was induced and I was in hospital 2 days being induced, and then for 5 days after. Dd had shoulder dystocia and erbs palsy, a slight temperature and slightly dropped sugars. She was 11lb, and very late.

I will be 38+3 on Friday. I had a growth scan 10 days ago, and baby was estimated to be 7lb already at that point. His measurements were, 97th percentile for both head measurements, 100th percentile for abdomen, and 5th percentile for his femur. I am expecting him to be on the larger side of their estimation for weight.

So, not only am I terrified of another huge baby, and my lack of elasticity down there after episiotomy and stitches last time, but to top it off he is now back to back. I am jiggling about on all fours every day in the hope he will turn.

BUT, I also only have 3 days of childcare for my dd while I'm in hospital sad
I have no idea how they will go about this induction, and I'm worried they will faff around with pessaries and monitoring, then end up having to use the drip again like last time after wasting 48 hours. I'm also panicking in case they end up doing emcs due to back to back. I've been told back to back births take longer anyway sad I'm worried about how big baby is and the possibility of shoulder dystocia again. I'm worried I will be in hospital for longer than I have childcare for. I'm just petrified about everything if I'm honest.
I have no birth partner, and because of the GD I'm worried about food I can eat while I'm stuck there, especially if it's more than a couple of days.

Anyone have any idea how they will induce me? And if it should be quicker than last time? Or any comforting words at all? sad I am silently freaking out.

Scotinoz Sun 09-Aug-15 11:56:48

I was induced with both my babies. Second time round my OB broke my waters, I walked around the hospital for a couple of hours, they started the drip and baby arrived about 4 hours later. About 7hours from ARM to baby.

My OB maintains second labours are an average of 50% faster.

Best of luck smile

Mamabear14 Sun 09-Aug-15 12:03:37

I had a growth scan at 35 weeks where they estimated her to be 7lb1oz. I was told I was expecting a big baby with head on 95th centime and abdomen on 97th. I also had polyhydramnios. She was induced and turned up on her due date weighing 8lb 8oz and with a head smaller than my eldest so I wouldn't take the scan to heart too much! hopefully they would be prepared better this time should they think you will have another large baby and whisk you off for a section before it got to the point of another dystocia.

Mamabear14 Sun 09-Aug-15 12:05:58

Oh and for quickness, it took a long time for the drip to work but then we were flying! I put that down to the evening primrose I had been inserting for a couple of weeks. I also came out with the least stitching of all 3. They broke my waters and left me an hour before starting the drip. And they let me walk around the room with the drip, I just had to wheel it round with me. You will be just fine smile

LumpyCustard69 Sun 09-Aug-15 20:25:34

Can I ask for the faster acting pessary, and then straight to the hormone drip if it doesn't work?

catsdogsandbabies Sun 09-Aug-15 20:31:37

I was induced both times, first took forever etc etc big baby. Second time just pessary, labour 3 hrs! 21 hrs less! Think you will be surprised how different it is 2nd time.

LumpyCustard69 Sun 09-Aug-15 20:35:01

Well, that gives me a bit of hope!!! Thank you!!!!!! smile

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