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Going for induction today. Bricking it!

(16 Posts)
socktastic Thu 23-Jun-16 07:09:46

Just that really. Please feel free to share your induction stories to put my mind at ease. I've managed a whole 3.5 hrs sleep last night so I'm guessing a large portion of my day may be spent dozing!

Mummyme87 Thu 23-Jun-16 08:38:12

Try to relax, lots of walking around, up and down the stairs. Co-dydramol is very good if your hospital offer it. Stay hydrated and keep snacking. Take magazines, book, iPad. It can take a matter of days before you go into labour so be prepared for that. Act like you do at home, shower, brush teeth, etc.. Make things feel normal. Try and get some sleep in whilst nothing is happening. Maternity units are extremely busy and there can often be delays in coming in, process being started, going over for waters to be broken etc. Just go with it. Midwife may be looking after a fair few other women some who may be quite unwell, so bare with them.

Good luck. Many many inductions are successful and positive, you just tend to hear the negative stories. I had an induction 2years ago which in fact was quite quick, propess at 8pm, contracting by 10pm, active labour by 5pm the next day and baby 9am following morning. I did have a CS right at the end but it was a positive experience and I am happy with it. If you have a birth plan, use it, discuss it with your midwife.

RoseDog Thu 23-Jun-16 08:44:05

I was induced when having my first dc, pessary in at 10pm, contractions started just after midnight, they were mild and manageable, waters broke themselves about 5am baby born at 6.42am, it was all over before I had time to really think about it and the midwives had a schedule for me that my body ignored, I felt kind if robbed though as there was no time for drugs...I wanted drugs!

socktastic Thu 23-Jun-16 12:47:39

Ah well, they sent me home after examination. I'm 3cm, effaced and soft apparently. They're wanting me back in tomorrow to break my waters so here's to another sleepless night!

greenlizard Thu 23-Jun-16 14:28:39

I was induced at 39 weeks and was nowhere near ready - cervix rock hard and closed. Waters broken, and the drip for 14 hours and it was absolutely fine and I am a big girls blouse and he was a big 9lb 5er. If you're softening up and dilating on your own, you're are nearly good to go so it will be even easier!

Good luck and enjoy a good nights sleep if you can (it will be a while until the next one grin)

Ilovenannyplum Thu 23-Jun-16 14:41:37

Good luck OP!

Stom91 Thu 23-Jun-16 19:34:12

I had pessery at 1030am. Started getting super strong contractions after 10 mins. They took it out at 11am. DD was born at 3pm.

You'll be fine. Just breathe and try and relax the more you get worked up the worse it'll be xx

Mummyme87 Thu 23-Jun-16 19:47:39

Great news re cervix. Hope you have enjoyed today, and try and get a good night sleep tonight, the last for a long time!

socktastic Thu 23-Jun-16 20:50:39

Thanks guys. I've had an incredibly boring day at home but I guess it would probably be just as boring if I was in the hospital. Just hoping things go nice and quickly tomorrow and we have our wee boy sooner rather than later.

socktastic Fri 24-Jun-16 23:40:20

Quick update, our wee boy has been a bit of a bugger today! He was put on the monitor first thing and was happy as larry until his heart rate fell! The thinking was that he was lying on his cord.
Tried to then break my waters at 10 but his head was still a bit too wobbly and with having been on the monitor for so long they wanted to play it safe and give me 6 hour gel.
They managed to break my waters and after a quick and assisted labour, our wee superstar was born at 4.10. I am so in love and can't wait to be able to get home with him!!

gumdropss Sat 25-Jun-16 06:42:16

Congratulations!!

greenlizard Sat 25-Jun-16 19:06:00

Congratulations!

Ilovenannyplum Sat 25-Jun-16 19:52:20

Lovely news, congratulations! flowers

bessie84 Sat 25-Jun-16 19:56:22

CONGRATULATIONS SOCK xxx

bumblebee86 Sat 25-Jun-16 20:24:50

Congratulations flowers

sizethree Sun 26-Jun-16 07:29:05

Huge congratulations. Enjoy those wonderful squishy newborn cuddles.

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