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To be fucked off that I'm 42 weeks tomorrow and on day 3 of my induction!!

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ricecrispies16 Fri 19-Aug-16 20:42:08

As the title says really, 42 weeks pregnant now, been being induced for what feels like forever. Hospital are short staffed, delivery suite is rammed so I've been shoved in a side room and told they'll do nothing more until tomorrow.

Really not happy about this. I have a 2.8 year old who I'm missing terribly, I'm concerned about the increased risk of something bad happening when you go over 42 weeks and the whole thing is making me anxious!

It's ridiculous!!

Tumtitum Fri 19-Aug-16 20:51:37

That really sucks sad hope things start moving soon!!! Have some chocolate

Shurelyshomemistake Fri 19-Aug-16 20:53:57

You've spent 3 DAYS being induced?! That is ridiculous. Think you need to stamp your foot .... squeaky wheel and all that. You poor thing.

x2boys Fri 19-Aug-16 20:57:02

Hopefully something will happen soon i feel your pain though i was admitted at twelve days over with ds2 i was induced for 48 hrs before he was finally delivered by ventouse he was back to back .

Ricecreespees Fri 19-Aug-16 20:57:55

I feel for you sweetieflowers it does suck as tum said. Don't let it get you down just think about the little bubba that will be wth you soon. At least you're prepared! Xxx flowers

ACatastrophicMisintepretation Fri 19-Aug-16 20:59:57

Aw, I have so much sympathy, I was induced at 41+3 weeks and was so worried the longer it went, I worried about my baby being huge and worried about something going wrong, just like you.
I went in on a Tuesday am and finally had my son Friday pm. He was my first so I had no concept of how long it would take either! I was as fed up as you sound but kept reminding myself that as an anxious mother to be, the hospital with their constant monitoring was the best place to be. I had traces every 4 hours so knew the little one was safe and happy and actually, although I hated it at the time, in hindsight was the best place for me.
Sorry you're missing your daughter, you must be desperate to get home. Try not to worry about going over as they are looking after you in regards to that. Remember in a few days at the most, this will just be a memory and will, as my dad says, passed by in the river that is life! flowers

DailyFaily Fri 19-Aug-16 21:01:04

Have you been given the induction medication or do you keep getting the start of your induction delayed in favour of more urgent cases? You could ask to speak with the consultant and make a huge fuss, or the on call supervisor of midwives. Truth be told however, if they are really so short staffed, it is probably safer for you to wait than crack on with breaking waters and putting up drips when there aren't enough midwives to watch over you. It's sucks though, fingers crossed your body takes over and starts itself off.

ColdTeaAgain Fri 19-Aug-16 21:04:33

Agree with PPs, time to start stamping your feet. You must be so fed up and anxious flowers

blendedfamilygrinch Fri 19-Aug-16 21:26:20

Ugh deja vu. DS was born on day 5 of failed stop start inductions at 42+2. I vote for 2-pronged approach - a) pushing for scan to check baby happy & placenta ok & that you are priority for next stage of induction and b) sneaky visit for home-made or pub lunch & to see your dc1. It was during an illicit pub lunch that my contractions proper eventually started....

NeedsAsockamnesty Fri 19-Aug-16 21:29:14

I now feel bad because Ive been shoved in a side room and didn't get seen for 12 hours, but at least ive had the gel now

Tootsiepops Fri 19-Aug-16 21:31:35

My induction started at 9am on a Friday morning, and I finally had my daughter 9pm on Sunday night. It was hell. So sorry you're going through this. Hope it's over soon and you have your lovely baby in your arms

ollieplimsoles Fri 19-Aug-16 21:32:41

Oh dear op, poor you, I really hope things get moving soon, what have you had so far?

The lady opposite me on the induction ward had been in for days when I got there, she couldn't have a c section because of the position of her placenta and her baby was measuring really bog so they just kept giving her the gel and the pessary thing!

Flisspaps Fri 19-Aug-16 21:33:23

If nothing has happened, pick up your bags and tell them you're going home for a decent night's sleep and a proper breakfast and you'll be back tomorrow.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 19-Aug-16 21:35:28

That was me. It was bloody awful. I ended up with a C-section anyway so what was the point?

However my 5 year old is beautiful and she was well worth the wait. flowers

Blerg Fri 19-Aug-16 21:35:44

Sympathies, mine took 4 days and it was hellish. Hope you are at least comfortable and able to sleep.

ricecrispies16 Fri 19-Aug-16 21:42:02

I've had the 30 hour pessary, then they closed the ward I was on due to low staffing and told delivery suite is full. Midwife has just come in to put a monitor on and said she'll probably just leave me to it now until tomorrow as I'm not having tightenings. Don't know what planet she's on or if she's read my notes because I've been having what feels like back labour for over 24 hours. I've mentioned it loads but nobody seems concerned.

I'll definitely ask for a scan to check the placenta and blood flow, just feel like I'll still be sat in this bed tomorrow lunch time waiting to go up to delivery suite for a simple examination.

Fed up sad

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 19-Aug-16 21:45:31

After my labour failed they took me down to theatre. I'm surprised theyve not done that with you.

Ilovenannyplum Fri 19-Aug-16 21:46:47

Start stamping your foot OP. I hope baby rice crispies makes an appearance soon flowers

Ringonrighthand Fri 19-Aug-16 21:50:46

I feel for you, I was induced at just under 42 weeks and still took 4 days to have my daughter, it's so hard to keep your motivation up and if you're like I was you are probably shattered and not sleeping well too. I hope it all happens really soon for you x

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 19-Aug-16 21:53:00

Smoke it instead? Lol

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 19-Aug-16 21:53:13

Ffs wrong thread...

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 19-Aug-16 21:53:25


Noodledoodledoo Fri 19-Aug-16 21:55:09

My first induction at 40 weeks due to medical reasons took 5 days. Started on Thurs baby arrived Monday - it's not a quick process sometimes.

changingnameforthispost Fri 19-Aug-16 22:03:35

Hello OP, I was in your position years ago, but still remember clearly the feelings of impotence and anxiety. All I can recommend is to keep moving, even if that only means tramping up and down hospital corridors, remember to eat and drink, just in case it all moves swiftly and as others have said insist on regular monitoring. Count those kicks! Be a pain in the arsenal, and keep your fluid intake up.
Hope you have that baby in your arms soon

ricecrispies16 Fri 19-Aug-16 22:09:08

Noodle I understand it's not a quick process, I was induced with my first aswell. I'm just concerned at me now being 42 weeks and how paiiiiinfully slow the process is this time round.

Been getting contractions now for 24 hours very very gradually getting more painful. I had thought it was the pessary initially but now it's out the pain is worse, could I be in labour?!!

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