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Waters broke last night, hospital want to induce tomorrow

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CleanAllTheThings Fri 30-Aug-13 11:45:48

So i'm 40+3 today and last night at about 11pm my waters broke when i turned over in bed! Was most unexpected. I have been having period type pains on and off since then, but nothing very regular or strong yet so the midwife doesn't think labour has started yet. I went in this morning to be checked and the baby still isn't fully engaged. Everything seems fine so i was sent home and asked to go in again tomorrow morning to be checked and offered induction depending on what they find when they do an internal.

I am keen to avoid induction as i really want to use the pool in the MLU. Plus i am really scared of being induced after hearing so many horror stories. Has anyone been in a similar situation? Would it be irresponsible of me to decline induction tomorrow morning and wait a bit longer for things to happen naturally? How long would you wait?

sittinginthesun Sat 31-Aug-13 13:18:48

Good luck!

pongping Mon 02-Sep-13 06:37:20

Hi OP, how are you getting on?

CleanAllTheThings Wed 04-Sep-13 14:58:07

Baby was born early Sunday morning!

Hospital kept sending me home and telling me to take paracetamol all of sat as was 4cm still in afternoon and contractions not hugely regular, mostly 4mins but sometimes 10 and I was still calm I guess, managing with breathing and then tens for a couple of hours... Midnight called them yet again as couldn't cope,tens wouldnt stay on and was allowed to go in, was found to be 8cm! Midwife really surprised and contractions finally sped up once I was settled in the delivery room. I think being treated like a wimpy first timer really affected my contractions as I kept doubting what I was feeling but pretty proud of myself for getting so far at home.

Anyway, we are home now and she is an absolute dream!

CleanAllTheThings Wed 04-Sep-13 15:04:29

Couldn't remember what had already posted. Sat morning I went in for examination and was 4cm, still irregular so after spending a short while in mlu was sent home. Went back in afternoon, examined still at 4 cm so again sent home feeling really fed up. I phoned in a few times through late afternoon and evening before they finally said I should go in but ye to baby's heart rate dipping slightly during contractions when the monitored me wasn't allowed back in mlu.

CleanAllTheThings Wed 04-Sep-13 15:06:10

Sorry for spelling, on iPad one handed!

pongping Wed 04-Sep-13 17:07:53

Aw, congratulations grin

You sound totally loved up flowers

absentmindeddooooodles Wed 04-Sep-13 17:11:10

Congratulations :-) glad it all went well x

Toizzy Wed 04-Sep-13 17:35:32

congrats ! grin

pinkr Wed 04-Sep-13 18:44:45

I was induced and it was fine...I went to 8cm without pain relief. I did end up with a section bit that was because of polyhydramnios leading to an unstable lie, basically she was back to back. No matter how your baby arrives you'll not care once they're here. I think induction pain was bearable!

pinkr Wed 04-Sep-13 18:58:26

Oops just saw you had your baby! Congrats!

MintyDiamonds Wed 04-Sep-13 20:57:24


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