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i'm being induced today

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CherryLips1980 Sat 09-Nov-13 04:22:03

And I'm bricking it. Totally and utterly. Have hardly slept and that's making me worse, knowing I need as much energy as possible.

Was also rather hoping the rather painful backache I've had for the last 12 hours would have developed into meaningful Labour by now, but no.

Would really appreciate some hand holding, please. #needy

CherryLips1980 Mon 11-Nov-13 21:28:56

I think the no contractions thing confused her because the pain was all in my back, there was nothing at all over my bump. The whole thing took us all by surprise!

Am so pleased I was at hospital already booked in for the induction though - I genuinely didn't have a clue they were definitely contractions until I was examined so I never would have rung the midwife/delivery unit for back pain if I'd been at home.

Misfitless Sun 10-Nov-13 15:16:16

Oh big hugs and congratulations! Welcome baby Anya Rose Linda (beautiful name!). That's just brilliant news! xx thanks

CoconutRing Sun 10-Nov-13 13:28:10

Congratulations!! Love the name.

(It does make me smile when a MW tells a woman that it is too early to push. A woman really does know her own body. Don't you also find it amusing when a woman is told that she can't be having contractions because the mighty machine isn't registering them! Any good MW should know a contraction without a machine).

For you thanks brew cake

TobyLerone Sun 10-Nov-13 07:52:34

Both of my DC have 3 names. As will this baby when it's born. Why not?

I love Anya, btw.

TobyLerone Sun 10-Nov-13 07:51:27


I was induced with DD in the same way -- just by having my waters broken, and I went from 4cm to her being born in 1.5 hours. Great, isn't it? grin

RandomMess Sun 10-Nov-13 07:29:49

Congratulations flowers

Said you were well on your way already grin

Lovely names, my dds all have 3 names each for various reasons, makes them unique wink

CherryLips1980 Sun 10-Nov-13 06:12:36

Thank you! Still besotted <3 - forgot to say in the post, they didn't believe they were contractions because they weren't being picked up by the CTG for some reason. No one can really explain why. They were very intermittent for ages but it wasn't till I was hooked up they started to become more regular and get more painful.

Not sure I dare admit the names (she has 3!) ;) - we've named her Anya (cos we love it), Rose (because all the women on my mothers side have it as either a first or middle name) Linda (for OH's mum who died 3 years ago). We did toy with Anya-Rose Linda for a while but I hated the hyphen blush .

They've said for the next one (ha!!) to come to hospital the second I think I might be in labour, no messing!

thistlelicker Sun 10-Nov-13 04:51:30

Congratulations! What's your baby called? You have give birth to her on the "odd day":-)thanks

ZeroTolerance Sun 10-Nov-13 04:49:09

Oh congrats! Lovely times! What did you call her? smile

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sun 10-Nov-13 04:28:59


Twinklestarstwinklestars Sun 10-Nov-13 04:27:24

How exciting! It's not always long and drawn out, I've been induced 3 times all born within 12 hours of start of process, ds1 3 hour labour, ds2 20 mins and ds3 was 25 mins but on drip started about an hour before when waters were broken. Gas and air is fab!

JemR234 Sun 10-Nov-13 03:14:21

Wow congratulations! What a fantastic story. And to think you were worried about a 32 hour labour and not coping smile

I hope your stitches heal up well (I had a second degree tear too and found the recovery very straightforward and quick - just make sure you don't overdo it).

Sounds like you were a complete superstar. Well done and enjoy your lovely daughter. flowers

Amy106 Sun 10-Nov-13 00:40:01

Good luck and best wishes!! thanks

CherryLips1980 Sun 10-Nov-13 00:23:06

Thank you!

We got there just before half 10, had a couple of 'are they? Aren't they?' Style contractions. Was put into the CTG just after 2pm, started having more regular contractions but when I spoke yo the midwife, she said I'd know if I was contracting or not and I really wasn't sure. Baby's heartrate kept going down every time I had a 'non'contraction so made sure I mentioned it when she came back. She got the registrar to examine me, who said I was 3cm dilated and should go to delivery suite to have waters broken. That was at 3pm. By 4pm. I was begging for gas & air, and by 4.15 I wanted to push. Was told it was a bit soon but she'd examine me and see how far off I was. Next breathe was told I could push if I wanted on next contraction so I did. Body took over and my daughter was born at 4.36pm weighing 6lbs2oz. I'm still in shock at the speed in which things kicked off when they went (I didn't get as far as being induced!) but I'm besotted. She's had 2 good breast feeds (the first being 3 hours long!!!) and we've done the first pooey nappy. OH didn't pass out either.

We're still on postnatal ward - they want to keep an eye on my blood pressure - but I can't sleep, I'm just sat staring at her. 2nd degree tear too, I'd say getting stitched up for that was worse than the birth. And I've just had a wee - ooof that stung a bit. I'm dreading the first poo (mine). Sorry for ramblyness, I'm knackered now and on the phone! And thank you all again for hand holding!

JemR234 Sat 09-Nov-13 19:02:19

Hope it's all going well cherry, do update us if you get chance smile

Misfitless Sat 09-Nov-13 16:22:41

Just had to log on to see if you'd posted...wondering how you are, cherrylips!

coffeeandcream Sat 09-Nov-13 09:12:13

I'm sure you'll be great OP, and induction isn't always horrendous.

When I had mine I had three of the pessary things to try to start labour more gently before they put me on the drip (my DS was not wanting to come out!). So if you are already having some symptoms, all you might need is a little nudge do to speak before your body just gets on with it!

Good luck, she'll be here soon!

RandomMess Sat 09-Nov-13 09:00:42

You do sound as though things are well on their way, I'm a bit concerned about the bleeding though!

Figgygal Sat 09-Nov-13 08:59:03

You'll be fine I was induced it was fine it had its benefits it's a means to an end just think of your lo.

TobyLerone Sat 09-Nov-13 08:50:22

You'll be fine, OP. Good luck!

ForTheLoveOfSocks Sat 09-Nov-13 08:28:01

Aww, good luck. You'll be fine. I was induced with DD and a long labour. If it was so terrible I would be pg with DC#2 smile

Yes, it does hurt but the drugs are fab. If you feel like it have the epidural. I did, and the relief was lovely.

With an induction you will need to be constantly monitored. For me I ended up lay on my back. I'm convinced if I could have moved around my labour would have been quicker.

Just do what feels right for you. If you want an epidural before they put the drip in then do it

PotteringAlong Sat 09-Nov-13 08:24:25

I was induced. It was 22 hours from walking into the hospital to them handing me DS and it was fine.

The drugs were cracking too! smile

CherryLips1980 Sat 09-Nov-13 08:19:55

Thank you! I got about an hours sleep after I logged off, I'm feeling better than I was at 4.30!

I've been sick again and I'm bleeding again (TMI? Sorry lol - had a stretch & sweep Thursday & have bled on and off since then) so I'm still kind of hoping I'm further along than I think. Had a while when I had regular waves of back pain - so regular I wondered if they were in fact contractions and if I should be timing them but I managed to get back to sleep and whatever they were have stopped.

I'm excited more than nervous now ;) And I really appreciate you being here at ridiculous hours of the morning.

earlgray Sat 09-Nov-13 05:01:53

I was really worried. At it was fine! I was induced and after a 12 hour wait labour got going and 12 hours later dd was here! It's not always horrid! My advice once it starts is to keep in mind that you're body is amazing so don't fight the contractions, they are really positive pain. Keep positive, it doesn't last for ever and you'll be in really
good hands.
Good luck! Its the best feeling meeting your baby for the 1st time!

CherryLips1980 Sat 09-Nov-13 04:57:32

Thank you both. Putting the kindle away and going to try a.d shut my eyes.

Pain relief. There's pain relief. And gas and air, I'd forgotten about that.

Who forgets pain relief is an option?!

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