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s4m4nth4 Mon 21-Jul-14 13:23:39

Hi. I've had a really awful pregnancy. I've suffered with panic attacks and major anxiety throughout and have developed a fear of childbirth. My consultant has decided that I could be induced or have a cesarean at 39 weeks. Despite having an emergency c.section with my other child I've decided to go for an induction because of the recovery time afterwards but I'm absolutely terrified. Especially when the midwife told me there's a 1% chance that my scar could rupture. I'd just like to know if anyone else had an experience of inductions, good or bad. Especially if after a previous c.section

vickibee Mon 21-Jul-14 13:28:43

i was induced after a difficult pregnancy at 37 weeks, had pre-eclampsia etc and was in and out of hospital, the birth was Ok as these things go. I had a pessary and contractions started mid afternoon, delivery 1.01 am. I am told contractions are a little more intense than if a natural birth. I had my waters broken too and an episiotomy

TBH i was just glad me and baby were well and I could get back to feeling myself again.

Good Luck it will be fine you are in the hands of skilled people

s4m4nth4 Mon 21-Jul-14 13:29:17

I'd like to know in detail how an induction is carried out too as i've been told 2 different things

s4m4nth4 Mon 21-Jul-14 13:31:34

Thanks. I've been told it's a bit more painful as your contractions come on quicker thank they would a natural birth. I've just developed a real fear of childbirth I didn't feel like this with my first one. I'm absolutely terrified. My induction is a week on friday

vickibee Mon 21-Jul-14 13:36:05

just think of the little baby that will be at the end of it - i also had a fear of giving birth but once you are in full flow you kind of just have to get on with it.
I think they try the pessary first to see if that progresses things but you can have a drip as well. If your waters dont break on their own they do this for you. Be prepared for a lot of waitng around and not a lot happening initially

s4m4nth4 Tue 22-Jul-14 08:10:31

Im just really terrified of the pain and if things go wrong. I don't want to tear or be cut

tobeabat Tue 22-Jul-14 08:16:42

Re the two different ways of inducing - there are several, i think... I've been induced twice, at two different hospitals, differently at each, which confused me the second time. Please get yourself exact details of how it's done under different circumstances at the hospital you'll be at so you know exactly what to expect, including whether you can have epidural pre drip etc, whether you could have just pessary, etc... It seems to vary a lot.

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