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helpme12335 Sun 04-Dec-16 09:40:10

I'm getting induced tomorrow with my first child.
Has anyone got any tips or advice on what to expect.

Equally any stories of your experiences of induction would be greatly appreciated

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Blue2014 Sun 04-Dec-16 10:13:06

Take entertainment! Currently day 2 into induction and nothing is happening.

Also snacks if you are hungry as I am.

helpme12335 Sun 04-Dec-16 13:50:26

Oh no hope something happens soon for
You. Is this your first baby?

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Blue2014 Sun 04-Dec-16 14:03:00

Yep, first baby. Feel free to ask anything else you need To know.

I'm being inducted 'early' due to gestational diabetes but am actually now 39+4 so not that early! First pessary hasn't worked so I've got another one in now for another 24 hours. If that opens my cervix enough, midwife will break my waters and hope that triggers it. I haven't been offered the drip yet, I hear that can make labour much more painful

Also, pack earplugs or something similar if they're keeping you in , it's noisy on wards at 3am!

helpme12335 Sun 04-Dec-16 17:11:56

Hope everything speeds up for
You soon!

I'm getting induced as I'm 41 weeks. Baby isn't even engaged yet though so expecting a rough ride.

Let me know how you get on X

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charley3005 Sun 04-Dec-16 17:14:42

Sorry OP no input here but I am getting induced next week if nothing happens and would like to hear other people's stories
Hope all goes well for you tomorrow grin

Blue2014 Sun 04-Dec-16 17:30:19

Fingers crossed it goes quicker for you!

OrianaBanana Sun 04-Dec-16 17:38:34

It was a while ago now but I remember it taking ages. Two pessaries quite far apart, a wait, then breaking waters, wait, then drip etc. I got 'stuck' for a while at 5cm after the second pessary, no idea why. I would imagine it really varies. I ended up with an epidural and forceps but having gone over it with a mw recently it was because my son never really got himself into the right position and was BIG. He arrived OK though and we were all fine. smile

Jfw82 Mon 05-Dec-16 18:54:07

Any news blue? Interested to find other as have just been booked to go in for induction tomorrow (high bp and reduced movements)

Blue2014 Mon 05-Dec-16 20:24:40

Nothing from me sad 2 pessaries have done literally nothing so still here

If you want hope though, every other woman here seems to have moved through to labour ...

helpme12335 Tue 06-Dec-16 02:02:23

Well mine was the opposite ladies. I had my pessary at 5pm but 5.3pm I was having regular contractions. Midwifes said I couldn't be and wouldn't give me any pain relief.

Waters broke at 7.10pm they finally agreed to check cervix at 7.40pm and was fully dilated. Had to be cut as cord, forceps etc as cord was wrapped around her neck. Baby born at 8.25pm weighing 8lb 10oz. No time for any pain relief other than gas and air.

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Blue2014 Tue 06-Dec-16 02:49:12

Congrats help! Hope you and baby are well

helpme12335 Tue 06-Dec-16 02:55:09

Thank you l. Sore but doing ok. How are you getting along?

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Blue2014 Tue 06-Dec-16 02:58:42

Still nothing from me - ironic I was induced early but I reckon will end up going past the date!

lightcola Tue 06-Dec-16 03:32:29

I was induced last week and agree it can be a long process so take lots of books/I pad etc.

lightcola Tue 06-Dec-16 03:34:44

Ps. Labour hurts regardless. Don't worry about whether it's more painful or not as you'll just get yourself worked up.

sycamore54321 Tue 06-Dec-16 08:15:09

**quote "Nothing from me sad 2 pessaries have done literally nothing so still here

If you want hope though, every other woman here seems to have moved through to labour ..." S**

If any consolation I had the exact same experience on my first, told to rest then overnight. Waters suddenly popped on their own, contractions appeared v quickly and my baby was born less than five hours later.

Congrats to those who have delivered.

helpme12335 Thu 08-Dec-16 07:25:34

How you've got along blue? Been thinking about you

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Blue2014 Thu 08-Dec-16 12:07:48

Ah thank you, the induction never really worked and was all a bit of a farce. Emergency c section eventually got my little one here last night.

Hope all is going well with you flowers

Jfw82 Thu 08-Dec-16 16:51:44

Hope both you and little one for my well. I came in tues at 8.30 and am currently on drip (with epidural!) hoping to have my lo arrive this evening.....

Blue2014 Thu 08-Dec-16 17:49:18

Thinking of you jfw - hoping for a smooth and happy delivery for you Xflowers

Jfw82 Fri 09-Dec-16 03:11:59

Baby arrived by natural delivery at 1.18am, healthy boy weighing 6lb15.

Blue2014 Fri 09-Dec-16 13:32:38

Congratulations!! smileflowersflowers

helpme12335 Sun 11-Dec-16 07:52:01

Congratulations to you both X

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