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Getting induced in 5 hours

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jitterbug5 Thu 28-Sep-17 16:51:16

Anyone have any positive induction stories to stop me going out of my mind?

Absolutely shitting bricks

DarkLikeVader Thu 28-Sep-17 16:58:11

me! I was induced with DD1 at 38 weeks, whole thing took 12 hours from pessary to baby and only on gas and air, totally manageable. and even though it was a far cry from my planned homebirth the midwives were lovely and really tried to let me have as natural a birth as possible right to the delayed cord clamping.

You'll be fine! flowers

jitterbug5 Thu 28-Sep-17 17:04:56

DarkLikeVader oh really!? How lovely is that! I can only dream mine will be like that!!
My waters have already broke, they broke last night around 10pm and I’ve had the odd contraction. But nothing that’s set me off yet! I’m hoping because of this and the fact I was 2-3cm dilated last night I’ll just need the pessary like yourself!!

Muddlingalongalone Thu 28-Sep-17 17:05:19

I was induced with dd1 at 40 weeks & just had waters broken (no pessary) for Dd2 but still had drip etc at 38 weeks.
I was 36 hours from pessary to having DD1 and 10 hours from having waters broken in delivery suite to having Dd2.
Both births were fine, would have been better if the wireless monitoring had been working!
Recommend you eat once you have an idea about when you are heading to delivery - all the talk of energy snacks in hospital bags, I wasn't allowed anything apart from water - sooooo hungry I felt sick.
Good luck!

greentreeseverywhere Thu 28-Sep-17 17:08:29

I had my pessary at 11am today- 39weeks. I'm bored already!!! have a few period type pains nothing awful. waiting to be checked and wish for good news as my cervix was not anywhere near ready this morning!!!!

DarkLikeVader Thu 28-Sep-17 17:12:58

Sounds like it should work well for you then, fingers crossed. If you can manage it - walk as much as you can, I walked laps around the hospital for about 5 hours after the pessary which I'm sure helped loads to get DD moving.

jitterbug5 Thu 28-Sep-17 17:14:20

Muddlingalongalone my biggest fear is having the drip. Went to dreaded google didn’t I and read the horror stories. Why on earth I did that 😫

I’ve had to force a cheese baguette down myself this afternoon, I’m stupidly so nervous I can’t eat!!Was your birthing partner able to stay with you? Think that’s the majority of my nerves. Going through it on my own! sad

jitterbug5 Thu 28-Sep-17 17:16:35

Greentreeseverywhere oh how exciting!! I can imagine I’m gonna be analysing every single twinge and movement the second it’s been inserted. I’m such an over thinker grin

Hope it happens soon for you. Keep us updated!!!

jitterbug5 Thu 28-Sep-17 17:18:28

DarkLikeVader I’ve heard gravity is your best friend after a pessary, lol! I’ve already done my 10k steps according to my Fitbit trying to get it started itself. No such luck!!!

MotherofPearl Thu 28-Sep-17 17:21:43

Was induced last year, for DD2. Pessary around midday, walked the halls all afternoon with just the odd twinge, real contractions started about 5:30pm, baby born at 7:05pm. Had paracetamol early on, and then a bit of gas and air. Good luck OP! smile

FluffyNinja Thu 28-Sep-17 17:27:22

I was dead set on a natural birth but ended up being induced and on a drip towards the end but I also had an epidural (wasn't planning to) and it was all fine. Can't believe I was so anti epidural as it was the best thing ever! Bliss!

asongforthelovers Thu 28-Sep-17 17:30:30

I was induced with baby no.2 at 42 weeks, several failed sweeps, non favourable cervix so had to be induced. Only took one pessary at noon and contractions started within the hour. Baby arrived just before 8pm.

Good luck op, you will be fine.

I have my 2nd induction next Tuesday. Pretty nervous myself 😳

asongforthelovers Thu 28-Sep-17 17:31:17

** managed on G&A and baby was born in sac 😊

jitterbug5 Thu 28-Sep-17 17:32:14

MotherofPearl looks like the general consensus is walking then!! I’m so unbelievably excited but nervous it’s all happening! These hours are dragging!

jitterbug5 Thu 28-Sep-17 18:43:53

Well, maybe I will avoid the induction altogether. Contractions all of a sudden picked up in the hospital! Midwife has said it’s a race from now. We shall see!

MotherofPearl Thu 28-Sep-17 19:14:22

Ooooh, exciting OP! Do give us an update when you can - will be watching the thread for news!

RTKM Thu 28-Sep-17 20:01:23

Good luck to you all smilesmilesmile

Chocolatear Thu 28-Sep-17 20:17:31

I was induced at 40+5.
1st pessary at midday, 2nd at 8pm.waters went at midnight baby arrived at 6am. Only gas and air.
Home later that day!
Hope your delivery is equally speedy.

lollipop7 Thu 28-Sep-17 22:35:09

My last two were both inductions but the first was especially quick..
pessary induction started at 1am (bizarre time but there you go) I was over contracting by 2pm It was taken out. I was 5 cm by 4.30am then went to 7cm by 5.30 and fully dilated by 6.15am. Son born fifteen minutes later almost in his waters in two colossal long pushes.

Daughter not much slower drip induction an hour longer but again rapid pushing and delivery stage.

Second DS due in five weeks I so want to go into labour without an induction 🙏🏻

jitterbug5 Fri 29-Sep-17 00:20:49

Bit of a live thread update 😂 I’ve ended up being induced as I wasn’t contracting frequently enough. I’ve just had the first pessary for 6 hours, so hopefully I’ll start contracting from that or I’ll get the hormone drip!

I’ve never been more nervous and excited in my entire life!!!

Thank you for sharing your stories, I’m half the nervous wreck I was after reading them!!!

StrictlyCooking Fri 29-Sep-17 00:23:24

Good luck!

I was induced at 38 weeks and after a couple of pessary gels I had my waters broken. DD was born less than 2 hours later. Hope things kick off quickly for you.

just5morepeas Fri 29-Sep-17 00:23:39

I was induced for both of my kids and was lucky enough for it to work really quickly both times.

Good luck! flowers

jitterbug5 Fri 29-Sep-17 07:33:08

Pessary was a no go!!!! Just waiting now to get the hormone drip.

I’ll update you as soon as I can!!! See you on the other side! grin

Scribblegirl Fri 29-Sep-17 07:37:19

Ohhh good luck!!

greentreeseverywhere Fri 29-Sep-17 07:44:55

I'm nearly at 24 hours pessary and have pains on and off but nothing regular or awful...onky uses a hot water bottle so far.
good luck!!!

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