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My sister is being induced today!

(12 Posts)
Enid Fri 11-Feb-05 11:11:25

So naturally I cannot concentrate at work at all. It's her first.

I've never been induced so not sure of the form - how long can it take?

Hulababy Fri 11-Feb-05 11:14:24

My induction took over 48 hours to get started!

However, some inductions can work pretty fast and labout can start within a few short hours.

Hope all goes well.

nnosam Fri 11-Feb-05 11:15:17

good luck for your sister, hope it all goes well.

Gobbledigook Fri 11-Feb-05 11:24:06

Depends how they do it Enid - I went in at 8am, was induced at about 11am (breaking waters and syntocin drip) and ds1 was born at 8.37pm.

Do you know if she is dilated at all so can they break her waters or are they doing it with pessaries/gel?

Enid Fri 11-Feb-05 11:42:23

she says gel, then breaking of waters (when she told me this I had to bite my tongue as they did this with dd2 and the contractions that followed were, er, rather strong )

WideWebWitch Fri 11-Feb-05 11:43:03

Ooh, let us know when you're an aunt won't you?

Enid Fri 11-Feb-05 11:43:11

I wasnt induced though, but the water bag just would not break. They did it with their fingernail in the end as the hook thing wouldn't do it - mmm, sanitary

Enid Fri 11-Feb-05 11:44:17

Yes, will announce.

I am an auntie already to two lovely boys and a cute baby girl but this is my baby sister so feel very emotionally involved

biglips Fri 11-Feb-05 11:52:17

i went in on the wed late night about 11.30pm to be induced (i actually went in for 9.30pm but waited for 2 hours as there was an emergency delivery on the ward where i was going) then went in on the induction ward at 11.30pm, had sleep, woke up had brekkie then was induced at 10am thursday but it didnt agree with me as i threw up a few times then had to wait for a delivery ward for me till nearly 5pm then they broke my waters at 5pm and my contractions started at 10pm on thurs but went in labour for 17 hrs (complicated labour) and DD born on friday midday

Enid Fri 11-Feb-05 11:55:22

well the girls and I are going up to London on Tuesday so she had better have had it by then

Gobbledigook Fri 11-Feb-05 12:20:33

Enid - what did they want to break your waters for anyway?!? To speed it up?

Let us know how it goes with your sis!

Enid Fri 11-Feb-05 12:32:10

I was fully dilated and had a tremendous urge to push but the bag hadn't broken so they broke it. Is that not right?

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