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Being induced in 5 minutes!

(52 Posts)
HLSalter Mon 11-Jul-11 11:57:59

As title suggests being induced on 5 minutes.....

First baby, I'm 39 weeks. Anyone got any nice induction stories for me?

Lollyheart Mon 11-Jul-11 11:59:34

I've never been induced but wanted to say how exciting, you will meet your baby very soon smile

kri5ty Mon 11-Jul-11 11:59:37

i havent but just wanted to say good luck and big hugs xxx

SpannerPants Mon 11-Jul-11 12:01:15

good luck grin

Paschaelina Mon 11-Jul-11 12:01:23

I wasn't induced but I like a nice labour thread. smile and good luck.

Squiglettsmummy2bx Mon 11-Jul-11 12:01:39

Good luck xxx

harassedandherbug Mon 11-Jul-11 12:02:02

I was induced and it was good! I can tend to go a bit from 0-60 pretty quickly, but you'll be just fine.

Good luck, and how exciting to be meeting your baby later on today grin.

Loxie85 Mon 11-Jul-11 12:02:28

I had a great induction, all I'd say is ask for an epidural before they put you on the Oxytocin (iv induction drip), good luck xx

AKMD Mon 11-Jul-11 12:02:32

A lady on my antenatal ward was brought up at 9pm when the day ward closed for the day. She had been induced in the morning but nothing had happened so they were going to try agian the next morning. 20 minutes later, the baby arrived after a 5 minute labour. Everyone was clapping smile (and secretly wishing thier labours were going to be like that!)

Advice from me is to ask for an epidural the moment they start talking about breaking your waters or putting you on a drip to speed things up. Good luck!

AKMD Mon 11-Jul-11 12:03:16

their their their

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 11-Jul-11 12:03:41

I was induced too. Waters to dd in 4 hours. Zooooooom! Not bad for a first.

It might not happen today though. I went in on the Tuesday night and went it all kicked off 24 hours and three loads of gel later. Bring books and chocolate.

Good luck smile

HPonEverything Mon 11-Jul-11 12:19:41

So excited for you! Good luck smile

Flowerista Mon 11-Jul-11 12:26:38

I was induced, no problems at all so good luck yourself. Just think by the end of TODAY you'll be holding a brand new human. That always blows me away!!

LisMcA Mon 11-Jul-11 12:29:09

Good luck! I was induced 10 weeks ago, take everything as it comes. and if they use a tab on ta string thing, remember it's there when you go to the loo. Twice they had to replace mine oops!!

ksaunders Mon 11-Jul-11 15:36:33

Good Luck! Mine took 18 hrs from pessary to birth. Try to nap early on before the pains get too strong and frequent because you may get tired if it drags on. In between monitoring, ask the midwives if its ok to go for a walk as it will help pass the time. Remember, if you had been at home having contractions you will probably have been going about your usual business to start with. If it isn't progressing too quickly, have a warm bath early evening as for me, this helped with the pain and also seemed to help move things on!

Badgerwife Mon 11-Jul-11 18:43:10

Oooh this is good! I've got no story, as it's my first and I'm 38+3 but I do have a question. I thought unless there were concerns you wouldn't get induced until after 40 weeks? Does that mean when I have my next MW appointment on Monday at 39+3 she'll send me off to be induced?? (I wouldn't mind that, I'm so impatient now)

HLSalter Mon 11-Jul-11 19:05:16

I was brought in with suspected pre eclampsia. My bp has gone down but i still have a high amount of protein in my urine and the urates in my blood are too high for me to go home so they decided to induce me.

Badgerwife Mon 11-Jul-11 19:20:02

I'm sorry to hear that, it makes the whole being inducted thing a bit more scary and urgent. Good luck!

Sewmuchtodo Mon 11-Jul-11 21:09:27

I was induced under similar circumstances with DS......induction began at 9pm......baby was here by 8.20am!

Good luck.....take lots of baths tonight as you will feel very 'horrible period pain' like and try to rest as much as possible between pains! x

Paschaelina Mon 11-Jul-11 21:16:01

good news about the bp, now hurry up baby Salter!

HLSalter Tue 12-Jul-11 00:23:43

No baby yet! 2cm dilated before I was induced, no change since other than some contractions. Thank you all for stories and support. Much appreciated grin

ksaunders Tue 12-Jul-11 08:36:07

Come on babysalter, get a wriggle on lol! Hope there's been some progress. Mine was slow to start but eventually they broke my waters and I had ds in my arms less than 2 hours later grin

harassedandherbug Tue 12-Jul-11 09:04:41

Come on baby!!!

I was induced as my waters broke and nothing happened, but with the other two I had my waters broken both times and was holding a baby within the hour.

I hope babysalter has arrived by now grin.

kri5ty Tue 12-Jul-11 09:20:05

Oooo i keep checking this thread grin come on little one wriggle to the light!!

tortilla Tue 12-Jul-11 09:28:31

My induction with DD was way better than DS's birth which happened naturally and was long and drawn out. The induction was the best experience of my life and I felt so exhilarated and completely invincible smile Fingers crossed yours is the same smile

It was actually nice being in the hospital and not having to worry about when to drive there or how it would feel being in the car in the midst of contractions - I felt much calmer as a result and was able to just manage my labour how I wanted. DH and I went for lots of walks, read the papers and tried to decide on the baby's name, and generally had a lovely relaxed time together (in between the contractions of course!). I had several warm baths in the early stages, and tried to keep eating (a bite of a cereal bar or sandwich every so often rather than a meal) to keep my energy up.

Best of luck!

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