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Induction tomorrow - very nervous

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MumToBe2015R Tue 04-Aug-15 19:19:57

That's all really. First baby & being induced tomorrow feeling very nervous.

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TakesTwoToTango Tue 04-Aug-15 20:32:05

Good luck!

ThursdayLast Tue 04-Aug-15 20:34:59

Good luck! Don't be nervous smile

There's a lot of monitoring and waiting around when you first go in so take something to do/read.

Marshpillow Tue 04-Aug-15 20:37:59

Don't be nervous! smile
Take something to keep you amused (my induction took 3 days to get going) and some nice things to eat.

Littleoakhorn Tue 04-Aug-15 20:38:19

You never know, you might go into labour overnight. I did with dc1. I don't know if that helps with the nerves though.

There was a thread on here a few weeks ago started by someone waiting for an induction. You might find it useful/ funny/ interesting.

GoooRooo Tue 04-Aug-15 20:39:36

Good luck! You'll be fine. Take lots of snacks and something to read smile

Greymalkin Tue 04-Aug-15 20:41:55

I was induced with my PFB and it is a slow process.

Take something to read, a puzzle book, anything to help pass the time. Unfortunately, you can't rely on the hospital having accessibly wifi, so don't rely on your mobile/tablet to keep you entertained.

You're going to be a mum in no more than three days!!!! Hope it all goes beautifully for you flowers

Diggum Tue 04-Aug-15 20:41:58

Oh best of luck!

I was induced with DD1. Totally fine. Loads of hanging about initially, gel in, nothing for a while, then periody cramps gradually building. It wasn't a sharp pain, which was a relief, more an aching/squeezing pain.

Visualising it as squeezing helped actually. As did bidding farewell to each contraction; "goodbye, I'll never have to experience you again, one step closer" etc.

BreeVDKamp Tue 04-Aug-15 21:03:16

Good luck! flowers It can be fabulous and doesn't always have to take days.

Mine took 12 hours start to finish, 2cm - delivery in 40 mins. That fast I would not advise, but definitely mobilise mobilise mobilise if you're at all able to! Get a ball!

Gillian1980 Tue 04-Aug-15 21:04:17

Good luck! smile

BeansMrSeanAndHeinz Tue 04-Aug-15 21:07:11

Hear hear for puzzle books and other distractions, and snacks! Good luck, the results of my induction a year ago are snoring quietly beside me.

Eternalsunshines Tue 04-Aug-15 21:08:35

My only advice is don't let them send your birth partner home on the line of "it could take ages" yes it could, but it would also happen very quickly (like it did for me) and my DH missed the birth.

LadyLuck81 Tue 04-Aug-15 21:09:17

Good luck for tomorrow. Try not to worry too much.

Cherryberry1 Tue 04-Aug-15 21:15:17

Good luck, OP! Like a previous poster suggested, get yourself a bouncy ball and try to do as much walking as possible. Things moved pretty quickly for me once I was in labour.

MumToBe2015R Wed 05-Aug-15 00:04:22

Thank you all for the the best wishes flowers

floatyflo Wed 05-Aug-15 00:17:44

I remember the night before my induction. Everybody says good luck and it will be fine, but it didn't take away those nerves and I slept awfully.

However, you will be fine. Focus on seeing and holding your baby for the first time. It's going to happen very very soon!

I had the gel in at 1.30pm, mild contractions slowly building throughout the afternoon, established labour at 8pm ,baby born at 10pm. This was my 2nd baby but wishing you a smooth and quick induction too xx

HelenF35 Wed 05-Aug-15 05:23:34

Agree with previous poster that said don't let DP/DH go home. I sent mine home and he nearly missed the birth due to dodgy phone and a very short labour! shock Thankfully in my labouring state I had the bright idea off calling through what's app as I knew he'd be wifi connected.

broomy123 Wed 05-Aug-15 05:52:51

Agree on the snacks! I also took an iPad and we watch box sets on Sky go to pass the time. At that point I was too fed up to talk wink good luck at least you'll know your baby will be here soon!

QueenOfThorns Wed 05-Aug-15 06:43:16

I took some playing cards in and played with DH while bouncing on my exercise ball. Another quick one - gel in at 8pm (yes, there's loads of faffing about, I went in at 3), then baby born at 6am. Period - type pains started at around 12.30.

Good luck, OP - it's a nervous time, but so exciting as well!

ThursdayLast Wed 05-Aug-15 10:18:18

How are you doing OP?

MumToBe2015R Wed 05-Aug-15 11:22:52

I'm at the hospital now, been given a room & settled in. Just waiting now, haven't been examined or started induction as yet x

HollyC255552 Wed 05-Aug-15 11:31:09

Good luck OP..i was induced 3 weeks today & it was very quick for me. However its the waiting around to get examined etc before you have pessary/drip thats frustrating!

Keep us updated when you can..flowers

MumToBe2015R Wed 05-Aug-15 11:33:52

Will do. Normally how long is it before they examine & have pessary? I've been here just over an hour lol

HollyC255552 Wed 05-Aug-15 11:48:43

I arrived at hospital at 11am & didnt have pessary inserted until 4:30pm. The waiting around was soooo boring. I was getting the major hump. I'm not a very patient person! Ha!

Clstow Wed 05-Aug-15 11:59:49

Do you mind if I join your chat MumToBe? I'm also being induced today - been here since 10am, been on the monitor for more than an hour and waiting for pessary. Nice to have an induction buddy smile

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