Getting induced Tomo as growth baby slowed. I'm really hoping it doesn't take too long- as baby will need to stay in at least 2 days when he's born for checks and I've got a toddler at home who I've never been away from for long. Any advice or anything I should know? I've got my hosp bag etc everything ready but still feel completely unprepared!
I'm 39 weeks, did have some pains a couple weeks ago so thought something was happening then but nothing! Desperate for it to work quickly just so I'm not away from dd at night for more than 4 nights but it will take as long as it takes I suppose.
Right I've got pile of trashy mags, water, snacks and will buy wifi pass once I'm in so I can watch films on phone- anything else?
Daft Q but take it until I'm in active labour you stay properly dressed or did you stay in pj's? Thinking whether to pack more clothes or nightwear
Make sure someone is keeping an eye on how the baby is doing in case it gets distressed and needs to be whipped out, as if you go to drip ercs it can be stressful for baby, or may be reasons behind slowed growth. They should do this as a matter of course but with short staffing it doesn't always happen.
If you're not hooked up to the monitors, keep moving- walk the corridors and bounce on a ball if they have one (you might need to ask) as this helps get things going. As others said be prepared to wait so bring stuff to keep you entertained, cash for food etc.
I found out quite late in my induction that there is a gel that numbs your lady bits. I had a fair few examinations and they got progressively more painful.. And then I found out about the amazing gel! Totally changed how I felt about being induced then!! I recommend you ask for it if you are getting sore!
Thanks all today's the day! Can't sleep now too excited which I'm sure I'll regret when I'm exhusted today/Tomo please keep your fingers crossed for a quick and safe delivery for me thanks again for advice