Hey I'm due to give birth tomorrow.. Not that anythings clock work but Iv got a final sizing scan and a possible sweep if baby is estimated to be a big babba like my last one. If the sweep doesn't work or I don't go into labour by the weekend they will induce me..
I'm terrified anyway but not been induced before..
What should I expect? Procedure, time, what il have to do, pain ect.. Does it hurt more than going into labour naturally?
I haven't gone into labour naturally, I was induced then had EMCS (related to mild placenta praevia, not because of the induction!).
There was a fair bit of waiting around when I first arrived at the hospital. They'll check to see if you're dilated at all and how your cervix feels. I was started off with a pessary to soften my cervix then a few hours later they pulled my cervix (down I think? Can't remember now) and did a sweep at the same time. A few hours again and that had done nothing so I was given some stuff in a drip which started contractions - that seemed to work fairly well as my contractions were 2 mins apart and reading as being quite strong on the machine they use. I didn't find it painful at all, discomfort is a better word to describe it for me.
Despite all that, from first being induced to needing the EMCS was 36 hours and I never managed to get more than 2cm dilated.
However, that's all just my experience. Many people that I know have been induced and given birth just a few hours after its started so I was pretty unlucky really.