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Inwaiting Fri 10-Jun-16 10:15:43

Hi all.

I'm due very soon and I'm terrified about being induced or constant monitoring.

As the days count down to my due date I'm getting more and more anxious about having to be induced or on the other side, monitored constantly if I choose not to be.

I'm not worried about the giving birth part im actually looking forward to it. I don't know anyone that hasn't been induced and its not led to medical intervention.

Any advice?

Lovewatchingrainfall Fri 10-Jun-16 10:19:15

I can't answer all your questions but I was induced and it did not require any other help. I have known of loads of people who have been induced and everything has been fine.

Your right to be worried and scared and it won't change until you have had the baby.

AsthmaAndAutism Fri 10-Jun-16 10:24:36

Hey! Congratulations flowers

I'm due to be induced in 7 weeks, got a date and everything!
I was in labour for 72 hours with my first DS, I was vomiting the whole time, and was just exhausted. Finally, a lovely midwife came along and broke my waters. That got things moving a bit, then she put me on an oxytocin drip, my contractions became quicker and a little more painful (but not horrendous by any means!) and my DS was born within half an hour! No medical intervention was needed, and my DS had done a poop inside me! blush They really do encourage as much activity as possible.

Is there any reason they'd want to induce you/monitor you? Is your pregnancy high risk?

I'm really looking forward to being induced completely this time around. My pregnancy is higher risk this time, due to BMI and miscarriage, so I'll be delivering in a Consultant Led Unit, where there is more chance of constant monitoring.

I'd say to try and relax as much as possible, the calmer you are, the calmer baby is. And remember, if they do need to monitor you, you can feel reassured that you know your baby is going to be absolutely fine smileflowers

MrsJoeyMaynard Fri 10-Jun-16 10:26:37

I was induced with DS2 (pessary then hormone drip) and he was born without further intervention.

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