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Subsequent inductions

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MagpieCursedTea Sun 23-Oct-16 17:28:43

If you've had more than one induction, how similar was the experience second time around?
I was induced at 38 weeks with DS. They started me on the Monday morning and he was born on the Thursday morning. So although it worked and I had a vaginal birth, it took ages! There's a high chance I'll be induced again, what are my chances of it being quicker? Is it more likely to work again because I've had a successful one before? Or is there no connection between my previous induction and possible upcoming one?

Jodie1982 Sun 23-Oct-16 18:10:56

My 1st induction took 2 days. The 2nd my waters were broken at 10pm and DS was born at 4.30am. Maybe they will go with breaking waters as this is 2nd baby?

ByeByeLilSebastian Sun 23-Oct-16 18:15:09

My first took ages too. It wasn't the best experience.

My second was great. I only needed 2 pessaries and my waters breaking and I was away. It took 2 1/2 hours of established labour to pop him out and was a much more positive experience than my first.

Good luck!

Suzietwo Sun 23-Oct-16 18:15:28

Both inductions went the same way but I know plenty of people who had a much faster time the second time

PonkAlert Sun 23-Oct-16 18:43:13

First induction started midday, born 1pm the following day.

Second induction started 2pm, cervix dilated incredibly quickly (from 6cm to fully dilated in literally ten minutes) so would've been a very quick labour but baby got stuck and needed to go to theatre, born at 9pm so still much quicker.

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