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Being induced

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maza09 Sat 21-Jan-17 11:33:35

I'm going to be induced on my due date anyone else being induced

ExpectoPatronummmm Sat 21-Jan-17 21:17:12

I wasn't induced with my last baby so it's possible for this one.

Good luck, at least you know the date t will happen and will be at hospital for the whole time.

ExpectoPatronummmm Sat 21-Jan-17 21:17:37

Wasn't? That should say WAS

sj257 Sat 21-Jan-17 22:14:43

I'm booked in for Wednesday, desperately hoping it happens naturally before then though

Uiscebeatha85 Sat 21-Jan-17 22:44:14

I was induced with DD, oxytocin drip. Went from 0 to baby in 6 hours. I wished I'd had the epidural sad

maza09 Sun 22-Jan-17 01:54:59

My last pregnancy I had a placenta eruption so they are not taking and risks this time they said they will use a catheter to induce me

JackandBump Sun 22-Jan-17 02:28:10

Tomorrow at 10am. Had really hoped he would have come naturally by now.. 😭

CheeseFlavouredDiscs Sun 22-Jan-17 03:15:20

If you can avoid the oxytocin drip then I would. If I had to do it again I'd go for c-section instead. We all know labour hurts, but I swear that the oxytocin drip just ramps up the pain from nothing to unbearable in about 30-90 minutes. As the the very least be sure you can get an epidural quickly, or ideally before the drip. I had to wait 6 hours for my epidural (which didn't work until the 3rd try) and it was the worst pain ever.

However if you can get everything going nicely with just the pessary then good on you. They only move you to the drip once they give up with the pessary (which is something like 48 hrs after insertion).

Uiscebeatha85 Sun 22-Jan-17 05:21:54

Agree with Cheese it's the worst pain ever having no pessary and straight to the oxytocin drip. The only emotion I felt when DD was out was sheer relief, I felt very disconnected after because I thought it was so traumatic. Everyone is different and experiences pain differently of course but I wouldn't take the chance again and would have an epidural straight away whilst I had any chance of staying still long enough so they could put it in

OvariesForgotHerPassword Sun 22-Jan-17 06:13:59

I had full induction. Awesome experience, very relaxed and funny. I was able to keep moving around which I think was a key factor in not needing an epidural. Relax and look forwards to meeting your baby! smile

GizmoFrisby Sun 22-Jan-17 07:27:45

I was and put on the drip. And had my waters broken. A month early due to pre eclampsia I must say I preferred my first without induction.
Good luck OP flowers

SquedgieBeckenheim Sun 22-Jan-17 07:38:46

I was induced early due to pre eclampsia. I was warned it could take a couple days and end with c section. Took 11 hours from pessary inserted to DD arriving. I never had the drip, just pessary then waters broken by the midwife.
Every experience will be different, but I've heard a lot that drip makes contractions worse.

JC23 Sun 22-Jan-17 07:51:20

I was induced with DS2. Despite the drip my pain was manageable using the techniques I'd learnt, no drugs. It was a pretty good experience and much better than DS1 (30 hours labour with epidural). Hope it goes well for you OP.

FlipperSkipper Sun 22-Jan-17 07:53:57

I'm being induced at 37+2 due to high blood pressure and kidney disease. It's 2 pessaries over 12 hours then the drop here. I've heard so many horror stories but fortunately heard a couple of positive stories yesterday. If it's what's needed to keep me and my baby safe then I've got to go with it.

chloechloe Sun 22-Jan-17 07:55:44

I had my labour augmented with oxytocin - my waters had been leaking for a few days so they had to speed delivery up. I didn't find it so bad and DD arrived in 3.5 hours without any pain relief. I did labour standing up though when the contractions ramped up - lying down made the pain much worse. Even when you're hooked up to the IV and CTG it really helps to move around as much as you can.

JackandBump Mon 23-Jan-17 12:02:54

Well, little Oliver arrived this morning - 9lb 2oz, 14 days overdue!
Labour was successfully started with 1 pessary and I was able to have him in the midwife delivery suite, in the pool.
Phew! Good luck all x

Whatsername17 Mon 23-Jan-17 12:13:09

I was induced with dd2 a few days ago. I had the pessary at 10.30 Friday morning, by 2pm I was 4cm and contracting every three minutes. They broke my waters and didn't need to use the drip. My baby was born at 4.30pm. I had a long labour with dd1. Had a mobile epidural and the birth b was calm, serene and lovely. With dd2, it was really super quick, but I was a screamy mess because there was no let up from the contractions. Pushing her out was the bit that hurt the most. I used gas and air for part of the labour but gave up on it when it came to pushing. I'm proud of myself for doing it naturally but can't say I'd demand to do it again even though I know I could. If you are going to have the drip then get the epidural. I had it with dd to help my contractions strengthen and I'm glad I did.

Whatsername17 Mon 23-Jan-17 12:14:11

Oh, both my girls were back to back which makes it more painful apparently x

Scotinoz Mon 23-Jan-17 13:36:45

I had two inductions - first was elective and second through requirement - and found it totally fine. Syntocinon drip both times, bit of G&A at the end and quick labours. I had great experience and would 100% repeat the process.

Nikki2ol6 Mon 23-Jan-17 14:25:30

Yes they broke my waters and I began having little twinges in my lower back within 5-10minuets and I said is this labour or is this because you have been prodding around in there? She said could be either time will tell. She told me to walk. After 20mins the twinges turned into contractions. My baby was born a whole 6 hours after they broke my water. Very nice relaxed labour

thecatsarecrazy Tue 24-Jan-17 14:12:07

I'm being induced on Thursday sad. Baby number 3 and never had this before. I have too much fluid and gestational diabetes only found at 38 weeks. I think their trying pessary but I will have to stay because of the extra fluid. I could have gone tomorrow but me being me want to get things at home organized.

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