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AmyLouiseMumto2 Thu 16-Feb-17 22:33:41

I'm due to get induced tomorrow using the propess pessary, just wondered if anyone's had any experiences from thus? Good or bad.

I'm 39+5 tomorrow already had 2 stretch and sweeps & 2cm dilated.
Getting induced due to health reasons, nothing major though, my first labour was natural and only 5 hours with no pain relief... Just putting all this for abit of background.

Looking forward to hearing from you all xx

salsamad Thu 16-Feb-17 22:50:18

I was induced as was 40 +14 - nothing worked to get labour started.
I was given a pessary first then ARM - was monitored very closely and given drip to speed up contractions, labour didn't progress well and DS didn't respond well to massive contractions brought on by drip.
In hindsight i wish I'd had an epidural , which was recommended by the midwife but I had wanted a "natural" labour so declined it. The contractions were so strong, there was no build up and I found it hard to cope. Ended up having a GA and an emergency section, I would have been awake for the birth if I'd had the epidural.
After reading lots of info afterwards I now realise there can be a high proportion of intervention (forceps,surgery etc) with an induced delivery, hence why epidural is recommended.
Hopefully as you've had one natural delivery that was quite speedy you will just need the pessary as a "kick start" to get things moving.
Good luck for tomorrow.

iamapixiebutnotaniceone Thu 16-Feb-17 22:53:38

I was induced early as my daughter stopped growing at 37 weeks. I had a sweep and a pessary at the same time at about 8am, nothing happened until the evening but once it started it was very fast! I ended up going into shock it was so quick!

Emma2803 Thu 16-Feb-17 23:57:04

You sound like you are making good progress yourself hopefully propess will give you a good boost to really get going. The idea is they leave it in for 24 hours before examining you again unless things change such as very strong contractions, waters breaking etc. It's fine and you don't even notice it's there. Good luck hope all goes well for you!!

AmyLouiseMumto2 Fri 17-Feb-17 04:18:58

Oh wow thanks ladies! Definitely gave me more info, don't get me wrong I've googled over and over again but it's always nice to speak to people who have been through it ☺️

Salsamad I've heard that a lot about epidurals even the midwife said to me when she was booking me in she highly advises them, plus with my son I had to be taken to surgery after to remove my placenta stubborn thing therefore got numbed after I'd given birth anyway, so I am leaning towards that this time.... It's kind of gutting when you do it all 'pain free' then someone comes and numbs you after all your hard work haha!

Iamapixiebutnotaniceone - oh bless you sounds like it all happened very quickly, ice heard loads of people go into shock, seems like it either drags out over like 3 days or it makes people go BOOM straight into full blown labour all at once.

Emma2803 - yeah fingers crossed, I've been up nearly every hour of the night u--p now-- with tightenings in my belly so I'm hoping they're making me progress with dilation etc and il be more than 2cm when I get there so they can break my waters pretty quickly, I really want them to examine me before 9pm, as if I don't get to 4cm by 9pm they send my other half home and I have to progress on my own until they see fit for him to come back and we get moved to deliver baby, I just am petrified at the thought of being in hospital alone to labour...

Thank you ladies so much! Il keep you all updated throughout the day if your free!

IfUPlease Fri 17-Feb-17 04:21:53

Just had a brilliant experience being induced last week. Had the propess Thurs afternoon, had DD2 Friday morning. Good luck!

AmyLouiseMumto2 Fri 17-Feb-17 07:28:18

Ifuplease that's brilliant! How far dilated was you when you went in if you don't mind me asking? And did your contractions start pretty instant? What pain relief etc?
Also congratulations!! smile

Whatasmashingpumpkin Fri 17-Feb-17 07:39:01

Good luck today!
I was induced with Propess at 38 weeks with my DD. Id had a stretch and sweep and cervix favourable but no dilation.
Pessary at 12 noon, cramping by 4pm. Went for walks around the hospital till DH went home. Restless and uncomfortable night, cramping increasing, waters went on their own at 5am. Cramping instantly ramped up and became very very strong, they gave me pethidine but I threw up everywhere. Had and bath and an exam and was 2cm dilated. They took me to delivery ward where I finally had gas and air then a wonderful lovely brilliant epidural grin and then I slept! Slept on and off, didn't feel a thing, but didn't progress as fast as they'd hoped. At 9pm that evening midwife said I was only 7cm and if I didn't fully dilate by midnight they'd do an emergency section as DD was getting tired and her heart rate slowing on contraction. Checked athe midnight, was fully dilated and in 6 pushes she was out.
Even though it was a long and drawn out process it was positive for me.
Good luck!

Jojo13 Fri 17-Feb-17 10:11:49

Good luck! I was induced with just the pessary at about 4.30pm on a Wednesday, period type pains woke me in the early hours of Thursday morning and and by 7pm was in delivery. Was all reasonably successful!
Hope all goes well x

Andysgirl15 Fri 17-Feb-17 10:56:18

I was induced with DS 7 weeks ago. Had the pessary put in at 12.30pm on the Friday, woke up with mild period pains at 4.30am Saturday morning. Waters went at 7:15 was 4cm by this point and baby arrived at 7:45 on NYE. I only just made it to the labour ward. Got in the room laid on bed and 3 pushes later he was here. In my experience it was really wonderful and easy . With DD it was 40 hours from start to finish it was horrendous (natural labour) so I would definitely rate induction. By the way before the pessary was put in I was already 1cm.

Good luck :-)

jel2014 Fri 17-Feb-17 11:21:12

I had a propels induction and it was fine. I was 1cm beforehand. Inserted about 4pm. Period pains straight away. Mild contractions all night constantly. They then took it out at 8.30am and was 2cm and said it would probably slow down. It didn't. It went super fast from there. Had DS at 4.30 in the afternoon after forceps and just with gas and air. I'd have had an epidural no question but it caught everyone out I think. They thought id be there for hours. So despite forceps and limited pain relief the induction was fine. As you are already 2cm it sounds like you are favourable so hopefully it will work for you too

AmyLouiseMumto2 Fri 17-Feb-17 13:26:39

Ah wow you've all had good experiences pretty much, been calling since 9am every 2 hours like they've asked me too and they're still bed blocked angrysadgot to call back at 3pm to see if they've had a bed come free...
Wish me luck ladies! Xx

anxiousandpregnant Fri 17-Feb-17 14:29:40

I was induced with my second, they told my husband to go home as it was going to be a long wait before anything happened and it was past visiting times....they had to call him to come back within an hour!! DS was then born about 4 hours later. I cant comment for everyone but I felt being induced was more painful than going into labour naturally. I begged for an epidural but by the time the Dr. was free he said it was too late and baby would be here soon. It was all worth it when I saw DS smile
Good luck OP.

AmyLouiseMumto2 Fri 17-Feb-17 14:42:46

Anxiousandpregnant you've literally just hit the nail on the head for me, I've got to call back at 3pm to get a time.... That's if there's any beds free.
However I'm petrified that I need to dilate to 4cm by 9pm this evening otherwise other half gets sent home shock I'm so worried about being there alone and in pain xxx

anxiousandpregnant Fri 17-Feb-17 14:52:53

It was the same for me, my waters broke and it was 24 hours later by the time they had a bed free for me to induce me. Hope they have one for you soon! I'm sure even if your husband does have to leave it wont be long before he has to come back smile

Andysgirl15 Fri 17-Feb-17 14:58:39

I wouldn't plan on being 4cm by 9pm. When I was induced I went in at 10am and it was a whole 2 and half hours before they even put the pessary in. They will do checks first then check your details and deal with other women in between everything

AmyLouiseMumto2 Fri 17-Feb-17 15:28:35

Still bed blocked 😩 yeah I think I was wishful thinking that I'l be 4cm by 9pm haha! I'm 2cm at the moment but fingers crossed il miraculously gone up

AmyLouiseMumto2 Fri 17-Feb-17 18:33:19

I'm in! Going to start with the pessary in the next 30mins, wil keep you updated! Feel free to keep me company smile

anxiousandpregnant Fri 17-Feb-17 19:03:58

Yey! Good luck!

AmyLouiseMumto2 Fri 17-Feb-17 20:08:06

Thank you smilepessary is in, now for the waiting game, hubby gets sent home at 9pm 😢
How far gone are you? Or have you already had little one? X

Chrystal1982 Fri 17-Feb-17 21:32:08

I was induced at 40+11 with the pessary two weeks ago. Pessary went in at 4pm (2cm dilated), started contracting almost straight away nothing too bad tho, waters broke on their own at 6.20pm (3cm) in the hospital Costa cafe and he was born at 8.10pm after a rush up to delivery suite only time for g&a, jumped from 3 to 10cm really quickly. It's my 5th baby, the contractions were definitely more intense with the induction but it was over and done with quickly lol

AmyLouiseMumto2 Fri 17-Feb-17 22:27:46

Chrystal1982 WOW!! That's a labour story I like to hear! I got the pessary put in at 7:50pm and so far notbing, just some mild cramping and back pains but I've been having these for days, Midwife said she could have broke my waters.... Wish she did! wink then I might have progressed a little more, but for now I guess it's just a waiting game X

anxiousandpregnant Sat 18-Feb-17 12:28:08

I've got two DC's and currently 9+1 so extremely nervous/excited! Hope everything is going ok!

Chrystal1982 Sun 19-Feb-17 19:25:59

Hope by now you have your little bundle of joy and all is well flowers

AmyLouiseMumto2 Tue 21-Feb-17 02:52:00

Hi Ladies
Thanks so much for sharing all your experiences! Our darling second boy was born Saturday 18th Feb 2017 weighing 8lbs 9oz, we've named him Xavier Axel Osborne, he is an absolute dream.

Our first born (Travis) is already being the caring big brother we knew he would be, helping me with feeds and cuddles and always making sure He's little brothers got his dummy when he hears him cry,
Literally on cloud 9!!
Good luck to anyone pregnant and expecting soon, or those who might be trying to conceive flowersflowersflowersflowersflowers

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