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TheWeatherGirl1 Sun 30-Apr-17 11:37:46


Does being induced make labour more painful?


Louiselouie0890 Sun 30-Apr-17 19:43:05

Apparatntly so but I don't have a normal labour to compare it to.

TwinkleStars15 Sun 30-Apr-17 19:47:31

I've been told I need an induction and apparently it's the drip that causes the extra pain - it makes your contractions more regular and stronger than normal. Some women will begin labour after the pessaries or after they break the waters, but some will need the drip. I'm keeping everything crossed that my body will do as it's told and start labour before the drip is needed!

Notsure1234 Sun 30-Apr-17 19:50:47

Apparently only if you have the drip, however I had the pessary and there was no slow build up. Contractions came thick and fast when they eventually showed up. I don't know if that's just how I would have been if I'd gone naturally though, I have nothing to compare to

alltalknobaby Sun 30-Apr-17 19:51:22

If you are induced and then your body takes over, it will be the same as normal labour. If you are induced but need the syntocinon drip to keep things going or speed things up (as I did) then yes, it is supposed to be more painful. A friend experienced both natural contractions and syntocinon contractions in the same labour and confirmed the drip made things much more painful.

TheWeatherGirl1 Sun 30-Apr-17 22:23:21

Pretty tempted to turn the ol induction down and see what Mother Nature has to offer instead!

Thanks again

Louiselouie0890 Sun 30-Apr-17 22:32:21

Sorry should have said it's the drip that hurts not the pessary. Are you being induced for medical reasons?

TheWeatherGirl1 Mon 01-May-17 01:01:41

Is being over 40 a medical reason?
I think my consultant is worried my placenta will cave in before the baby makes an appearance.
I've got a while yet to think about it. I was fine with the idea until I hit Dr Google and realised that if labour itself wasn't bad enough then there was something that could make it even less appealing

OkPedro Mon 01-May-17 01:28:31

I went to my 40 week appointment and was told my waters were gone. I was admitted to pre natal ward. Babies heart beat started to dip so I was moved to delivery suite. The mid wife gave me the drip and within 10 minutes I was contracting. I managed with gas and air for about an hour. Mid wife increased the drip when I was 5cms. I couldn't cope after that and asked for the epidural. Waited 30 mins for epidural and once I had it felt the urge to push straight away. Ds was born 20 mins late. Although I was in a lot of pain and the end of pushing was so hard I'm happy how my labour went. I had my dd 3 years earlier. I had the epidural at 1cm. She was born 12 hours later after episiotomy and ventouse delivery. I had no urge to push. I had no control and hated how clinical it all felt.. best of luck theweather

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