Pregnancy Induction Momma's of the bee!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: If you had an Induction...
    A) all went well & it worked! (hurray!) Vaginal birth : (9 votes)
    50 %
    B) all did not go so well & it ended in a cesarean : (9 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
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    419 posts
    Helper bee

    A friend of mine was induced. The baby was lying right on her siatic nerve for weeks. But she was induced and delivered vaginally. She went in at like 5 am because they knew it might take awhile. I wonder how much ‘hospital hurry’ is the reason for the C sections. No way to know. Good luck. Either way you get your baby out!

    Post # 4
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    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @MrsHoneyC:  My sister was induced. Well, she went into labor naturally but her cervix didn’t dialate much so they gave her pitocin.  That didn’t help so she had a c-section.  May I ask why you’re inducing 3 weeks early?  I’m just wondering because I didn’t know that people did that.  Is it a medical reason or just for convenience/timing? 

    Post # 6
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    3677 posts
    Sugar bee

    From what I understand from a friend’s experience with pre-eclampsia: inductions often fail when the body isn’t ready to deliver yet (i.e. when scheduled for convenience, impatience, etc.), but when pre-eclampsia is a factor, they are often more successful because the body kind of needs to give birth in order to re-establish its equilibrium.

    Post # 7
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Oh, no! Sorry you’re having a rough time with your pregnancy!

    One of my friends needed a “Pitocin jump” with all of her kids! She stalls out at 2cm, gets some Pitocin in her, and BOOM! Two hours later there’s a kid!

    She’s never had a c-section, but she also goes natural aside  from the Pitocin, so no epidural! And from what I hear, the epidural is what gets you!

    Post # 8
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    577 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I was induced with Pitocin and had a c-section, but I didn’t vote because I would have needed a c-section regardless. I wanted to go all natural, but had to be induced at 41 weeks with high blood pressure. I labored for 39 hours (24 without an epidural) and only dilated to 5 or 6 cm. My water broke 9 hours in, and at the end I spiked a fever and the baby was in distress so it was c-section time. My midwife assisted in the c-section and said that there was no way I would ever be able to give birth naturally because my pelvis is way too small for any head to fit. So it’ll be all c-sections for me :-/

    I don’t blame the Pitocin for any of it except that it made my contractions absolute hell, even when I was barely dilated.

    Post # 9
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    7258 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @MrsHoneyC:  I was induced at 39+2 because they suspected that my water had been leaking slowly over a couple of days and my blood pressure became pretty high. They had difficulty finding the right balance of pitocin for me, but it eventually worked out. I also had an epidural that stalled my labor for a bit. in the end, I pushed for 2 hours and had my baby vaginally. Riley was born with the cord wrapped around her neck once, and she was covered in meconium. I didn’t know, but my DH said her heart rate was dropping while I was pushing.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Cory_loves_this_girl:  I have a question. Sorry to thread jack OP. But when people say they pushed for two hours.  Is it literally pushing every contraction for 2 hours ? 

    Post # 11
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    7258 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @BellaDee:  Maybe not every contraction, but actively pushing. At the beginning of my pushing, they kind of told me when I was having contractions and to push, but then I started being able to feel this need to push and I was leading the pushing. It’s a good thing I felt the need to push because the machine that tracks contractions was delayed for some reason.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was induced a week and a half after my due date. I was sure it was going to turn into a C-section, but it didn’t. I was in labor for about 28 hours before I had finally dilated enough to get an epidural. Once I had the epidural, my body did what it need to do quickly so a C-section was not needed! 

    @BellaDee:  I pushed for an hour and a half and I pushed every contraction. The urge to push was so strong that I needed to push- and that was with an epidural.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My induction worked really well, but I ended up with a c-section because of the baby’s position. The only thing I would say is to try less intense methods first, like a membrane sweep, breaking your waters, and a pessary. I just had the pessary and it worked within 4 hours of insertion. Labour was a lot less intense because there wasn’t any pitocin involved. I also did a LOT of walking prior to labour to get the babies in a good position (which didn’t actually work) and ripen up my cervix (which worked really well). 

    Post # 15
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    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @MrsHoneyC:  My sister was induced at 40 weeks this past March. She checked into the hopsital at Midnight on March 27th. They gave her 2-3 doses of cervidil to soften the cervix and start the labor process and it didnt work. They decided to start her on pitocin but were only able to get her to 4 cm (some of that was by manually stretching). She ended up having to have the baby by c section at about 7 pm March 27th because the baby was going into distress.

    I know there are a lot of factors that go into this and everyone is different but she wanted to induce at 40 weeks. Ultimately I have decided to wait until 41 if that is a possibility. Of course if the doctor wants me to induce early I will do it.

    Post # 16
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I was induced three weeks ago at 37 weeks due to my water breaking. I ended up having a successful vaginal birth, but I owe it all to my midwives’ advocacy for me. I didn’t deliver until 64 hours after my water broke because both baby and I were doing great with no signs of infection. The induction took a long time and I think other doctors would not have let me go that long with my water broken. I think it has a lot to do with the doctors and nurses. I hope everything works out well for you!

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