Anyone been induced? I’m so anxious!!!

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
3115 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

BeeinBlush :  I work for a fertility clinic. This is not something I have ever discussed or heard from my doctor. I’m not a clinician and of course am not making a recommendation, but it’s just not something on my radar. 

My c section recovery wasn’t bad at all. I would maybe talk to your doctor about that option. 

Post # 19
9588 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

BeeinBlush :  can you call your RE and ask him/her if this is normal?  I know my RE said he likes to follow all of “his” babies through to birth to know how it went etc… Plus he should be in the know regarding any risks associated with IVF

Post # 20
452 posts
Helper bee

I was induced due to preeclampsia with my second child. They put a pill in my vagina first and then did the pitocin. The pain was manageable. No epidural. No c section. 6 hours of labor and my baby was in my arms. No horror story with me.

Post # 21
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I was induced at 40.6 🙂 I’m somewhat of a horror story so I dont want to stress you out and scare you into thinking that’s what it will be like for you.  My daughter was born about a day and a half after I got there. We used cervadil and pitocin with epidural.

I think if there is another time that we do this I will be begging for a scheduled c section because it was just so bad for me. Also whomever is your support person, make sure they will advocate for you very firmly if the staff decide not to listen to you for some reason.

Post # 22
845 posts
Busy bee

I was induced at 42 wks with only cytotec and had a perfect vaginal birth. Labor lasted 15 hours. By the time I was in labor the drug had worn off so the pain was all natural…totally tolerable. Cytotec isn’t too common in hospitals, but if they do offer it I’d definitely recommend asking for it! I was so depressed that I had to be induced, but after my exprience I’d definitely go that route again if any future pregnancy is late, too. 

Post # 23
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My water broke at 36+6, and when I hadn’t had any contractions after 6.5 hours, they started me on pitocin. My doc said she’d go home for a nap and be back well before I was ready to deliver…well, my son had other ideas! I went from the first dose of pitocin to delivery in 4.5 hours. If I had it to do over, the only thing I’d change is asking for the epidural sooner. No horror story here! I hope you have a safe and speedy delivery.

Post # 24
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

BeeinBlush :  I was! I was 38.5 weeks and my bllod pressure started to jump alarmingly high so I was induced. 22 hrs later I had a vaginal birth and while not fun not nearly as scary as everyone made it out to be.

Honestly the scariest part was the cause of the indication – I felt fine but it went so high we were close to worrying about a stroke so I wasn’t prepared. I’d had a somewhat higher reading and my OB asked me to come in the next day for a check up and I was then told we were having the baby tonight – thank goodness my husband was with me!

I got started and was contracting but not dilating enough so I got the ballon catheter – not going to lie to you that was not fun but it worked caused my water to break and things progessed well after. I got an epiduarl about 8 hrs after induction which was amazing. I felt no pain but I still felt the pressure which helped with pushing. 

I think if you’re prepared you’ll be just fine! Try and rest up as much as you can, I was exhausted as had had a long day prior to my checkup which turned into an induction so I was very tired.

My doctor never once led me to believe a c-section was probable because of being induced and I’m on quite a few mom groups and know of many women who were induced and had vaginal births. If that’s your birth plan I think as with any plan you need to have a c-section on the table IF you need it but I wouldn’t worry that it’s a conclusion that you’ll need one.

Post # 30
452 posts
Helper bee

Good luck!!! I’m terrified of needles so the epidural was out for me for both my pregnancies!! Needles are so much scarier than the pain for me personally. 🙂

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