(Closed) Are inductions as bad as people say!?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think in Canada they let you go 10 days passed due date before inducing and even then, I beleive they try a gel induction before pit. Or at least I think you get the option to pick. SIL had a gel with her first because she was super late, her labor was quick and she did it drug free. She said it hurt, but any L&D would. She seemed fine (I saw her about 20 mins after the baby was born). With #2 no induction was needed, baby came on time and she had another quick labor and fairly easy drug free delivery.

It didn’t seem to make a difference in her 2 situations. Good luck!! Hope baby comes before the induction.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was induced and it really wasn’t bad… it was my first pregnancy so I can’t compare it to natural labor. I was in real active labor for maybe 7 hours, start to delivery? The contractions were bad, but contractions are supposed to be bad so I’m not sure if they were worse than natural delivery. All and all not to disappointed with my experiene.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s impossible to predict how your body will respond to induction (and by induction most docs mean breaking your water and pitocin/oxytocin).  Some inductions go well and fast, and some not as much.  Also keep in mind that pitocin will require you to be continuously monitored, which limits mobility, walking, baths/showers, etc.

Given that you’ll be less than 41 weeks pregnant, I would advise you to ask about delaying the induction unless it’s *medically recommended* simply because good evidence shows that induction without medical reason before 41 weeks increases your risk of cesearean section and other interventions.

Best of luck and keep us posted! 🙂

 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My water broke at midnight on my due date but I was not in labor (PROM) so my OB wanted to start me on Pitocin right away. I held off for 16 hours because I wanted to try for a drug free birth. I was started on Pitocin at 5:30pm and my son was born at 12:13am. I was able to have a med free birth because they did not up the Pitocin very high (only 2cc’s total) and my body kicked into labor on its own. I’ve heard both good and bad things about inductions but my experience was positive overall. Good luck!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@ms.melli:  Read up on pitocin, especially if you want a natural birth. I don’t want to start a huge debate, but as an RN myself, that is the biggest intervention I would refuse in childbirth…You’ll have to decide what you’re comfortable with.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@msmelli:  Congratulations!  I was just going to chime in to say please avoid an induction if possible!  Enjoy your new LO!

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@msmelli:  Congratulations, can’t wait to hear your birth story and see pics (if you feel comfortable sharing)!!!!!

Post # 27
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@msmelli:  Congrats, mama! <3

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Congratulations!!

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Congrats!!!

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Congrats!!!

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My SIL just had an induction last Friday for her new baby. She went in for her appointment, they injected her, she went to sleep for a couple of hours, and then she was woken up by a doctor telling her it was time to push. The baby was out in about 5 minutes. Presto!

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