Being induced in 3 days!! Any stories to share??

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

RunnerBride13 :  I am the type where if I don’t eat I get super nauseous. Especially while pregnant and being diagnosed with gestational diabetes. You have to eat every 2 hours so that is what my body was used to. They let me eat ice chips for a while and then they wouldn’t even give me those! My stomach was completely empty and I felt so sick mixed with the meds. Hopefully they let you eat!!

Also, I wanted to say good luck on your induction. I am so happy you got your babe. I kind of remember you from other threads. You were TTC for quite a while right?

Post # 18
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I was induced at 37+1 due to cholestasis.  The whole induction took 30ish hours,   but I actively pushed for only 24 mins.  My body was definitely not ready,  which is why it took so long.  I was able to eat when I wanted…i think every doctor is different when it comes to that. 

Post # 19
4998 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

KeeKalena :  Oh I’m actually the following Monday 3/6, but pretty close!! I hope your induction goes smoothly!

stringofpearls :  Awww thank you! Yes, we were TTC for quite a while but IVF #3 was successful! So excited to meet our little guy soon ☺


Post # 21
9152 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i was induced at 36w6d bc DS was having heart decels during contractions i didn’t know i was having.

i had wanted a natural birth but they gave me an epidural and pitocin.  i didn’t know until after that i could have declined the epidural. 

anyway, it allowed me to sleep that night, which i didn’t the night before being hooked up to all the monitors.

i felt my contractions, I have nothing to compare it to since this was my first, and was able to push through them.  active labor was 2 hours.   DS was 5lb 3oz.

my son was then taken to nicu right away.  i knew i could stand up right away as i wanted to see him.  the nurse didn’t believe me.  i even balanced on one leg for her. i quickly peed and they got to wheelchair for me to go see him.

Post # 22
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - EDD 06/12/2016

KeeKalena :  i was 2cm and 50% effaced as well, they inserted the cervidal at 11pm and within 15min i was cramping. I ended up not sleeping at all because i was in so much pain! My water broke on its own at 445am and i started pushing at 1040am and he was born 50min later. I did not need pitocin or anything and they took the cervidal out around 2am because i was progressing on my own very well. Good luck!!

Post # 23
9384 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would just be prepared for a long, slow process if your body isn’t really ready.

I started my induction at 6 am and didn’t have her until 2 pm the next day. Most of that was not painful active labor though, just boring boring boring…

I had 2 rounds of cytotec, a membrane sweep and pitocin.

Post # 24
1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was induced and it was a dream. They gave me pitocin at 9AM and she was born at 6:20PM after an hour and a half of pushing.

I was fully dialated at 5:00PM. When they started the pitocin I was only 1cm dialated. It all went by so fast. I got the epi because the pitocin contractions were rough. 

Post # 25
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I was induced with my first baby who was overdue.  I was already 3cm, 50% effaced i think.  They started the induction by breaking my water around 8am.  I started having minor contractions that I couldn’t really feel, but showed up on the monitor.  They wanted them stronger, so started pitocin on the lowest level they could, which was enough to make the contractions strong.  I got an epidural around 11am, and delivered just after noon.  I would have gone without the epi if I knew how soon it would be over!  (I did end up delivering my 2nd baby with no epi, and no induction necessary)

Post # 27
4675 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Good luck tomorrow!  

I was induced after my water broke and I wasn’t having contractions.  It was a long process, so bring something to keep you entertained.  After the first drug they gave me to thin my cerix (?), I had to wait 4 hours before they started the pitocin.  Then I waited in labor for another 24 hours before I started pushing.  I gave in about 12 hours in an opted for the epidural.  Laying there for so long was the worst though.  I hope you go quickly! 

Post # 28
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I had a long, slow induction – but I am in the UK and by the sound of it they do things a bit differently here. Once things were really rocking I got an epidural, had a sleep, then pushed baby girl out in under an hour and the previous 57 hours melted away! 

Good luck, you’ll be absolutely fine! x

Post # 29
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Good luck today!

Post # 30
384 posts
Helper bee

Good luck today Bee!!! Fingers crossed for a smooth and easy labour and delivery. 

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