(Closed) Induced tomorrow… what to expect?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
7811 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was induced with each of my daughters. I had epidurals with both of them. My labors were 9hrs and 6.5hrs respectively. No complications to speak of! Good luck!

Post # 17
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I went in at 41+1 weeks and got induced. LO was big (for me) and they were worried about me going any longer. I was 3 cm dialated and 80% effaced when I went to the birth center and I had Miso first. After 1 dose of Miso, I was already starting to go into labor on my own and I was 5cm dialated and 100% effaced. They decided to just break my water instead of using anymore meds since I was already starting to go into labor on my own from the Miso. From there my contrations went into overdrive. The contrations were so long and strong that I wasn’t able to catch my breath. I got an epidural which was the best thing ever!! My contractions never ended up regulating and Dear Daughter was obstructing my bladder to the point that I needed to get her out immediately. So, I ended up with a c-section.

I hope that like me, you end up going into labor on your own with little intervention. However, I hope your body handles labor a lot better than mine did and that you can avoid a c-section. Although I must say that recovering from the c-section was way easier than I thought it was going to be. When I got home, 3 days after having Dear Daughter, I could already walk up and down the stairs with out any issue. 

Edit: Just want to add that it was 23 hours from start to finish for me.

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Post # 18
560 posts
Busy bee

I posted my induction story a few weeks ago in the babies section! my labor went super fast and they didn’t believe me so my epidural was kinda useless!

Post # 19
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was induced 6 months ago to the day! Bub was way too comfortable in there & I wasn’t dilated nor was my cervix ripe. Gel was placed at 8am, nothing happened so second dose given at 2pm. 3.35pm contractions started but he wasn’t born til 4.35am the next day. I didn’t get the chance for the epidural as I kept having bursts of dilation & they kept thinking he was coming soon then it’d stop completely. In the end I was the only one of 6 inductions that day (I was 1st to start) to give birth the next day, they all bet me lol. None of us had a c-sec either.

Speak about options you want eg. epidural/morphine and try to listen to what they say. I avoided a c-sec by listening to them & not pushing for 2 hours. Try and go with the flow as ultimately you will have a beautiful bub in the end.

good luck with it all 🙂

Post # 20
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

For what it’s worth, I did a @danelady caster oil smoothly when I was 41+1 and it totally started my labor without giving me any of the poopy side effects. My ob recommended I try caster oil at that time to avoid induction and @danelady was in my April moms baby group and had her baby about a week before I did!

Post # 21
1440 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Katie-Didnt:  I was induced at 38+3 for medical reasons. Make sure you eat a big meal before you go in for the induction. They started off my induction with the gel, inserted it at approximately 9am and it takes several hours, around 4pm they did a cervix check and started the pitocin. Unfortunately my body could not tolerate labour, my placenta conked out (hence why they were inducing me early) and stopped supplying oxygen to my LO. So I ended up with an emergency c section. 

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