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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 15:16 PM   1
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Experienced ladies: Induction ending in c-section...


If this has happened to you, please tell me about it. It looks like the road I am on and I am the type that needs to know everything that could happen, don't leave out the scary stuff...



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 15:45 PM   2
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Why do you think it will end in c section?

I had a very positive induction 12 days overdue when my LO was very very comfy inside with no signs at all she'd be arriving of her own accord.

I had a fairly easy normal delivery after prostin gel, waters broke & the drip.



 
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I was induced at term +9 with ds2. I was hoping for vbac as I had an emergency c section under general anaesthetic with ds1.
They started me with a pessary at about 6am the first morning and said they'd give it 6 hrs and then check on progress and I was free to wander around the hospital. When they checked me there was no progress so I had a second pessary at about 3.30pm and again I could wander about etc. They left me overnight to see if anything would happen. By the following morning I was contracting but nothing much to talk about but enough to break my waters.
After that I still wasn't really progressing so they put me on a syntocinon drip and a monitor for baby. I was on that for quite a few hours and it became apparent that ds2 was having heart decelerations with contractions but I really wasn't progressing in my labour. They tried reducing the drip but that just slowed down the contractions and when they started it again ds2 was still having decelerations.
They told me that as I wasn't progressing the best option for ds2 was a c section again. It was all quite calm (unlike my first c section). They came in and discussed it all with me and then wheeled me through to give me my spinal (as I hadn't had any pain relief up to then) and then they did the c section.
It was all very straightforward, or at least felt it after my first disastrous birth.



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 16:12 PM   4
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Why do you think it will end in c section?

I had a very positive induction 12 days overdue when my LO was very very comfy inside with no signs at all she'd be arriving of her own accord.

I had a fairly easy normal delivery after prostin gel, waters broke & the drip.
Well I feel that way because my doctors seem to feel that way. My due date was today. Sudden high blood pressure problems the last week or so. Cervix completely closed and super high, zero effaced. Baby not in correct position even though he's head down - he's up so high in there she said it looks like maybe he can't fit into my pelvis but there's no way to be sure.

So an induction has been scheduled for a week from now. I go in the night of Tues 4/8 to sleep with a balloon thingie in the cervix and see if that will help, medication induction to begin the morning of Wed 4/9. She warned me that there is a high likelihood that it will not work on him because he is just sooooooo high up and the fact that it appears he may not fit, but that we will try since some babies do manage a crazy corkscrew move and just bust out of there, but there is a very good possibility of it all ending in c-section.

Thank you for sharing your experience, I'm glad it went so well for you.



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 16:24 PM   5
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Hello! I've just answered your post in the third tri forum, but I hope it all works out for you x



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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 16:34 PM   6
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My lil guy was really high up not engaged and to the side and I wasn't even dilated I was 12days over due and I still went vaginally. I'm only 5'1 and he was 8'1. I wouldn't count yourself out yet.

You might not need a c section.



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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 16:36 PM   7
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Why do you think it will end in c section?

I had a very positive induction 12 days overdue when my LO was very very comfy inside with no signs at all she'd be arriving of her own accord.

I had a fairly easy normal delivery after prostin gel, waters broke & the drip.
Well I feel that way because my doctors seem to feel that way. My due date was today. Sudden high blood pressure problems the last week or so. Cervix completely closed and super high, zero effaced. Baby not in correct position even though he's head down - he's up so high in there she said it looks like maybe he can't fit into my pelvis but there's no way to be sure.

So an induction has been scheduled for a week from now. I go in the night of Tues 4/8 to sleep with a balloon thingie in the cervix and see if that will help, medication induction to begin the morning of Wed 4/9. She warned me that there is a high likelihood that it will not work on him because he is just sooooooo high up and the fact that it appears he may not fit, but that we will try since some babies do manage a crazy corkscrew move and just bust out of there, but there is a very good possibility of it all ending in c-section.

Thank you for sharing your experience, I'm glad it went so well for you.
Please don't worry about baby not being engaged, my LO was very high too and was never engaged until active labour on the drip. I was worried she wouldn't fit but my midwives were never concerned, it's very unlikely your body grows a baby it cannot birth.

I'd would try some relaxation techniques, some deep breathing and some positive thoughts. Tell your mind that you can, and you will be able to deliver your baby.

And 1 week is a long time for baby to decide to come by himself, even without signs that it could be imminent.

Best of luck



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 16:37 PM   8
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I was induced with ds1 due to pre-eclampsia. Went in on Thursday night for Cervadil, it dilated me but nothing progressed really. Friday my waters were broken by the obgyn, I was started on the Pitocin drip and contractions started pretty strong but bearable and I was walking around all day letting things progress. I got an epidural at around 7 pm when I was around 6 cm and went to 10 cm very quickly. It was great, maybe a little too great because I couldn't feel when I was having a contraction. I think I started pushing around 9pm. For 2 or 3 hours I pushed during every contraction with very little progress. So they brought out the barbaric forceps and the obgyn tried 3 or 4 times. Literally his foot was on the bed and he was pulling so hard, it felt like my insides were going to be ripped out. But my big-headed son was stuck tight in my pelvis. He was born by emcs at just past midnight weighing 9lbs 1 oz. Poor little guy was born with a huge bruise on his forehead in the shape of the forceps. I stayed in the hospital until the Tuesday.

In my case, the induction was a success because I got fully dilated, but he just wouldn't come out, partly because of his huge head, but also because I had an undiagnosed ovarian cyst the size of a grapefruit which probably made the birth canal smaller.



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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 16:45 PM   9
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It sounds a bit like your OB may be one of the US doctors that are a bit too quick to jump to a section. Nothing you have said would indicate an induction can't work so try and be positive.



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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 17:02 PM   10
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I was induced at 41+6. The day of induction I was 3-4cm dilated and 100% effaced. LO was either -2 or +2 station (which ever one is almost fully engaged - if i got that right anyway).

I was started on the pitocin. They said I was having mild contractions (I honestly didn't even feel them - so not really sure). Within maybe 10 minutes of being started on the drip, LO's heart rate started dropping.

They gave me oxygen, put in an internal monitor (so they could monitor her better) and put me on my left side. Her heart rate kept dropping with the very mild contractions which meant that she wouldn't have been able to handle the strong contractions to even get me fully dilated or for pushing.

They gave me an injection to try and stop the contractions, but they were wouldn't stop. From there I went on to have a csection. All overdue babies don't always need induction - sometimes they just need a little more time.

Being induced doesn't always mean a csection and not being induced doesn't always mean that you won't have a cesction. SIL#1 was induced with #1 due to high blood pressure and she didn't need a csection. She was also induced w/ #2, but from my understanding it wasn't out of medical necessity (more of the fact that it was her due date).

SIL#2's water broke a little after 38 weeks & was induced due to lack of contractions & went on to deliver vaginally.

I don't think the reasons your doctor listed will necessarily mean you'll need a csection. I've read so many stories where women have had the same as you & they've delivered vaginally. When labor happens, things can change very quickly & baby may not work his way down until you start having contractions.



 
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