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Old Nov 21st, 2017, 00:23 AM   1
KalicoKat
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Foley Cathter induction


Hey girls!

I'll be going in for a Foley catheter induction Thursday (still waiting for my hospital to call with a time

This is our first baby and I'm 6 days over due right now.

My doctor wanted to wait until at least 10 days overdue - but with that falling on a Saturday and I'm in quite a bit of pain in my abdomen she decided Thursday (8days overdue) will be best. My cervix is still so high, and closed - my OB could barely reach it

Has anyone had this before? I know how it works, but I'm worried about them inserting it. The sweep I had done the last two weeks hurt pretty bad... but I'm glad they are trying this and not drugs first.

Of course I can't sleep now as well 🙄 It's 12:30am here



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Old Nov 21st, 2017, 03:06 AM   2
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I did with my first. It felt a little uncomfortable but not painful. After it was inserted it was just pressure down there, no pain.



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2017, 13:32 PM   3
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Thank you!

Here's hoping everything goes smoothly! ❤



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Old Nov 22nd, 2017, 16:52 PM   4
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Thank you!

Here's hoping everything goes smoothly! ❤
I hope it all goes well . Get in lots of ball bouncing and stair climbing . I hope It goes smoothly without any problems



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2017, 17:11 PM   5
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It got moved to today 😅 In 15 mins

Thank you!!!



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Old Nov 23rd, 2017, 03:06 AM   6
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It's 3am and I'm starting to freak out a bit

Catheter was placed at 6:30pm, started contracting around 7pm as soon as I got off the bed - drive home hurt.

The catheter placement hurt horribly - much worse than these contractions. But I think that's because my cervix was still completely closed and super high - the doctor that did the procedure was kinda shocked.

But if that hurt, and these contractions are just the start.... I don't know how I'm supposed to deliver a baby 😭.. I feel like the biggest whimp ever.



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It's 3am and I'm starting to freak out a bit

Catheter was placed at 6:30pm, started contracting around 7pm as soon as I got off the bed - drive home hurt.

The catheter placement hurt horribly - much worse than these contractions. But I think that's because my cervix was still completely closed and super high - the doctor that did the procedure was kinda shocked.

But if that hurt, and these contractions are just the start.... I don't know how I'm supposed to deliver a baby *.. I feel like the biggest whimp ever.
Be strong mama . Trust your body , focus on your breathing , if you need to make noise just go with the classic "moo" on your out breath . Aim to breathe in through your nose for 3 secs, out through your mouth for 3 secs. Try circling hips on a ball through contractions or bouncing helps too.



 
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Old Nov 23rd, 2017, 08:33 AM   8
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❤ thank you, I'll try to keep that in mind, I have a habit of holding my breath when in pain

The contractions haven't been as bad since the catheter fell out around 6am - don't know if that's good or not... on my way back to the hospital now



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Old Nov 25th, 2017, 10:01 AM   10
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❤ thank you, I'll try to keep that in mind, I have a habit of holding my breath when in pain

The contractions haven't been as bad since the catheter fell out around 6am - don't know if that's good or not... on my way back to the hospital now

Hey , how are you getting on ? Xxx



 
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