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Old Jul 17th, 2011, 16:25 PM   1
sweetpea01
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need good stories about induction


I am having an induction at 38 weeks but not because I want one but because I have to have one because of Preeclampsia. I desperately wanted to go all natural and am horribly dissappointed but trying to get through those emotions for the safety and wellbeing of me and baby. In order to keep the contractions from stalling, I want to go epidural free if at all possible and try it as natural as I can even though I have to be induced. Has anyone any good stories from being induced when they didn't or even did want to be induced? TIA..I need all the encouragement I can get so that I can go in with a more positive attitude and not be so scared of it.



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2011, 20:19 PM   2
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I had an induction with my first and it was fine, she was overdue so they decided to induce.

The only thing that surprised me really was that when they give you the drugs to start the contractions they come bloody strong and fast whereas with natural labour they sort of slowly build up.

All in all my first labour (induction) was less painfull then my second (natural) and it was all over in just 2 and a half hours! That's a pretty good time for a first baby that did not want to come out.

I am sure you will be absolutely fine!



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2011, 21:36 PM   3
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This is my birth story from when i had my daughter. Sorry its so long but its very positive.

Ava Rose Mantta
Born September 22 2010, 3:06 Am
7lb 12oz 18.5 inches long at 39 weeks

At 38 weeks i had my regular doctors appointment. I had, had high blood pressure for the last two appointment but no problems in my blood or urine. At 38 weeks my blood pressure was the highest it had ever been and thats when my doctor decided it was time to have me induced. Since it wasnt a real emergency i was schedual in for september 21rst(38+6 weeks). At this point i got very excited and very nervous. I did some research on being induced and read more negative stories then positive.

So september 21rst came. We had to wait for a phone call from the hospital telling me they were ready and had a room for me. That phone call came at 1pm saying i could come in for 2 pm. I was so incredibly excited. We were going to meet our baby girl soon. At 2pm we arrive in labour and delivery. i was told to get into the hospital gown and that someone would be back to check my cervix to see how far progressed i was and to be put on the moniter to check out how the baby was doing. So 15 minutes later a nurse comes and checks and I am 1 cm dilated and 75% effaced. The moniter shows baby is happy and i am having no contration. i am given an IV and She then tells me that she is going to talk to the doctor about how to induce me and she should be abck in half an hour to 45 minutes. And so we wait.

Around 3:30 the nurse comes back with an induction plan. I am told they will start with a gel that is inserted by the cervix to soften the cervix to make it more favorable for labour. She then tells me only 15% of women go into labour with the first gel and that most women need a second gel six hours later. She tells me once i am contracting regularly and have dilated to 2cm the doctor will come break my waters and get things moving. I will also be given a pitocin drip(fake hormons to speed up and intensify contractions) and a penicilin drip as i am group B positive. So far everything sounds good and I am ready to get this show on the road. So is My husband who is sitting beside the bed very nervous and anxious.

4 pm rolls around and I am given the first gel. It feels very warm inside. Strange sensation. about 4:30 i start feeling tightening from the bottom of my bump working their way to the top. Then they start to hurt. So i ring for the nurse and she check the moniter and sure enough i am contracting about ever 3-4 minutes. She says they will give it another hour then come check me again. So between 4:30 and 5:30 hubby and i talk and he rubs my back. I drink lots and lots of water. Not sure why but i am so so thirsty. The contrations do hurt but are manigable at this point. So far all the bad stories i read dont seem to be happening to me.

Finally 5:30 comes. The nurse comes back and checks me. I am 2.5cm dilated and 100% effeced. She then gets the doctor who preps me to break my water. She shows the my hook they use to break it(it looks like a big crochetting hook). So i am all set up and she start. At first i just felt a ton of pressure. Then all of a sudden i hear a pop and a wooosh. My waters have been broken. I never could have imagined how much fluid there was in there. It just gushes and gushes. The pitocin drip and the penicilin is now started. I am given a large pad and a pair of huge undies and now i am told i am allowed to walk or rock or stand ect. So i decide to try walking. By this time its about 6pm.

So i walk for about 30 minutes and realize I just cant do it. My knees are buckling with ever contraction, I am in more pain then i ever have been in my whole life, and my waters are still gushing with every contration. So hubby and i head back to my room. I callthe nurse in and ask her when i can have my epidural. I am a big baby when it comes to pain and had always planned on having an epidural wheather i was induced or not. She tells me i have to get to 4cm at least. So now i decide to get into the sitz bath. It looks like a giant toilet bowl with water flowing from either side directly onto my belly. I am also given the shower head for the front of my belly. This helps a ton. I feel great sitting in here. 7:30 comes and the nurse wants to recheck me. So i get out and sure enough i am 4.5 cm dilated!! She asks me if i still want the epidural. I dont even have to answer. I think the look on my face must have answered for me. So off she goes to get the anestisiologist.

8pm the anestisiologist shows up. I am sitting on the bed as far back as i can with my legs over the side. i am hugging a pillow and hubby is watching everything the doctor does. He was so interested in everything going on. So the doctor numbs me up a bit. It stings a little but not to bad. I am more afraid of the big needle. Not sure why now. I didnt even feel it. He finishes up and i lay back down. Within half an hour i feel nothing but tiny pits of pressure. Sweet relief. Hubby and i both fall asleep until about 1am.

At 1am i am woken up by a feeling of pressure on my butt i havent felt before. So i wake hubby up and ring the nurse. She tells me its too soon to be feeling pressure as its my first but she will check anyways. Sure enough i am 8cm dilated. Getting excited now. only a few hours to go. At 2pm I tell the nurse i have to push. So she check me again and i am 9.5 cm dilated. She tells me to wait about 30 minutes. then i can push. So i wait the most agonizing 30 minutes of my life. All i wanted to do was push. She comes back and tells me i am 10 cm and baby is starting to crown. This is all going so fast. I start to panic a little now. This is really going to happen. I am having a baby. No going back now.

2:45am the doctor finally arrives and i am told i can push to my heart desire now. I feel the ring of fire as they turned down the epi a bit so i could feel when to push better. 2:55am the doctor tells me this baby is coming but i didnt have time to stretch so she needs to give me an episiotomy or i will tear right through. So she gets the sissor type things at 3;00am and as i am pushing i hear the snip, i dont feel it though thank god! A minute later hr head is out. They suction her mouth and clear out her nose. Now i dont feel contrations at all. I am then told to give a little push and with that little push my beautiful baby girl was born at 3:06am Wednesday september 22, 2010. She was placed directly on my chest for cuddles. a few minutes later i am told another small push. So i do it and out came my placenta. I now feel happy relaxed and so much relief. I am then stiched up while i hold my baby girl. i had a 3rd degree episiotomy.

30 minutes later they ask me if they can take her to clean her up and weight her ect. I have a hard time letting her go but i know it needs to be done. She was given a 9/10 on the appgar scale. She weighted in at 7lb 12oz and is 18.5 inches long. She is 100% healthy. We are then left alone as a family for the night unless we need something of course. I gush a bit of blood for most of the night which i am told is normal many times. Ava sleeps quite well. I keep her in my arms or my husbands arms for most of the night. We try breast feeding but realized its just not for us and go to bottles. i am kept in the hospital for 1.5 days as i was group B strep positive and they like to watch the baby just to make sure the penicilin cleared everything up and that it didnt affect her at all.We go home september 23rd at 8am.

I am now home with my amazing daughter and wonderful husband. Things are great and i could not be more happy. I am relieved that none of the bad stories i read happened to me and feel the need to share my story with other because i did not read very many good storys. I think when things go well people forget to mention it and you hear more about the bad. I want women to know not all inductions go bad.



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2011, 06:03 AM   4
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i was induced overdue with ds2 there were no signs he was ready to come but they gave me one lot of gel and left me to it for a couple of hours and labor started he was born in under 8 hours and i used TENS and water alternatly for my pain and gas and air right at the end



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2011, 08:27 AM   5
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You ladies make me feel so much better. I really needed to hear these stories and be encouraged. I am trying to stay away from those nasty negative stories but they still hit in the back of my mind. I know one of the best things to do throughout labor is to stay calm and as relaxed as possible. I am also trying to get past the thoughts of him being forced out before he is ready....but I also know that in our situation this will be the safest route for preeclampsia can spiral out of control so quickly and I don't know what I would do if I missed the induction because everything "seemed" okay but in reality wasn't and I know I must go through with it and just praying for a good experience. I do really appreciate the time you guys have spent telling me your story and it helps me replace those nasty stories with good ones in my head and helps me stay somewhat sane as I wait to be induced on the 3rd of August. It is right around the corner but at the same time so far away. I hope my labour goes as quickly as you guys did! That is great and a girl can hope anyways.



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2011, 09:11 AM   6
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I was induced, and to be honest I actually was So happy with it! I was already 3cm dilated, and it made me worry less that I actually knew when I would be in the hospital. I have nothing but good things to say about my delivery and it really will be fine! My birth story is in my posts if you want to read it! good luck!!



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2011, 09:12 AM   7
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And I was only in labour for 6 hours pushed for 2!



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2011, 11:36 AM   8
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I had a really good induction was being monitored because of pre e and they called me in one night as it was getting worse I had the pessery and started contracting after a few hours I had an epidural as every time I had a contraction bp shot through the roof I was in labour 11 hours and 1 hour pushing I loved it!



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2011, 12:06 PM   9
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I was induced just before my due date as they said baby was measuring small, they gave me one lot of the gel and said they would prbabally have to give me more the next day as I was no where near ready.

Within a couple of hours I started getting contractions which where told were probablly false. Just over 3 and a half hours later I gave birth to DD1. During Labour I had pethadine and gas and air, even though I wish I hadnt had the pethadine as I know I could have gone without. I only had it as they said it was going to get worse, it didnt.

Since having DD1 I have had 2 more LOs both naturally with only gas and air and I wouldnt say that any hurt more than the other



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2011, 14:59 PM   10
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I had a really good induction was being monitored because of pre e and they called me in one night as it was getting worse I had the pessery and started contracting after a few hours I had an epidural as every time I had a contraction bp shot through the roof I was in labour 11 hours and 1 hour pushing I loved it!
This is a first I must admit because I have never heard of anyone loving it! yayay! Makes me happy to hear it. Thanks so much.



 
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