I don't think so as they usually monitor you when your induced and in established labour. I was induced with my 1st and was allowed baths but as soon as I was taken to labour ward at 6cms I was strapped to the monitor unfortunately
my hospital said 'no way' - i wanted a water birth and i got induced due to dom pooping in his waters, as soon as that drip went in i was bed bound for the day bab i was gutted. here's hoping you arrive soon babe
It depends on how your induction goes. If you are only induced due to post dates and it just takes the prostin tablet/gel to get you into labour it will be treated as a normal labour. Its only if you need the drip that the way your labour is managed will change meaning constant monitoring. xx
It is possible, I had the tablet and was told it wasn't likely I would be allowed a water birth however everything was straight forward and if my daughter hadn't decided to make a rather quick entrance into the world I'd have been in the pool!
If you have the drip then no, as you have to be continually monitored. If you get away with the gel/ARM then you should be ok. But fx baby comes on it's own before 41wks (that's the cut off here for HB)
I wasn't allowed moving or off continous monitoring on mine. Prostin pessaries can cause uterine hyper stimulation and fetal distress so I was on the continuous monitors for 20mins on, 20mins off. Same when waters were ruptured. Once the drip started I was strapped to the bed for the rest of labour.
In other words, avoid an induction if you can!
You have lots of time yet, you've not even reached your due date hun. Go long walks and do gentle stretches and exercise to get baby into a good position and spend your time resting and eating well to build up your energy. And doing lots of relaxation and positive thinking and visualisation about labour too! xx
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