Hi ladies, well i'm 41+3 today and am going to be induced on Monday. I wasnt too nervous about giving birth naturally but being induced freaks me out a bit. Throughout our NCT class they stressed how induction was longer and more painful and now I wish I hadnt been told all of this. Does anyone know anything good about induction that may reassure me at all?! Thanks everyone xx
I am in the same boat im officially 6 days overdue today and i go in to be induced tomorrow morning. I think it depends on the method really from what i have read. Im getting the foley catheter method where they put a catheter in your cervix and fil a baloon with saleen that dilates you to 3 cm. Than i go in monday monday to have my water broken and it all begins. To be honest im dreading the inducing more than the labor myself. I really didnt want to be induced either as i heard the same things what method of inducing is your doctor using.
There are different ways to induce & whilst generally it is said induction can cause a more painful stronger labour there are ladies on here who have had shorter swift successful labours . I was induced with my 1st using gel they insert into the vagina, it took 1 lot & whammo i was getting contractions, Ok yes it dragged BUT i believe having the drip to induce labour is much worse. Ive got a sweep booked & then induction booked 3 days later if it doesnt work . Have you asked about a sweep 1st hun? x
I was induced at 2 wks overdue and everything went perfectly. I had the pessary the night before which dilates u then next morning wend down to delivery and had my waters broken (which i didnt feel at all) then off we went. Jessica was turned so i had contractions only in my back whick was painful but apparently it can be worse when in your back and i then had an epidural which was bliss lol! I felt very reassured being induced as everything could be organised and no panic rush to hospital and it ensured oh had his time off booked and was there with me throughout. Try not to worry, u will be just fine! Kx
An induction may be longer but that doesnt mean you will be in pain for all of that time - the gel can take time to work etc. I have all 3 of my labours induced and i had positive experiences with them all. With my 1st the gel worked straight away and my son was born in 4 hours, my 2nd i didnt need the gel and they just broke my waters then put the drip on to start contractions - 2 hours later he was here and my wee girl whom i had last sunday - my waters had broke on the fri night and on the sunday they put me on the drip and 3 1/2 hours later she was here with only gas and air. i never had an epidural with any of them and i dont think i have a very high pain threshold so not sure about inductions necessarily being more painful. Another bonus of induction is you are already in hospital when contractions start so you dont have to travel in pain. everything like gas and air is all ready to go as soon as you need it. Good luck im sure you will be fine xx
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