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Old Oct 1st, 2017, 22:39 PM   1
EBAUERHAUS
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I'm being induced at 36 + 6


Due to Obstetric Cholestasis (ICP) I'm being induced October 13.

Any induction stories? Anything I need to know? Feel free to tell me the good and the bad.

I'm a first time mom so it's all new to me. 😊



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2017, 10:01 AM   2
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Due to Obstetric Cholestasis (ICP) I'm being induced October 13.

Any induction stories? Anything I need to know? Feel free to tell me the good and the bad.

I'm a first time mom so it's all new to me. 😊
My first I was induced due to reduced blood flow , I was on my due date exactly . When I was examined I was 3cm and completely thinned out with bulging water . So they broke them straight away . I had a baby 4hr42min later . Then my second baby I had chorioamnionitis and was induced at 32+3 , I was 1cm , so they put me on the drip at midnight, I Was put upto full dose after 6 hrs , then checked at 10 am , Was still only 1cm . The Dr's decided because baby was so preemie it would be safer for her if I had a csec. Was initially disappointed , but it went really well. I hope your induction goes well . Just stay open minded and think of holding your baby at the end of it .



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2017, 12:14 PM   3
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Inducing with piton usually makes contractions come faster and harder so they're supposedly more painful than natural labor. But since you have no basis for comparison (I don't either as I've only ever been induced because of water breaking) but hopefully that makes your next baby's delivery a lot easier! I would suggest asking for them to start you on the lowest dose of pitocin to see if that makes your body kickstart labor itself instead of fully forcing it into it with high doses. Good luck and keep us posted!



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2017, 20:59 PM   4
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Thanks, all!
I'm definitely don't have a particular mindset since I don't really know that an induction is better over a C-section, since either way he's coming early and unnaturally... so I'm not sure I'll be bothered if it turns out a c-section is needed.

I am going to question the doc about laboring down with induction, as I would really like to do that instead of pushing immediately at 10 - unless my body is saying to push...

I don't know if I'm dilated or effaced at all as of yet. I hardly even know what effaced means, lol. But I'll be checked at my appointment on the 9th.



 
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Old Oct 4th, 2017, 15:06 PM   5
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I was induced with my first at 39+5 and had a great experience. I did end up with an epidural because the pain was too much combined with lack of being able to move due to monitors. But outside of that I felt it went well.

I was able to labor down for an hour and then pushed maybe 15-20 mins and it worked out really well. In the end I didn't even push him out, my body did all the work for me.

Since I was not a good candidate for induction (not dilated, no signs of impending labor, ect). I had a folley bulb inserted the night before which then caused me to dilate to a 4 before pitocin was started the next morning. It was uncomfortable but I was able to sleep through it and I really think it contributed to the success of the induction.



 
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