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Old Jan 12th, 2018, 16:13 PM   1
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Induction at 37 weeks...


So, I just found out that I do have cholestasis and I am being induced Thursday @ 8pm. My doctor didn't even call me, she just put it in an email. My anxiety went through the roof as soon as I read it and had a really intense contraction right after. Hubby came home and I went and took a looonnnggg bath and tried (still trying) to calm down. So little man will be here in just a week. Happy, scared and unsure don't even begin to cover what I am feeling right now.

Have any of you ladies been induced or had your babies at 37 weeks? I know its term at 37 weeks but did they have any issues with breathing or latching.



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2018, 16:41 PM   2
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Hi cews, sorry to hear about the cholestasis, I hope your okay and feeling a little calmer.
I was induced with my daughter, it wasn't at 37 weeks, it was at 39+5 but just wanted to say although it took a while, started the peccaries on Tuesday and was taken to the labour ward on Thursday to have my waters broken, it went really quickly after that. I was put on a drip and went from 3cm to my little one being born just over 3 hours later! I don't know what your plans are regarding pain relief but I'd definitely recommend an epidural if you get the drip. I was okay at first but towards the end, there was literally 5-10 seconds between contractions and I'd left it too late for any pain relief, just had to push her out! They tend to be stronger with inducements, so I was told.
Good luck! You'll be absolutely fine and will be in safe hands, not long till you meet your baby now! x



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2018, 17:05 PM   3
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Hi cews, sorry to hear about the cholestasis, I hope your okay and feeling a little calmer.
I was induced with my daughter, it wasn't at 37 weeks, it was at 39+5 but just wanted to say although it took a while, started the peccaries on Tuesday and was taken to the labour ward on Thursday to have my waters broken, it went really quickly after that. I was put on a drip and went from 3cm to my little one being born just over 3 hours later! I don't know what your plans are regarding pain relief but I'd definitely recommend an epidural if you get the drip. I was okay at first but towards the end, there was literally 5-10 seconds between contractions and I'd left it too late for any pain relief, just had to push her out! They tend to be stronger with inducements, so I was told.
Good luck! You'll be absolutely fine and will be in safe hands, not long till you meet your baby now! x

Thanks, I was a little unsure about the epidural and wanted to try natural this go around but I think with being induced I will for sure be getting it again. I know that with DS1 I had the drip because i wasn't dilating even though my water broke naturally. I just don't know what to expect with being induced. Im a little calmer but my stomach is still in knots.



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2018, 17:16 PM   4
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Hi cews, sorry to hear about the cholestasis, I hope your okay and feeling a little calmer.
I was induced with my daughter, it wasn't at 37 weeks, it was at 39+5 but just wanted to say although it took a while, started the peccaries on Tuesday and was taken to the labour ward on Thursday to have my waters broken, it went really quickly after that. I was put on a drip and went from 3cm to my little one being born just over 3 hours later! I don't know what your plans are regarding pain relief but I'd definitely recommend an epidural if you get the drip. I was okay at first but towards the end, there was literally 5-10 seconds between contractions and I'd left it too late for any pain relief, just had to push her out! They tend to be stronger with inducements, so I was told.
Good luck! You'll be absolutely fine and will be in safe hands, not long till you meet your baby now! x

Thanks, I was a little unsure about the epidural and wanted to try natural this go around but I think with being induced I will for sure be getting it again. I know that with DS1 I had the drip because i wasn't dilating even though my water broke naturally. I just don't know what to expect with being induced. Im a little calmer but my stomach is still in knots.
Totally understandable, you weren't expecting it. You might not even need the drip this time round, you never know. I needed it as my lo just wasn't ready to be born. It can be a little boring at first , waiting on the pecasrries to work and to go to labour ward, I'd suggest taking in something to read etc if it looks like it's going to take a while.



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2018, 19:13 PM   5
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I'm facing a similar situation. My doctor plans to induce me at 37+2 for high bp. I'm nervous and unsure what to expect this time.



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2018, 19:17 PM   6
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My cousin just had an ELCS at 37 weeks because of GD. I know it's slightly different because those babies are bigger but in terms of lung maturity it's the same and she is fine. You're term at 37 weeks, so try not to worry about little man. It's exciting! And if he needs any extra help you'll already be in the best place possible, and you and your doctors know beforehand that this very slightly early birth is coming so they'll be fully ready to give him a bit of help if necessary (my cousins baby just had one lot of steroids and she could've gone home the same day) Good luck!



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2018, 02:51 AM   7
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Exciting and nerve wracking Cews! I was induced at 37+4. Had 4 pessaries over 4 days but labour never got going properly and she started to get stressed so ended up with a section. But in terms of how she was she was fine (ended up being born at 38+1) and no problems in terms of lung maturity or anything. She was a lazy feeder which we needed a bit of help with but she was like that for a good week or 2 so can't say that's because she came early, think she would have been like that anyway! But maybe just prepare to be in a few days in case it takes a while. I would say from what I've heard the drip tends to be quite intense so you may well need an epidural but I would wait and see how you cope. And good luck! You will both be fine I'm sure xx



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2018, 13:24 PM   8
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Thanks ladies. I know that as soon as I can wrap my head around the news I will be ok. Just trying to not stress out as it making me have contractions and I don't want him coming any earlier than needed.



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2018, 13:39 PM   9
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Both of my boys were born early, my eldest DS at 37 weeks and my youngest DS at 35 weeks. I didn't have issues with either one. They didn't need to be in the NICU or anything and BF just fine. They did lose quite a bit of weight after birth but they had some pretty awesome appetites that made up for it. I'm sure your baby will be fine. It is hard to wrap your head around having to give birth early, isn't it?



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2018, 13:39 PM   10
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Bless you. Don't stress. You'll be exactly where you need to be.



 
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