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Old Jan 25th, 2018, 02:07 AM   11
kitty_el
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I'm booked in for the 4th Feb. Told to ring the ward at 8.30am and they'll give me a time to arrive. Absolutely dreading it as I've heard stories of the first pessary needing 24 hours and some women going that whole time with nothing progressing! I'll go stir crazy stuck waiting in hospital that long. Hoping this baby comes out before then!
Thank you for the reply - Is this your first labour? I have been induced twice previously the first one took 5 days 😳 the second time worked almost right away. I have been told that if itís your subsequent labour then things should be quicker because youíre (usually) already dilated. I would go in with the mindset that it will take a while so prepare lots to read etc and anything less is a bonus



 
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Old Jan 25th, 2018, 03:37 AM   12
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Kitty it is my first yes...So worried about having to be induced for this reason but what will be will be I guess! Everyday I wake up now and think....today please baby?!! Lol. By next sunday I'll probably be relieved to be trying something and like you said...just need to be prepared and keep an open mind....



 
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Old Jan 25th, 2018, 04:10 AM   13
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I was in hospital for a week first time around! 4 days before and then ended up with a section so 3 days after that I went home. I would say pack for a longer stay, also pack an extra bag that you can leave at home/in the car with some spare clothes for you/baby in case your stay ends up being longer than you think it will be. After days I ran out of clothes and sent my husband home and he came back with my skinny pre pregnancy jeans 🙄🙄. I ended up wearing a pair of scrubs trousers home



 
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Old Jan 25th, 2018, 04:48 AM   14
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I was in 5 long days. They wouldn't let me go home after the pessary was put in

My DD was born 3 days after induction was started and I was in a further two days because it took them Forever to take out the catheter (I had an epidural), which they wanted to keep in for 24 hours after the epidural was stopped and then They wanted me to pee twice for them Before going home on the 5th day. Bit of a challenge when you're drinking water like a fish, but you can't yet feel the urge to pee!



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2018, 04:22 AM   15
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Hi all, just an update. I called the hospital at 9am & they advised there were no beds available and they would either call me or I should call them at 5pm. They called me at 2pm to say they had a bed and to come for 3pm.
Baby Charlie was born at 6am the next morning. I didn’t need a pessary just ARM and the Syntocin Drip.



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2018, 05:00 AM   16
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Congratulations! Xx



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2018, 07:39 AM   17
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Lovely news! Congrats glad it went well xx



 
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