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Old Jan 23rd, 2018, 06:22 AM   1
kitty_el
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Anyone have a pre-booked induction in the UK?


Hi all, I have been booked for an induction on Saturday - I will be 37/3 I know what the process entails as I was induced with my previous two children around the same gestation but these were surprises (I went in for an apt and told there & then I was being induced)

I have never had a pre-booked induction. I have been told to call up on Saturday at 9am but that is it. I was too shocked to ask any questions. Does anyone know will I be given a time to attend? Will this definitely happen on Saturday? I know itís all hypothetical but Iím interested in other peopleís experiences.

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Old Jan 23rd, 2018, 06:30 AM   2
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I had a pre-booked with my DD. You basically turn up at the hospital and wait your turn. It all depends on how many ladies are booked in and if there are any emergencies that crop up. It should be that day though. I was asked to go in for 3pm and wasn't given the pessary until 7pm I think. Just be prepared to hang around a bit x



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2018, 06:54 AM   3
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Ditto MrsC. I had to go in for 9am and they came around with the pessaries in the next 2ish hours. Think there were about 4 of us being induced at the same time, but it really depends how busy your unit is at the time, if they are full they may tell you to hold on at home for a bit xx



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2018, 21:18 PM   4
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I’m not in the uk but I had a pre booked with my third and I was suppose to go in on the 24th they called me that morning and said it was being postponed to the afternoon as to many ladies were in labor then phone call in the afternoon had it moved to the next morning. Got a call that next morning to go in in the afternoon lol but I was only there 45 minutes before I had my sweep and gels. I suppose it’s different for each hospital and how many staff to labouring women ratio. Hopefully you go in and things get started quickly



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2018, 02:18 AM   5
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I was just induced in Friday. Told to turn up on the ward at 9.30. Put on the monitor at 10.30 and then prostin gel given at 11.30. It was fairly quiet on the ward that day. I was delayed later waiting for a bed on delivery suite. That took about 2 hours after they decided they could break my waters.



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2018, 07:50 AM   6
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I went in for my second at 38 weeks at 8am. Had first pessory at 11am and by 6.30 it was time for another but they actually managed to break my waters baby was Cohen 2 hours 6 minutes later



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2018, 08:36 AM   7
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I went in for my second at 38 weeks at 8am. Had first pessory at 11am and by 6.30 it was time for another but they actually managed to break my waters baby was Cohen 2 hours 6 minutes later
Thanks for the reply. How many cm were you when they broke your waters? Did u need the drip at all?



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2018, 08:47 AM   8
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I went in for my second at 38 weeks at 8am. Had first pessory at 11am and by 6.30 it was time for another but they actually managed to break my waters baby was Cohen 2 hours 6 minutes later
Thanks for the reply. How many cm were you when they broke your waters? Did u need the drip at all?
3cm. No drip just the one pessary x



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2018, 12:21 PM   9
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I had a pre-booked induction with my first at 39+5. Went in at 11am on Tuesday, had the first pesscary around 2ish. I was told I would have 3 and if they didn't work I would be taken for a c section. They decided to do 4 in the end though as they felt one more might just work. I did take a while for me though unfortunately as my cervix wasn't favourable, finally got to 3cm by Thursday early afternoon but had to wait till 11pm to go to the labour ward as it was full already. Was put on a drip and baby born just over 3 hours later on her due date. Hope this helps!



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2018, 17:58 PM   10
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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!



 
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