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Old Jul 18th, 2018, 10:09 AM   1
Piper84
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Spontaneous labour after two inductions?


Hi ladies, I haven't posted here in a while but I'm 36 weeks and baby is measuring two weeks ahead. The doctor and midwives don't want him to get too large and my last two labours have been induced, #1 cos he was 10 days late and #2 cos my husband was working in another city during the week and we wanted a weekend birth so he could be there (due date +3).

I'm wondering if anyone has managed to go into spontaneous labour despite only having inductions previously? Theoretically #2 may have come on her own but we'll never know. With my past two pregnancies I had absolutely zero BHs but this time I seem to have had a few (minor contractions on the front of bump...).



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Old Jul 18th, 2018, 15:00 PM   2
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No help because I've been induced 3 times, but interested to see the replies because I hope to go into spontaneous labour this time!



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2018, 21:05 PM   3
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I'm in the same boat, been induced twice and plan to go spontaneously this time! I'm refusing induction so far



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2018, 01:37 AM   4
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There's absolutely no reason you wouldn't go into labour yourself with enough time given. Remember your midwives advice is just that and you don't have to be induced if you don't feel it's right for you



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2018, 07:52 AM   5
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For some reason I got it into my head that I don't go into labour naturally, but speaking to my mum she had an induction first time after being 10 days late and then second time went 8 days over, before going into spontaneous labour. These things can be genetic I suppose.

I've just been reading that you can increase your chances of a timely labour by cutting down on white carbs and sugar in the last few weeks (or giving them up completely). Apparently the insulin spike that happens after you've eaten these things prevents your body from producing enough prostaglandin, which is what you need to go into labour by yourself! I can only find sources in German though.

I'm determined...that and walking, curries and raspberry leaf tea



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Old Jul 24th, 2018, 03:13 AM   6
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My doctor is saying I won't be allowed to go over my due date for fear of having too large a baby, so hopefully the LO decides to come out earlier.

I had a cervical exam yesterday and apparently I'm just under 2cm dilated and effaced (not sure what %). This wasn't the case for the other two, as far as I can remember.

Last night I tried to turn over and started howling with unbelievable round ligament pain, but I don't think that's a labour sign I have had cramping and slight back ache ever since the cervical exam though.



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