I was borderline for gestational diabetes at week 39 and ended up being induced because my waters broke but my contractions didn't come close enough together.
I can't compare to a normal labour as this was my first, but I can at least put you at ease re the safety - I was hooked up and they were constantly monitoring mine and babys heartbeat so they would have known in seconds if anything had gone wrong with him (or me!).
I had to have a mobile epidural and then a full one later one and they are a big relief.
Try not to worry, its a very individual thing and you will surprise yourself.
It can be more painful hun I was induced with my first and am now obv preg again so have nothing to compare it to yet, but becasue your speeding things up the contractions can be stronger as your making your body do something tis still not quite ready to
Mne wasnt that bad 12 hrs start to finish no tears etc some induction stories are good dont let people scare you with bad ones
I have just been given a leaflet about induction as I am now overdue and it does say on there to be prepared that it can be more painful than normal labour because of the fact that they are forcing labour and therefore to make sure we ask for pain relief if we need it.
You never know though how it's gonna be and you could be perfectly fine, I would just go in knowing that it could be bad, but that it might not be and have an open mind if you can xx
At my NCT class we were told it can seem more painful because you're less likely to get the gradual build up of contractions/pain as you would going naturally into labour. Especially if you are put on to a drip.
Also I've been told if you are induced then it is no longer classed as a 'natural' birth and you can't use birthing pools, will be monitored more and can't have a natural 3rd stage.
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