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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 18:58 PM   1
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Induced at 39 weeks?


Hey girlies! Hope you're all doing good

I saw my dr today and she thought it would be a good idea if I were induced at 39 weeks. I have had no complications, so it's not an emergency kind of thing. But so far my baby has been ahead of schedule in growth, and I'm really tiny so I think that's maybe why she suggested it? At first I said no, but then decided to just wait and talk to her about it again later.

My thoughts were that it's only 1 weeks difference, I want to make sure my female dr is there and if it's scheduled then I know she'll be the one delivering, I'm the planning type so knowing ahead of time when baby gets here would be nice, and I hear a lot of horror stories of going past 40 weeks. lol

But then I hear a lot of ladies on here saying how induction is a bad idea but I never asked why. I know it takes longer that way, but is there something else? I don't want to feel like a bad mom before I've even given birth. lol. Opinions would be awesome! I don't know what the heck I'm doing since I've never had a baby before lol



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 19:01 PM   2
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Aww it wont make you a bad mum so don't worry about that I'm getting induced at 39 weeks and praying LO comes just before, i'm so scared lol.
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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 19:08 PM   3
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We are due the same day and my dr's are also planning an induction for me at 39 wks- Aug 28th! I'm a little person (5'5 and 117lbs pre pregnancy) I have two sons that both went to 41 wks and I had to be induced with them. First baby 8lbs 2 oz. Second baby 9lbs 1oz. so I think they are worried she'll be 10lbs or more. At my appt last friday she was already estimated at 6 1/2 closer to 7lbs! I know what the pitocin is like since I had it with both my sons but my biggest fear is it ending up in a C-section due to my hubby currently being stationed in Afghanistan and will only have 14 days home with me and we have no family close by.
I'll say a prayer for both of us that it goes well and the outcome for us both is a safe labor and delivery that ends with a happy healthy baby!



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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 19:09 PM   4
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i'm getting induced at 39 weeks as well to ensure that my OH is there for the birth! my MW is gonna sweep my cervix a few days before to see if i can do it naturally, but if not i'm being induced!



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 19:09 PM   5
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Aww it wont make you a bad mum so don't worry about that I'm getting induced at 39 weeks and praying LO comes just before, i'm so scared lol.
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Aww...I see you're having a little boy by induction on 16 Aug. That's my oldest sons bday. He's turning 5 and starts Kindergarten that day so I'm an emotional wreck!!
Good luck on your induction...it's almost time!!



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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 19:13 PM   6
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Hi, I had induced labor with both of my children, so I will give you my perspective. The first one was induced 3 days early, for mainly the same reasons as yours: tiny mom, large baby, scheduling so my doc could be there. I didn't know anything about it, and found out later that Pitocin (the drug that induces contractions) causes more painful, longer, and closer together contractions. My labor lasted about 8 hours, which is probably normal for first babies. The baby was indeed large. I do want to add that I was a good 3 cm dilated and fairly well effaced before induction.

Then, second baby was induced 6 days early. Same reasons, plus I developed SPD in month 4 so had been almost immobile for months. My cervix was pretty ripe -I was 4 cm dilated for a whole month!! Labor lasted maybe 4 hours, had an even bigger baby (9 lb, 20 " long), and his cord was tied in a knot! So we were very glad that we had decided to induce labor that day.

On the other hand, I've known quite a few women whose docs tried to induce labor on them before their body was ready, and they had a more difficult time with progressing through labor, sometimes ending up having a C-section.

This time I am having SPD again, it started at week 13. Knowing my history, my doctor will probably want to induce at 39 weeks again, assuming that vaginal delivery is an option for me. Even though the contractions hurt worse, I think that I will choose induction IF my cervix is ripe enough by that time. I would not like to have my cervix ripened with cervidil (sp?) unless absolutely necessary - I've heard it's quite painful.

I hope this gave you some food for thought. It will be good to hear other ladies' experiences, too. Many women are opposed to inducing, so I think it's good to weigh the pros and cons according to your exact circumstances. Best wishes to you!



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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 19:16 PM   7
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My doctor was the opposite - she had me wait until 42 weeks and then she would induce. I ended up going on day 41! I think with induction it just goes a lot faster so it might be a bit more 'pain' to labour through.



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Aww it wont make you a bad mum so don't worry about that I'm getting induced at 39 weeks and praying LO comes just before, i'm so scared lol.
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Aww...I see you're having a little boy by induction on 16 Aug. That's my oldest sons bday. He's turning 5 and starts Kindergarten that day so I'm an emotional wreck!!
Good luck on your induction...it's almost time!!
Thanks it would be funny if he was born the same day, months ago my o/h predicted he would be born on the 16th.. seems strange as i found out my induction date the other week! Im so scared now, but i guess once its all happening it hopefully wont be too long.
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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 19:23 PM   9
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Aww it wont make you a bad mum so don't worry about that I'm getting induced at 39 weeks and praying LO comes just before, i'm so scared lol.
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Aww...I see you're having a little boy by induction on 16 Aug. That's my oldest sons bday. He's turning 5 and starts Kindergarten that day so I'm an emotional wreck!!
Good luck on your induction...it's almost time!!
Thanks it would be funny if he was born the same day, months ago my o/h predicted he would be born on the 16th.. seems strange as i found out my induction date the other week! Im so scared now, but i guess once its all happening it hopefully wont be too long.
x
Hopefully it won't be to long of a labor for you or any of us being induced. I got admitted with my oldest at midnight and they started the pitocin right away. He was born at 214 that afternoon. With my youngest I was admitted at 530am and pitocin started right away and he was born at 531 that evening. Hoping this one is rather easy and short too!



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 19:24 PM   10
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Is pitocin given through a drip? I think they're using the gel/pessaries with me which i've heard can take a while



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