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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 11:24 AM   1
krisnjay
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Scheduled Induction stories??


Unless I go into labor in the next week I will be sceduled for an induction. I know people who have had sceduled c-section and people that have went into labor naturally. I'm not sure what to expect. I just want to hear a basic idea of what to expect. thanks ladies



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 11:49 AM   2
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I was induced with my daughter and had a wonderful experience with it. They had me arrive at the hospital at 7am. They checked me in and had me sign a couple things and gathered up all my paperwork the MD office had already sent over when they scheduled the induction. After that they showed me to my room while they got things together. I'm not sure if they were short staffed or busy or what, but they didn't get back to me until 45 minutes later and started the IV and pitocin and hooked me up to the baby monitors that checks contractions and the baby's heart rate. An hour later I was dilated to 2-3cm and the MD broke my waters. 5 hours after that my daughter was born. They checked to see how dilated I was a few times during that time. When I was fully dilated they called the doctor and had another nurse come come in and set up their equipment for the baby after it was born and stayed on standby waiting for her to arrive. they had me push a couple times until the doctor got their and then we waited a little bit for MD to get there and pushed a few more times till she was born. Good luck!



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 13:40 PM   3
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I was induced with my daughter and had a wonderful experience with it. They had me arrive at the hospital at 7am. They checked me in and had me sign a couple things and gathered up all my paperwork the MD office had already sent over when they scheduled the induction. After that they showed me to my room while they got things together. I'm not sure if they were short staffed or busy or what, but they didn't get back to me until 45 minutes later and started the IV and pitocin and hooked me up to the baby monitors that checks contractions and the baby's heart rate. An hour later I was dilated to 2-3cm and the MD broke my waters. 5 hours after that my daughter was born. They checked to see how dilated I was a few times during that time. When I was fully dilated they called the doctor and had another nurse come come in and set up their equipment for the baby after it was born and stayed on standby waiting for her to arrive. they had me push a couple times until the doctor got their and then we waited a little bit for MD to get there and pushed a few more times till she was born. Good luck!



That actually sounds really nice. I keep reading that you are in so much pain when you get induced. I also keep hearing from people that it took them over 24 hours before it was all over



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 13:53 PM   4
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Hey hun, not sure how much help you'll get here - inductions in the US are done differently than in the UK.

They will probably have you come in in the morning and get your paper work done. They'll start you on an IV with pitoocin(unless you've made different arrangements). Your contractions should start and they will probably offer to break your water for you after you've dialated enough(it makes you dialate faster). If you choose an epidural, they will give you a cath. In several hours, you'll have your baby.

My induction was pretty routine, as I described above. It can get boring hanging out there for so long, so they will probably have DVDs and TV in there. We brought playing cards and they had some board games there. Just try to think of things to keep you occupied.

Also, I wasn't really in any pain. I think that's something they tell people to keep them from taking an induction. My epidural fell out and the nurses were in my face saying "Can't you feel that?!"

I had my baby in just over 8 hours. 3 of it was pushing.



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 14:22 PM   5
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Popping over from 2nd tri to provide some reassurance!

I was induced with DD, and, while it wasn't at ALL what I wanted (I wanted as natural as possible), it was surprisingly not bad.
I arrived at 9 p.m., and immediately had a cervadil (sp?) insert and saline IV. The insert was meant to be softening my cervix, but it pushed out a few hours later, so I'm not sure how well it did it's job. Either way, they decided to start my pitocin at about midnight, and eventually had to up the dosage considerably. I was contracting all night, but I didn't feel a thing until my water broke the next morning at around 10. About 30 minutes later, I could really feel the contractions building in intensity, so I went for a walk, bounced on the birthing ball, an finally hopped into the bath at around 11:30. While I was in the bath, I kept telling the nurse I felt the urge to push, and she was telling me "Don't, don't, you're only 6cm!" (She had checked at around 10:30.) Finally, after trying to badger me into an epidural (which I kept refusing - no way were they getting that needle near me!) she gave me a shot of something in my IV, but it did zero good - I still felt like pushing! She huffed and puffed around, but finally checked me - or tried to. DD's head was already pushing through my cervix. Needless to say, she panicked and went out yelling for the doctor while I waddled back to my room. By the time I got onto the bed, about 5 nurses and 2 OBs had swarmed into the room, and my OB told me to hold my legs and push. They had no time to get the bed broken down or the stirrups up.

Three or four pushes later, and there was my beautiful girl!

So don't worry - inductions can actually be quicker and easier than natural labor. And honestly? They pain wasn't too too bad. I mean, I'm doing it again, right?

Good luck!



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 14:48 PM   6
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All the bast for your induction. Everybody has different experiences. I was induced and my daughter didn't come for another two and a half days. But she just was a massive baby and the slow labour had nothing to do with being induced. I wasn't in full blown labour that whole time but had contractions that were enough to keep me awake and nauseous.



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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 23:08 PM   7
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Thanks ladies. It has relaxed me.....well as relaxed as I can be when I'm about to go into labor in about a week....



 
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Old Jul 1st, 2011, 00:58 AM   8
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with the exception of the amount of time it took for me personally, my labor wasn't bad. The only real issue I had was actually a genetic issue that my mother had as well, our cervixs just don't dilate well.

Being induced isn't bad, although prepare to have to pee a lot and be really thirsty. Bring a book or some puzzles or something just in case. good luck! and yay you get to meet your son! )))



 
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Old Jul 1st, 2011, 03:44 AM   9
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wow these stories r very reassuring...ive heard so many bad ones where the labour doesnt begin for at least 2-3 days!!! I suppose every single person is different and what will be will be i guess xx



 
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