dumb question, do all inductions end in c section?!
Just wondering because not sure if its just my crappy memory but I don't recall ever reading on here someone who was over due and got induced that didn't end up in c section. This is my first baby and that is the LAST thing I want is to have a c section..
I think if you're induced you're more likely to have a c-section because either 1) induction doesn't work but since they've probably already broken your waters they need to get the baby out to avoid infection OR 2) because drugs like Pitocin cause much stronger contractions which can put the baby in distress. Combined with an epidural that can lower blood pressure which lowers oxygen the baby gets, that can also put the baby in distress, and so then they do a c-section.
ETA: also, "failure to progress" when an induction doesn't work is also another reason for a c-section. Meaning the baby's not distressed and there's no risk for infection but you're stuck at 3-7cm...
I was induced and had him vaginally My doctor knew I did NOT want that c-section, I was so worried over it.
Usual reasons is either: Baby goes into distress, not progressing quickly enough after waters have broken (they usually give you 24 hours after water breaks)
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