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Hi everyone, after some advice. My first labour (10 years ago) was induced due to preeclamsia and was only 2 hours long. I live only 10 minutes away from the hospital but by ob wants to induce me as he thinks it could be too quick this time. Has anyone else been induced for this reason?
I was really looking forward to a natural labour. The idea of that drip in my arm again and being monitored on the bed is disappointing. I have also read that induction can increase the risk of distress for the baby and complications.
It just doesn't seem like there is enough of a 'medical' reason to do it. I can't help but have the feeling that the ob just wants to fit me into his schedule before the June long weekend. any opinions would be greatly appreciated. I have to decide by tomorrow which will be my 38 week appointment.
Because your labour MIGHT be quick would not be a good enough reason for me!!I personally would not be induced at all. Part of the reason you had a quick labour last time was because they induced you and you were obviously ready at the time or your labour could have been long anyway, even with the induction.Unless their is a very valid medical reason for it then I don't see the point. Too many people go along with their ob thinking 'its his/her job they know what they are doing' but in reality all they see are $$$ (and 'can I fit one more in before golf') like anyone else. I have heard too many unhappy birth stories about people being induced and having to have heaps of intervention because of it. Others like it fine..... all different people, all different levels of acceptance.Birth should be a wonderful experience for you and if you don't want to be induced and you are, you will carry negative emotion into labour and birth before it has even begun.
Bubby will come when he/she is cooked.
A quick labour is hardly grounds for induction - I personally would not go along with it. (I have quick labours too - naturally- mine are between 3hs 20min & 4hr 20min). I have never had it suggested that I should be induced.
There are far many more complications from an inducement than there are likely to be from giving birth quickly.
If you had a quick labour last time WITH inducement drugs at a guess I'd say your labour would be about the same length of time with out drugs. (given that inducement drugs speed things up and second labours are usually shorter)
your ob sounds like he's doing it for his schedual not for you.
I would say no too. Just because your last labour was only 2hrs doesn't mean that your next one will be shorter. My second labour was 3hrs and my third was 10hrs (though I was freaking out as I live 45mins from the hospital but had to stop off at my mums first, which was 20km the other way, LOL).
If you OB is away when you go into labour, I'm sure the Dr on duty and the midwives will be quite capable of coping with things. I'd be telling him where to shove his induction.
I would have to say that induction was the worst thing that happened in my preg. I was induced with DD last year, and I am now preg again but I am going into labour naturally.
If you live 10 mins away from hospital well... your baby aint gonna come in 10 mins! You'll be fine. I would speak to your Ob and get a full and CLEAR understanding on why EXACTLY he wants to do it. Let your bubs come when he/she is ready.
I'm with the other girls - if it ain't broke, why fix it?
Sounds like all is travelling well for you this time so I would politely refuse
to accept your OB's offer of induction.
Induction is a great thing when it is necessary (like it was for you last time).
But if you don't have any problems then I would just let nature take it's course.
Wishing you all the best.
Personally, I would not let them induce me unless there was a clearly defined medical reason for it to be done. I was induced with my twins and it was so horrid that it would have to be a super good reason for it to happen again!
I'm with everyone else here if there is no medical reason then I wouldn't.
I was induced with my first as they mucked up my dates and he was 18days overdue.
But with 2nd I went into labour naturally while visiting my mum a week overdue (1/2hr from my hospital) I laboured a few hours there and then told dh to take me home was in the hospital an hour and she was born.
Loved having the natural birth also as I was trapped in bed with the monitors with 1st and hated it.
Hope 3rd (in 6 weeks) will be natural too!!!:fingerscrossed:
Hope all goes well with you and bub and you get to go naturally this time:fingerscrossed:
Thank you so much to those who replied so speedily! I am so confident now to see my ob. It's great to know I have support in thinking it's a no go.
I was induced and had a positive experience, however it was for good medical reason.
There is no way I would agree to an induction based on a flimsy reason like that.
It defintely sounds to me like he is trying to schedule you in, don't let him.
Yeah I agree with the girls - Stick to your guns and say no!
Technically speaking wouldnt the inducing speed your labour up more? That doesnt make sense to me! :banghead:
In most cases (unless there's a good medical reason anyway) its always better to let the woman start labour naturally - when your body and your baby are both ready for birth!
Good luck. :fingerscrossed:
bubbles & peanut
My midwife told me that I need to be induced for the same reason.
I had a 'silent labour' with my daughter - there was no sign of labour until I had severe contractions 30 minutes before she was born, and there is a chance it will happen with this bub too.
I still haven't decided what I'll be doing :cool:
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