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    It will be much more painful than natural birth, its doable tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    It will be much more painful than natural birth, its doable tho
    Much more *intense* than a spontaneous labour..

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    I was induced at 38 weeks and I was drug free for the first 6 hours of my labour. I then got into the bath with gas until the 10 hour and had an epidural 3 hours before pushing because the babies head wasnt in the right position & it was super intense. My contractions were every 1-2 minutes from the very beginning.

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    My honest opinion is that if you will be on the bed being monitored then no, you should not ask of yourself that you go drugfree. Sure, aim for it, but be open to pain relief.

    It all depends on how your induction goes - some people fly through it, others really struggle.

    I think birth is just so much harder if you cant be mobile etc - think about things like having a fitball to sit on next to the bed (even if you have a drip/ monitoring you can still sit on a fitball), wireless monitoring, etc.

    I had a light epidural for my third baby (induction) so i could still feel contractions and move my legs but it didnt get above strong period type pains.

    You can also use a TENS machine from 40 mins *before* the induction starts - this will get some endorphins on board before labour starts (which would happen in a spontaneous labour).

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    Even with Continual fetal monitoring (CFM), you can move around some. You can bounce on a birth ball, walk around your room, move into different positions. All these things will help to get bub out, and help you manage the labour.

    If CFM is required, ask for a mobile unit. They allow for greater movement and sometimes these can even be used in the shower.

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    I was induced and had a drug free birth, it was pretty short too (just under 4hrs). Very hard work and intense pain but I haven't experienced birth in any other way so couldn't compare.

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    due to gestational diabetes i was induced at 38 weeks my dd wasn't ready to come so it took 4 days of cervical tape and other gel before my water was broken and i was put on a drip, Very quick took 4.5hrs from start to finish very intense but pain relief free and i would do it again without any worries.

    Hoping to be pain relief free with bub #2 - not sure if will need to be induced yet

    Goodluck with your birth how ever it goes

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    I was induced and had a short 4 hour labour with no pain relief. It was painful at times but I'd do it again.

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    Hi
    I was the same induced for birth DD and DS, no drugs, both quick labors, It is achievable, it isn't easy, I will be induced again this time, and whilst I am hopeful again no drugs, ultimate goal is to have both me and my bub healthy at the end.

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    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.
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