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    Induced both times at 39 weeks not for medical reasons. Loved it.

    1st 8hrs, pethadine, 8.7pounds
    2nd 3.5hrs no drugs 9.4pounds.

    Both without intervention. 1st no tears, 2nd 1st degree tear.

    1st was gel twice then waters broken
    2nd was waters broken then the drip.

    I enjoyed my labours/births to me I did really well and I am proud of how I managed.

    We had very good reasons for this as we lived hours from any hospital that could deliver a baby. We were comfortable with our decision and it worked out well. I don't mind having another or going naturally.
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    I was induced at 40+10. I really think my body wasn't ready, as I hadn't even had a braxton hicks contraction prior to that or any other labour signs.

    I was given the tape, then the drip, then they broke the waters.

    The drip impaired my ability to labour freely. Then when they broke the waters tehre was a bit of blood, so they put on a monitor (goes on baby's head inside), which further impaired my movement.

    After hours of painful contractions with almost no dilation, I asked for pain relief and the midwife recommended an epidural. I am grateful for it, in the circumstances, as I don't think my labour would have progressed as I couldn't handle them turning up the syntocin drip, but after the epidural, they turned it up, and I dilated quickly.

    I pushed for ages, but just couldn't seem to get him out (was fairly impaired with epidural) so I asked them for assistance. They used the suction, and also gave me an episiotomy as the doctor said I would tear badly.

    while the hospital did not push the drugs or the vacuum delivery, I think their original push for a post dates induction led to the interventions.

    (my son was posterior, but turned well into the labour, so that probably made the pre epidural contractions worse as well)

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    Induced at 40+10 and no intervention. Was given gel to prepare for the induction in the morning but gave birth a couple hours later (i assume this still counts as an induction) - easy, fast labour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennibear View Post
    Its my opinion that if your induced BEFORE 40 weeks there is more chance of needed emergency c-section, forceps etc.

    So my question is, at how many weeks were you induced and did you need intervention of any kind (emergency c-section, forceps, vaccuum etc)??

    I was induced at 40+6 and needed NOTHING!! Natural (well as much as a induced birth can be), normal delivery.
    That really is great experience for you, however I do believe that there is just as much intervention in babies that go to term\or beyond, an increase in C-Sec for non medical reasons and interventions being used because mothers to be are un-informed about the choices they can make and rely too heavily on medical professionals to tell them everything they need to know. They place too much trust in the Dr's instead of their own personal instincts. I also think that heavy reliance on epidurals which block out the mothers natural instincts due to pain response can sometimes cause problems.

    #1 Induced at 41+5 - gels only - no intervention needed and gas for pain relief

    #2 Natural labour at 40+6 - gas, epidural for pain relief, attempted vacuum extraction and bub born with shoulder dystocia

    #3 Induced at 38w - gels, ARM and Synto for induction - gas for pain relief, no intervention

    #4 Induced at 38w - gels, ARM and Synto for induction - gas for pain relied, no intervention
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    Induced at 40wks due to high bp, baby got stuck, csection.

    I believe intervention to be necessary and hate statistics such as '1/3 women in aus are induced and have csections', where in the past without intervention the mortality and morbidity rate was so high, now we almost avoid this.

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    I've had three inductions- at 40+5 (but DD wasn't born until 41 weeks), 38+4 and 39+2. Twice I had gel, and all three times I had ARM, synto and epidural. My first induction (post 40 weeks) was the only one I needed vacuum.

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    I had an ARM induction at 42 weeks. I had had a lot of pre-labour and was already 2-3cms dilated (had been for about 2 weeks).

    I had a short, intense labour with no intervention other than an episiotomy after over an hour of pushing.

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    41+3. Again 41+4. Again 41+5. On 41+6 nothing was happening so I was told I needed a caesarean at 42 weeks.

    So yeah, intervention... because the damn thing didn't work!

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    39+2 for BP issues and a large bleed... Had one lot of gel and then the next day waters broken and drip put in. Labour was 1hr 40min and no complications

    39+2 because my water broke and nothing was happening, so had drip put in another shortish labour and no complications..

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    Induced at 38+6 due to PE. My body was not ready to have the baby so it took 2 lots of gel and a drip to get me into labour

    Ended up with forceps delivery after baby getting stuck.

    Although induction/forceps delivery was not my ideal labour outcome it doesn't bother me as I have my DD.


 

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