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    for people who had no further intervention did you have an active labour or hooked up to drips monitors where you could not move

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    With my second I was induced at 38 weeks exactly as I didn't want a big baby. I had the drip and I only needed one episiotomy (sp).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohdear View Post
    for people who had no further intervention did you have an active labour or hooked up to drips monitors where you could not move
    I was hooked up to the drip and fetal monitor but was still able to walk around and sit on the fit ball. The nurses just moved the machine around every time I moved. And if I told them I needed to go to the toilet they un hooked the fetal monitor (I told them I needed to go to the toilet lots just so they took it off lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amiee View Post
    I was hooked up to the drip and fetal monitor but was still able to walk around and sit on the fit ball. The nurses just moved the machine around every time I moved. And if I told them I needed to go to the toilet they un hooked the fetal monitor (I told them I needed to go to the toilet lots just so they took it off lol)
    Same here - I also had a 'mobile epidural' for several hours with my first baby so my legs weren't numb I could still use them - until pain threshold caused me to have the lie down epidural

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohdear View Post
    for people who had no further intervention did you have an active labour or hooked up to drips monitors where you could not move
    I was hooked up on the drip and wore that uncomfortable belt around my tummy (fetal monitor), but was still able to move around, go to toilet etc... Just took the belt off when I needed to.
    I actually found the belt the most uncomfortable.

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    Sorry, totally posted the wrong thing haha.
    I wasn't induced, luckily I went naturally a few days before they wanted to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohdear View Post
    for people who had no further intervention did you have an active labour or hooked up to drips monitors where you could not move
    I knew I was in for constant monitoring before my induction, so I requested a mobile monitoring unit before both inductions. That meant that I still had two belts on, one to monitor bubs HB and one to monitor my contractions, but the machine was equipped to deal with me walking around with it. I was still able to take the belts off and have a long shower before they started with the drip, and once the drip was established I was allowed to be off the bed and standing. They put a big mat down on the floor so that I could move around on that and not make a big mess with my waters leaking everywhere As it turned out being on the bed was more comfy and I didn't even notice the belts after awhile, it certainly didn't feel like I was 'strapped down' and unable to move. Even on the bed i could lay flat, sit up, be on all fours, use a bean bag etc, so I wasn't immobile. If you tell your midwives that you want to try different positions and be active as far as the monitoring allows you then they should be able to assist you.

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    Induced during second stage labour (got to 10cm dilation on my own with no intervention). But contractions stopped (I was exhausted by this stage as it had been 54 hrs since water had broken with no sleep). Had syntocin and epi (drip turned up 3 times) baby still not descending, CFM with clip on Bubba's head (no one explained they "drill" this into bubs skull) still not much change 3 different obs came to see what was going on finally did an ultrasound and bub was posterior and forehead presenting (gee any surprise I was stuck on my back and couldn't move so couldn't help her to move into the right position). Taken to theatre, episiotomy done (without my consent or knowledge) baby was turned and rotated by forceps which left a massive mark/bruise on her face. Baby was fine but the hospital separated us after birth for 2.5 hrs!!!! Second stage was horrific they said they would only give me one try with forceps and then were going to c-section!!!! Baby was NEVER in distress. They stuffed the epi up and I had the most horrendous headache for 4 days after birth and required a blood patch. They wouldn't let my partner stay with me in the hospital even though I could not sit or stand without excruciating pain. From natural rupture of membranes to delivery 60hrs.
    Needless to say I am home birthing this baby and WILL not let any of this happen ever again.

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    Induced via Synto and ARM at 38+6 for no real reason other than Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH). I ended up with an "emergency" c-section under a General Anaesthetic due to the Epidural not working.

    That was with my first baby. Worst.Birth.Ever.


 

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