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    Default Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    Quote Originally Posted by EmyB View Post
    I don't know what you mean by 36 weeks (the induction would be 38-38.5 weeks probably).... but there's nothing wrong with having a baby at 38 weeks, pregnancy is considered term from 37 weeks.

    Think she means that your dates can often be a bit out and what the hospital considers 38 weeks may in reality be closer to 36 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummajugs28 View Post
    Don't worry about the people who are giving you reasons as to why you shouldn't do it.
    Thanks so much for sharing your experience Mummajugs! I would probably avoid the cervadil tape/gels also. Honestly I really am a big of a natural birth nut so this is quite out of character for me haha. The only thing I would be totally happy with is ARM if my cervix was favourable and I had started to dilate, because rupture of membranes is how labour kicked off with my DS1.

    Also, I am actually very grateful for people to argue against me, theirs are the most valuable opinions because they believe differently to me. Having people just come on and say "yeah do it" is not going to be helpful to me, know what I mean?
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    Whadda ya know I found it

    My mistake though, the figures are for first time mothers being induced:
    - 24.6% instrument delivery
    - 30.4% emergency CS
    - 44.9% vaginal

    http://www.smh.com.au/national/steep...715-1hhtp.html
    Coolio. Yeah if this was my first labour I would absolutely not be induced, I agree with you there. Although I would still be interested to see how different they are to non-induced first time labours (a topic for another thread perhaps!).

    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I agree with this.. I had my first Ds at 38+2. My labour was all natural and 1.5 hours long.
    Second ds was born at 38+2 as well but my labour was 3.5 hours long.
    Everyone seemed to think i would be in for a super quick labour based on the first. Didn't turn out that way though.


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    I would still consider 3.5 hours pretty quick. In my situation it would certainly be a rush. Any tips on what you did to prepare for a possible fast second labour?

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    Default Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    I can't believe your ob offered this to be honest..

    My first labour was spontaneous prem at 31 weeks and was 12 hours from first twinge to baby in my arms. With my second I had threatened pre term labour from 33 weeks but she arrived after membranes were ruptured at 6cm dilated (they were 'bulging' apparently) when I was 36 weeks after 45 mins of labour.
    My third baby I was concerned about how fast labour would be and we had about 5 false alarm visits in the last 9 weeks but induction was never mentioned.
    DS ended up being delivered in the ambulance in the hospital driveway.

    I guess an induction would be kind of helpful for organising kids and ensuring bubs is born at hospital but for me the risks associated with induction outweigh the chance that an ambulance won't make it in time.
    To be honest I'm not really fazed if bub is born at home, as long as there is medical assistance either on hand or close by.
    Last edited by 2girls1boyplus1; 17-08-2012 at 20:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maria02 View Post
    Think she means that your dates can often be a bit out and what the hospital considers 38 weeks may in reality be closer to 36 weeks.
    Oh fair enough. Well I actually have the exact day of DTD (hubby was working away hahaha) so give or take 5 days I know when bub was conceived. Also an early scan matched this, and it matched my cycle dates. I actually over estimated my cycle length to the obs (didn't want to be considered "overdue" unnecessarily) so I have a suspicion my actual due date is ~39+5 anyhoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2girls1boyplus1 View Post
    I can't believe your ob offered this to be honest..
    Why?

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    Default Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    Maybe you should just plan for a he birth and skip all the travel ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maria02 View Post
    Think she means that your dates can often be a bit out and what the hospital considers 38 weeks may in reality be closer to 36 weeks.
    Yep this is what I meant

    I know your first child may have been ready at 38 weeks but that doesn't mean this baby will be ready. I personally just don't think I would induce because I may have a quick labour. At 38 weeks your baby could need another 4 weeks growing, they say pregnancy lasts 37-42 weeks remember that's a lot of brain and lung development waiting to happen personally I would rather my baby did that inutero where it's meant to happen not in a hummidy crib.

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    Default Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    Quote Originally Posted by EmyB View Post
    Why?
    Just because my doc convinced me so thoroughly that it was a bad idea

    I was exhausted by 35 weeks with ds after 7 weeks of "false" labour and contractions due to an irritable uterus and he wouldn't even consider it when I asked him if he could do anything while being discharged yet again at 38 weeks after a false alarm. I was 4-5cm dilated according to 2 midwives and everything was favorable for ARM (again according to midwives) but he convinced me that the risks of cord prolapse, complications, blah blah blah, were
    all too high.

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    Default Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    To be honest it sounds like your mind is made up, but FWIW I would never agree to it. ARM or any other method. Unless there was a reason to do with bubs health.

    DH works underground and will take 4 hours to get to the surface and then to either home or the hospital and although I am certainly worried that my labour may be quicker than this, I would never make my baby come before he/she was ready just for what seems like a convenience.

    We have so much in our lives these days planned and on a schedule, surely child birth at the very least should be left to its own devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmyB View Post
    Oh fair enough. Well I actually have the exact day of DTD (hubby was working away hahaha) so give or take 5 days I know when bub was conceived. Also an early scan matched this, and it matched my cycle dates. I actually over estimated my cycle length to the obs (didn't want to be considered "overdue" unnecessarily) so I have a suspicion my actual due date is ~39+5 anyhoo.
    Babies are not machines who all take the same gestation to develop and grow ie. apples on a tree don't all ripen at exactly the same time- you wouldn't pick all the apples on a tree at the same time just because one was ripe. That's the point I'm trying to make

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