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    MM were you private or public? I have a feeling this "convenience" option wouldn't be suggested publically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmyB View Post
    MM were you private or public? I have a feeling this "convenience" option wouldn't be suggested publically.
    Public.
    I would have turned it down anyway, i felt happy that if i did end giving birth before i got to hospital that i would be okay. I would recommend researching what to do if you did go in labour and didn't make it to hospital though.
    To me it's just what you said a 'convenience' option - i guess you have to decide is it for your best interests or theirs?

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    Default Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    I'm worried about having a quick birth too. This will be my third and my second was so fast I was hysterical and my baby went into distress too. Made it to the hospital with 20 mins to spare last time so I have been looking into the option of an induction too. Before going down that path I think I might research ways to slow down labour if that's possible

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    Default Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    I had an induction with my last
    For the same reasons, prior birth was 1.5hrs and we live 2 hours drive from the hospital, bearing in mind winding country roads with lots of kangaroos between us and hospital. OB an I agreed that induction was best at 39weeks

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    Default Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    My first 2 babes were induced, my 3rd came naturally. 12 hrs, 1 hr 21, 2 hr 55.
    I'd do the natural labour every day for a year > an induction personally. They really aren't fun.
    Mine were both post dates so we didn't have any latching difficulty thankfully.

    I mean in the end it's up to you, but it would be a shame to have an induction and then have a cascade of intervention, which is highly possible. (my first induction = CS, second bub went into distress and it was forceps)

    Not sure if it's just me but the forced contractions from the drip were a nightmare compared to the naturally occurring ones!

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    Default Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    I was induced at 39+2 and my labour was awful, I ended up pushing for 3 hours and had an episiotomy and a ventouse delivery - something I was hoping to avoid. I put it down to the fact that bub just wasn't ready. I had PE, which was the reason for the induction, I would never have agreed otherwise.

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    Default Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    Also, this is my only bub so I have nothing to compare it to - but after the gels were inserted I was flung straight into it, there was no time for my body to ease into it or whatever. It sucked, the contractions were horrible for the very start.

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    Default Fast first labour - offered induction this time.

    Quote Originally Posted by EmyB View Post
    True however I'm in the minority here on bubhub I think in that I have a lot of faith in the medical profession. There is no way I'm NOT having my baby in a hospital with tertiary neonatal services. I wish I could be comfortable with a home birth but it's just not who I am.
    I too wish I could be comfortable with a home birth. It must be such a beautiful experience when everything goes to plan but I too am far more at ease giving birth in a hospital. I recently heard of a lady who lost her baby at a home birth because there were complications the midwife wasn't able to handle. They said there was a good chance they would've been able to save the baby if she was in hospital. In saying that I really admire people that have the courage to do it at home. I certainly don't!

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    both my pregnancies were induced. 1st due too p.e toxemia. 2nd was offered. No regrets! Both healthy babies went home the next day & this was in public hospital.

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    I was induced at 38+3 after I started bleeding and my hindwaters were leaking. DS was born 8 hours after waters were broken, 4 hours after I was given syntocinon. He was fine, but we did have a few issues with his feeding which were sorted very quickly. Not much we could have done about his date of birth - the induction was neccessary and he was definitely ready to come, after I was put on the drip there was no need for any further intervention.

    I did have peth but didn't find the birth all that tough -I mean, yes, there were tough moments, but if an induced labour is worse than a natural labour it will be interesting to see how I go next time (if I have a natural labour).

    Try lots of natural ways to induce labour - sex, walking, curries... (I did all of that in the 48 hours before DS was born), and be guided by your body. Good luck!


 

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