I am 35 weeks pregnant. The doctor wants to induce me at 38 weeks due to me having gestational diabetes and being on insulin. I am going to try and push that out to 39 weeks cause I feel I have more chance of my cervix being ready and hopefully less chance of an uncomfortable induction. From my limited reading I think there are one of two scenarios...
1. Cervix is ready - they break my waters using some kind of hook
2. Cervix is not ready - they give me some kind of gel tampon
I was wondering if under both scenarios I should expect to stay in hospital overnight. That must potentially mean I don't go home until I have had the bub right?
And if anyone had "the hook" used...was it very uncompfortable? I am one of those girls who barely tolerates pap smears and when I had my first bub I found the internal examinations really uncompfortable.
Any insights would be most welcome!