I saw my Ob today and she has booked me in for an induction on Monday due to low amniotic fluid (I am 37 weeks today). When I saw her last week she said that we would need to keep an eye on it as it was on the low side, however I was not expecting her to say this today – apparently there is even less fluid there now.
This is my fourth baby and the first time this has ever happened. I have been so fortunate to have had 3 spontaneous labours and vaginal deliveries, with my last 2 both being drug-free and less than 3 hours in duration. Although I trust my Ob (she cared for me during the last pregnancy) I just have a general concern that sometimes medical professionals are too quick to intervene when it comes to birthing babies. I asked her today whether we could wait another week and monitor the situation, but she was adamant that things had deteriorated since last week and she wanted to get bubs out sooner rather than later.
Has anyone else experienced this, and what was the outcome? Does an induced labour really hurt more than a spontaneous labour? And did your induction result in a C-section?
The Ob said she would start with breaking my waters and then get me up and moving about to see if that would be enough to kick-start contractions, and if not she might try some gel. She said she would try and avoid the drip… it all just sounds so terrifying to me and I am getting so worked up about it I don’t know what to do…