stella marie (06-07-2014)
good luck Stella Marie
My first DS was all natural but DS2 was 13 days late so had to be induced.
I'm surprised your ob is starting with breaking your waters? From what I was told it's gel first, then breaking of waters if nothing happens and then if that doesn't work, drip.
I was actually offered 2 gels if the first didn't work.
Lucky for me the first one worked within 10 mins and hub was born 1hr 20 mins later! Yes it was full on! Contractions did come harder and faster but I did still manage drug free and natural delivery.
I was also petrified of Csection.
Good luck today Stellamarie! I just wanted to add to be cautious with an early 2nd dose of the gel if they offer it again rather early on. Enjoy meeting your baby!!!
Hi all, Thanks again for all your replies – I really appreciate the stories shared and hearing other peoples’ experiences – it really helped me to stay positive.My beautiful baby girl finally made an appearance at 1.55am on the 8th of July – 18 hrs after the start of the induction process! Unfortunately, things did not go quite according to plan. They broke my waters and gave me a few hours (where I walked and walked and walked)… but to no avail. She was just not ready to come out and there was no sign of any contractions. Later in the afternoon they started the syntocinon drip … which is when things went bad. She came out posterior with a hyperextension of the neck. I won’t go into all the details here as I am still trying to process my own feelings on her birth but I will say is that it did sadly turn into the cascade of intervention that I feared, although I did not need a caesarean which is one positive, I suppose. I am also trying to stay focused on the outcome – my gorgeous, healthy 3kg baby girl… she is very lovely!
Congratulations Stella Marie !!!
I am sorry about your birth.
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