So things are going a bit pear shaped here. After two weeks of saying to my birth centre midwife that I wasn't feeling confident about movements (but definitely still getting them) they took me to see a registrar who recommended starting induction that night (40+6).
I said no and as a compromise came back in the morning 40+7 or 41weeks.
12 hrs of cervidril, lots of tightenings/contractions and painful pressure down low and at the end my cervix was still posterior and closed.
So they attempted to insert the balloon catheter instead.
Tried three different forceps to reach my cervix, had to call an extra Dr, four attempts and eventually they stopped because the pain was making me distressed (even on gas).
I feel like I got on this roller coaster by accident and if I'm not careful I'll end up with a cesar...
Has anyone else had a failed induction?
I had no idea it would be so traumatic just getting started - nothing has ever felt so traumatic as those balloon attempts (not egg pick up awake or four wisdom teeth removed awake or anything).
I was in shock afterwards and they gave me sleeping pills.
Anyone else been in this experience?
It's so overwhelming I thought id be having a water birth. Makes me feel like I should have kept my mouth shut.
This evening a midwife said as long as I get ten movements A DAY then the baby is fine. I've ways had more than that so I'm just not sure how I ended up here and yet I'm afraid to trust myself and afraid to not press ahead. The induction path seems so rushed...
Appreciate any advice people can offer.
Later this morning they will give me a gel and I think I'd like to ask to have two goes at that just to slow things the heck down.