I had one for #3. DS1 was an induction at 38+3 after I started bleeding, DS2 was a spontaneous birth at 38 which was all over in less than four hours from first twinge, so with DD we decided on an induction at 38+3. I had GD so didn't want to go over, and DS2's birthday was close and I didn't want them sharing a birthday.
It went really well. Not as easy as my spontaneous birth and took a bit longer than we expected, but it was great. Waters broken at 9am, I requested synto at 11.30am to get things moving. DD was a bit stubborn and didn't want to join us so despite strong and regular contractions I stayed at 3cm from 11.30 until 3.30 and at that point I had a shot of pethidine. DD arrived 90 minutes later with only two pushes.
Out of my three births I felt the best and recovery was a breeze.
I would really like to thank the ladies that have replied.
I have been in inner turmoil ever since I discovered an induction may be possible.
You have all given me the confidence to go to my dr confident that I won't be asking for an impossible ask.
As most researching induction, I was terrified of the cascade of intervention and every other horror story out there. It was very difficult to find any info on situations such as mine.
Again I thank you with all my being for helping me and telling me your stories.
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