Induced both times at 39 weeks not for medical reasons. Loved it.
1st 8hrs, pethadine, 8.7pounds
2nd 3.5hrs no drugs 9.4pounds.
Both without intervention. 1st no tears, 2nd 1st degree tear.
1st was gel twice then waters broken
2nd was waters broken then the drip.
I enjoyed my labours/births to me I did really well and I am proud of how I managed.
We had very good reasons for this as we lived hours from any hospital that could deliver a baby. We were comfortable with our decision and it worked out well. I don't mind having another or going naturally.
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25-01-2012 07:31 #31
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25-01-2012 07:35 #32Senior Member
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I was induced at 40+10. I really think my body wasn't ready, as I hadn't even had a braxton hicks contraction prior to that or any other labour signs.
I was given the tape, then the drip, then they broke the waters.
The drip impaired my ability to labour freely. Then when they broke the waters tehre was a bit of blood, so they put on a monitor (goes on baby's head inside), which further impaired my movement.
After hours of painful contractions with almost no dilation, I asked for pain relief and the midwife recommended an epidural. I am grateful for it, in the circumstances, as I don't think my labour would have progressed as I couldn't handle them turning up the syntocin drip, but after the epidural, they turned it up, and I dilated quickly.
I pushed for ages, but just couldn't seem to get him out (was fairly impaired with epidural) so I asked them for assistance. They used the suction, and also gave me an episiotomy as the doctor said I would tear badly.
while the hospital did not push the drugs or the vacuum delivery, I think their original push for a post dates induction led to the interventions.
(my son was posterior, but turned well into the labour, so that probably made the pre epidural contractions worse as well)
25-01-2012 07:38 #33has left the building
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Induced at 40+10 and no intervention. Was given gel to prepare for the induction in the morning but gave birth a couple hours later (i assume this still counts as an induction) - easy, fast labour.
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25-01-2012 08:23 #34Senior Member
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#1 Induced at 41+5 - gels only - no intervention needed and gas for pain relief
#2 Natural labour at 40+6 - gas, epidural for pain relief, attempted vacuum extraction and bub born with shoulder dystocia
#3 Induced at 38w - gels, ARM and Synto for induction - gas for pain relief, no intervention
#4 Induced at 38w - gels, ARM and Synto for induction - gas for pain relied, no intervention
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25-01-2012 08:30 #35
Induced at 40wks due to high bp, baby got stuck, csection.
I believe intervention to be necessary and hate statistics such as '1/3 women in aus are induced and have csections', where in the past without intervention the mortality and morbidity rate was so high, now we almost avoid this.
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25-01-2012 08:36 #36Senior Member
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I've had three inductions- at 40+5 (but DD wasn't born until 41 weeks), 38+4 and 39+2. Twice I had gel, and all three times I had ARM, synto and epidural. My first induction (post 40 weeks) was the only one I needed vacuum.
25-01-2012 09:09 #37Senior Member
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I had an ARM induction at 42 weeks. I had had a lot of pre-labour and was already 2-3cms dilated (had been for about 2 weeks).
I had a short, intense labour with no intervention other than an episiotomy after over an hour of pushing.
25-01-2012 09:18 #38
41+3. Again 41+4. Again 41+5. On 41+6 nothing was happening so I was told I needed a caesarean at 42 weeks.
So yeah, intervention... because the damn thing didn't work!
25-01-2012 09:27 #39
39+2 for BP issues and a large bleed... Had one lot of gel and then the next day waters broken and drip put in. Labour was 1hr 40min and no complications
39+2 because my water broke and nothing was happening, so had drip put in another shortish labour and no complications..
25-01-2012 09:50 #40
Induced at 38+6 due to PE. My body was not ready to have the baby so it took 2 lots of gel and a drip to get me into labour
Ended up with forceps delivery after baby getting stuck.
Although induction/forceps delivery was not my ideal labour outcome it doesn't bother me as I have my DD.
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