i was induced with my DD due to gestational diabetes at 38+2 started monday morning at 7.30am. had cervidil and 2 lots of gel which really did nothing except a few contractions. on the thursday morning 11.30am i had dilated just enough for the dr to break my water. i was then given a drip which i forget what it was called to get things moving. things moved quite quickly for a first baby and she was born at 4.45pm that arvo. i was in active labor for 2hrs.
i will be induced again with my 2nd bub for gestational diabetes and have been told that the OBGYN will not let me go past 39 weeks as the placenta often starts failing at this point.
Yes being induced is quite intense but id rather a quick intense labor than a long drawn out labor.
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08-05-2012 19:36 #11Senior Member
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also my OB told me they only induced early in the day so they have a full staff of specialists just incase there are any complications which can happen
08-05-2012 19:42 #13
I was induced at 40+8. I had to go in at 7pm for the prostin gel. I was 3cm at that point. They kept me in overnight after the gel. I was 5cm at 5.30 am when they took me to birth suite from the ward (I wasn't feeling contractions), and they ruptured my membranes and started the synto drip. My son was born at 2.40pm.
08-05-2012 19:44 #14
1st induction (1st baby) gel at 5pm easy labour had her at 11 am.
2nd induction (3rd bub) due to labour stalling Drip at 10 pm had her 10 am good labour
3rd induction (6th bub) cervidil early arvo, hypo simulated (7 in 10 minutes all over 60 sec long and only 1 cm dilated) had to lay still while still contracting for 12 hours than had drip and ARM at 11am had him at 8;30 pm. Worst labour ever.
08-05-2012 20:34 #15
I was induced with both my children.
Ds - was morning I had gel, contractions came and went, gel again that night, nothing, then broke waters in the morning and it was on. He was born at 4:50pm (8hour labour from when real contractions started) had pethidine.
Dd- induced in the morning and born at 1:07pm (3.5hours) Pain relief drugs free
Both were great births and both were large babies born at 39 weeks for non medical reasons and they were happy to induce second time as I had been induced before and it went well.
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08-05-2012 21:38 #16
I was induced with my last 2 babies.
DD2 I went in late afternoon to have the gel inserted, the plan was to then go home and see how things progressed and come back in at 9 am the next day. However they said I was already 2 - 3 cm dilated and didn't need the gel. I went in at 9am, had my waters broken about 10am and D2 was born 2 hours later.
DD3 I went in to the hospital at 7am, had my waters broken about 8am and she arrived 1 hour 20 minutes later.
I liked going in first thing in the morning, it was easier to get up and prepare myself rather than have to fill in the day waiting. DD1 was born in the middle of the night and DH and I found her birth much harder, I know you can't always choose these things, but getting up first thing after a good nights sleep was much easier!
08-05-2012 21:47 #17
It depends how you are being induced.
I was induced by having my waters broken. I knew that gave me 12 hours before they would want to send me for a c/s. My induction began at 8.30am and birth was just after 4pm.
08-05-2012 22:00 #18
With Jasper I had prostiglandin suppository (I think that's what it's called? The Paper tampon thing. Lol) at 11pm (was supposed to be 6pm but Jasper didn't stay still long enough to get a base line for his heart rate.
Didn't work so next day around 2-3pm and tightenings started almost immediately.
9am though they broke my waters and put in the drip and he was born at 5:25 by csection, but probably only had a couple of hours to go if he was born naturally (undiagnosed breech!!!)
Every labour is different and everyone responds differently to the intervention so go with what you think might work best.
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