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    Default Induction with balloon technique vbac

    I need to be delivered between 36-37 weeks. This was suppose to be my vbac. They won't induce the normal way for first time labours with the gel. But have said if I have a soften cervix at 36 weeks they could use the balloon catheter technique
    Has anyone been induced this way? What was the outcome? What does it involve?

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    thye attempted this with me but I was not dilated enougha nd it was painful for me, Its not painful for everyone though I was just super anxious, it is a great method of induction when it can be done properly. I do hope that it goes smoothly for you.

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    How far along were you?

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    I was induced with the catheter - it was my first pregnancy though and I was 41wks so a bit of a different situation.

    I didn't find it too painful - more uncomfortable and awkward - particularly when going to the bathroom. I had it put in at about 9pm and they left it till 10am the next day. The midwife checked it and I had dilated enough for it to be removed. She said sometimes they need to tape it to your leg for some extra pressure and leave it for another 6 hrs.

    After the catheter was removed they broke my waters and hooked up the syntocin drip and monitors. I was still able to move around but couldn't go in water because of the monitors.

    Labour was fast for me - 5hrs and 45 mins - and I was able to manage my pain with a bit of gas - and a lot of groaning :-)

    Although you're in a slightly different senario I just wanted to let you know that the induction was a positive experience for me and I wish you all the best with your VBAC :-)

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    Thanks I'm at the point of just wanting a cs but really want a vbac still lol

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    I looked into this for my VBAC because it was the only option of induction I would consider if I needed it. In the end I did not need to be induced however if you really want to try for the VBAC I would suggest atleast giving it a try...

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    I had it - was put in a 1pm. Had mild contractions throughout the arvo/evening. Midwife checked at 1 am, gave a slight tug and it popped out! They decided to leave the next step til the following morning. Got the show on the road around 11am, DS was born 10:50pm

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    Just a bump incase someone else has done it


 

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