I'm quite a while from needing to worry about this, but have a couple of questions for the induction peeps out there and for those who refused it.
I was induced the first time round due to being 2 weeks over and I never ever want to go thru that again (unless absolutely necessary)
So for those who were induced previously cause you were overdue, did anyone go natural for subsequent pregnancies? Is it possible?
And secondly, I have told the middies that I want to avoid induction as much as possible this time, but they said they will only let you go to 14 days. Did anyone flat out refuse induction, and go over the 14 days and have a healthy bub? Any consequences?
Thanks in advance. I can't tell you how much I don't want to be induced.
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01-07-2012 19:34 #1
Couple of induction q's
01-07-2012 19:40 #2
I'm sorry your induction was such a bad experience. I was induced with both of mine and had wonderful births so it is possible that if it came to that again for you that it can be a great birth. My friends mum was 4 weeks overdue with her and had a natural and healthy baby. All the best
01-07-2012 19:42 #3Senior Member
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Ultimately they can't stop you. If you turn up at a public hospital in labour, then they have to assist you.
I was induced at 10 days over and I found a lot of pressure (had a horrible induction, and like you, I don't want to do it again) from the hospital. They present it like you have to do it.
But if you go post dates again, and you're worried, then I think there are things you can do to check the placenta, like a scan or more regularly monitoring.
I have been thinking about this a bit lately as I'm due in September and am expecting to go over again.
Hopefully it's a moot point and you don't go over! Good luck.
01-07-2012 19:48 #4
Subscribing as I was induced last time too and absolutely do not want to be this time!
01-07-2012 19:51 #5
Yes i been induced for being overdue and than gone onto having others spontaneously. Just because you went overdue by 14 days doesn't mean you will with the next.
Yes people do go over by more than 14 days, I would highly recommend that you have close monitoring if you choose that route.
01-07-2012 20:00 #6
01-07-2012 20:08 #7Senior Member
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#1 I was induced at 10 days over (their limit)
#2 I was induced at 6 days over
#3 I TOLD the doctor I would not consider induction until I was 14 days over, and then I might consider it. He argued and said their cut-off is 10 days over. I said no. So he reluctantly agreed to let me go 14 days over with monitoring in the 40th and 41st week, and then re-assess at 14 days. Anyhoo, I didn't make it that far, I went into spontaneous labour at 8 days over and had a wonderful birth.
But my point is, they can't MAKE you go in for an induction. They will try and bully you into it but it is your choice.
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01-07-2012 20:10 #8
Cmf that is great news!! That makes me feel very confident
01-07-2012 20:44 #9Senior Member
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1- was induced at 40+6 and was ok but not wonderful at all
2 due to go in at 40+10 but went in by myself at 8 days over. I was convinced I was going to be induced again.
much better going in on your own. Good luck
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01-07-2012 21:02 #10
I was induced at 38+3 in my first (GD on insulin) and it was long and uncomfortable and the epidural was SO hard to recover from and overall I wasn't happy. I knew it was necessary and I don't dispute that at all, but it wasn't a pleasant way to go through labour for me.
I was induced at 39+2 with my 2nd (GD, not on insulin, big bub). I fought not to be induced SO hard and ended up in hospital overnight at 38+5 with pre-labour pains that went nowhere. It was a really good labour though. So different from my first. I avoided an epidural til I *really* needed it (quick, intense labour ... well 4 hours from waters broken to full dilated) and then the epidural was light enough to take away the pain, but I could still move around quite a bit (in bed). When the epidural wore off I was up pretty quickly and happy with that! I was glad I chose the epidural cause my dd got stuck at her shoulders (only mildly, but did need forceps) and I did need stitching, so both were easier with the epidural.
So, my point is that not all inductions are bad. And 2nd labours are usually quicker & easier than 1st labours, so I hope yours is too!
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