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    Default Induction question

    If I'm
    Induced and need to be monitored is this going to prevent me from
    Showering during labour even if I have the internal monitor?

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    It would depend on your hospital, but I spent my whole induced labour in the shower, I wasn't taking no for an answer. They ended up just using a Doppler every 10 min and told me if my baby showed any signs of distress then I would have to get straight out. Had a csection so fighting for a shower labour was very worth it.

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    I was induced twice (once I had the internal monitor) and both times I was not allowed to go in the water. There is one that is waterproof (check with your hospital).

    Both labours I was able to go to the toilet and I found labouring there really comfortable despite the monitors (and drip).

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    yea - depends on hospy and your ob.

    some places/doctors wont even let you off the bed.

    See if you can get a hand shower - that way your partner can hold it just towards your lower back or wherever and can possibly avoid the cords.

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    I was induced but wasn't allowed to because of the monitoring. Mind, I'm glad I was monitored as my son went into distress each time they turned the syntocin drip on/up, so I ended up labouring naturally. They were going to let me use the fit ball, except I had pethidine so was way to drowsy to use it.. They also let me go to the toilet, but they didn't wheel the monitor in. They just disconnected it

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    I was induced and was allowed to shower up until 15 hours then asked for a epidural!


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    I was induced and was allowed to shower up until 15 hours then asked for a epidural then it was all laying down as bubba was being monitored


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    Was allowed to shower with syntocinon drip. The only time I wasn't allowed to was when they wanted to monitor me for the first 10 mins of starting the drip.

    3 hrs with drip & no pain relief got to 6cm. Started epidural, half n hour later reached 10cm. It was what helped speed up my labour!


 

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