I was kept overnight after gel because my first bub was born in under three hours. The midwife said usually they send women home. Good thing too, the gel sent my into labour pretty quickly
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11-03-2013 23:59 #21Senior Member
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12-03-2013 00:38 #22Senior Member
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I had first lot of gels at 9pm on the Wednesday night and second lot the next morning at 10:30am, and I stayed in hospital. My obstetrician came in to do an internal examination and the gels apparently had reacted badly because I absolutely could not cope with the exam, so in order for him to break my waters he said I'd need an epidural (which I wanted anyway for labour although they made me let it wear off for pushing baby out). After the epi he went to break my waters but didn't need the hook, just his hand apparently. At that stage I couldn't feel anything, it was great!
I had the syntocinon drip put in after epi, went from 1cm to 8cm in two hours, but then things slowed down and nothing happened for another 5 hours.
I feel I had a good induction experience (pretty sure the early epidural helped as i didnt have to cope with hours of painful contractions) and I hope you have the same.
Last edited by LauraH80; 12-03-2013 at 00:40.
12-03-2013 02:03 #23
Everyone's reaction to inducing is different and where I went they keep you in to monitor incase you are one of the lucky ones it works on first time.
I had tape wed morning followed by 2 lots of gel. I had very mild contractions but no dilation. They then tried ARM but due to many internals it was very painful, so I used gas for it, then onto syntocin - suffice to say my little one was stubborn but arrived on the Friday.
Good luck with it
Last edited by Mmumm; 12-03-2013 at 05:58.
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