Op, every one is different. Like the above post my induction story isn't great. I was induced because I was 2 weeks overdue. I had gels, the drip and they broke my waters. I gave birth to my 10 pound baby 34 hours after the gels were inserted. He is my first bub. I won't go into to much detail, pm if you want to know more.
What helped me was the epidural. It allowed me relax and dilate. If it wasn't for the epi I would have had a c section. Fwiw I've heard more positive induction stories than negative ones.
Good luck. I hope it all goes really well for you.
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27-08-2013 07:32 #21
27-08-2013 07:55 #22
I was given the gel Monday night around 9pm. I was 2cm dilated and had my waters broken around 8am and had the syntocin drip. Contractions were bearable using gas for around 5 hours when they started back to back and extremely intense I had an epidural. After being in labour for over 7 hours I was only 5cms and bubs was in distress which resulted in an emergency cs.
27-08-2013 08:10 #23
I didn't get the gel with DS because I was already 2cm dilated.
I went in at 8am, my OB broke my waters at 10:30am & I started to walk around the hospital, up & down stairs hoping my contractions would start.
They then started the drip at 11:30am & my contractions started right away.
I walked around, bounced around on my exercise ball, got into the tub around 4pm with the gas hose in my hands, ended up with an epidural at 9pm because DS got into an awkward position & I was too stressed out to dilate any further. I dilated to 10cm 10 minutes later & had a rest for until 11pm.
Started pushing at 11pm & pushed for 2 hours. Delivered DS at 1:15am.
27-08-2013 08:20 #24
I thought I would have to wait for another lot of gel in the morning but they said I was hypersensitive to the gel.
My waters didn't break until the last minute and they broke naturally.
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27-08-2013 09:32 #27Senior Member
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Unfortunately, many health care providers don't provide accurate information and just based on the statements that 1) they don't like going 10 days over and 2) they will induce you an extra 3 days earlier because of a weekend makes me question that they are using evidence based medicine.
Good luck with the accupuncture.
27-08-2013 09:48 #28
27-08-2013 10:14 #29
Hi just an idea but my friend was over due and she actually went to see a physio who did some pressure points that can bring on labour no joke 2 hours later her waters broke , I was induced with my first and didn't find it traumatic I think if you go in relaxed and to know what is going on and semi what to expect and you just go with the flow and stay positive things will be ok . Definitely worth checking out these pressure points though good luck
27-08-2013 10:50 #30Senior Member
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I know I'm going to get shot down in flames for this....but here goes.....
OP if you are comfortable being induced, try not to worry to much about the negative stories and stats etc. there are an awful lot of people who are VERY anti-induction, and granted some of them for good reasons understandably........however.....no two births are the same and there are plenty of very positive and fantastic stories out there (almost all ppl I have spoken with who have been induced have a similar, happy, intervention free ending to me) and I think ppl often end up scaring others unnecessarily into feeling it will end up in a C-section.
There's no way of knowing that until you get there and there are pros and cons to everything including induction etc.
So, relax, enjoy, keep going with your acupuncture and tea etc, and take every step as it comes.
For the record, I am not saying everyone should be induced post dates, just that if you are comfortable with your OBs judgement, no reason to panic or jump to assumptions.
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