Emily - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )
So far I'm 11 days overdue with my fourth child.
I'm booked in for Friday morning when I'll be two weeks over and am TERRIFIED!
I was late 9 and 10 days late with my other three children and after a cervix stretch went into labour on my own and had great experiences with them all.
My other children are 12, 10 and 7 so there is quite a big gap between my last and this one.
I felt like I handled my other labours really well and didn't use any type of drug for pain relief. I used a TENS machine with my second and third and drugs honestly didn't even enter my mind.
So now that it's starting to look more likely that I'll be induced with this one I'm feeling really worried about needing pain relief or other types of intervention, like forceps or even a ceasarean. I've read that things like that are more common when you are induced. I have hired another TENS machine but I'm worried it wont be enough to help me cope with the stronger contractions induction produces.
So has anyone had both a natural and an induced labour that they can compare? How different is it? I really want honest opinions, Thanks heaps :o)