Scheduled Induction

Tiffanie - posted on 11/02/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I'm scheduled for an induction on Monday (Nov. 5th) This is my first child. Any advice? And what should I expect as far as procedure goes?


Amy - posted on 11/02/2012




When you get to the hospital they will check you in and you will be hooked up to an IV, at that point it becomes a waiting game till contractions begin. You will be hooked up to monitors so they can see what effect the pitocin (sp?) is having on the baby. Contractions while on pitocin have a tendency to be more intense then if your body was contracting on it's own. Doctors and nurses will monitor you closely to see if you are dilating. With inductions there is a higher chance for for csection I'm not entirely sure why but it may have something to do with your body just not being ready and possibly the stress it causes to the baby. I was induced with my second and my labor went just as quick and smoothly as it had with my first. Good luck!

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