How long did it take you to deliver after being induced?

Brooke - posted on 10/08/2011 ( 33 moms have responded )

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From the time you were induced to the time you delivered, how long did it take?

My daughter, 19 hrs
My son, 35 hrs

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Krista - posted on 10/11/2011

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I was induced at 8am on a Thursday, and nothing really happened until my water broke at 7pm that night. And even then, I didn't start dilating until I had an epidural and was able to relax a bit from the Pitocin Contractions From Hell (tm). My son was born at 1:15am.

Kelly - posted on 10/10/2011

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I'm a labor & delivery nurse. It all depends on why ur being induced, is ur cervix favorable, how many wks u r, etc. There r so many factors that could matter. If ur body was ready it might b very quick but if not I've had women being induced for 3 days. Good luck.

Kandie - posted on 10/10/2011

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My oldest (not induced) total labor was 48 hours, my second (not induced) was about 18 hours labor. My third was induced, from the time the IV was put in until she was born was 6 hours, labor itself only about 4 hours. But for me it was 2 stressful being induced, if I could go back in time, I wouldn't do again!!

Aimee - posted on 10/13/2011

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It took me 32 hours and 2 epidurals. And I had only dialated to 4 cm. Finally the Dr on call came to her senses and gave me a c-section. Thank god!!! I was begging for one. The epidurals never even numbed me all the way. If I had to do it again, I would be put out completely because I could feel them start to cut me when they started the c-section. But I was happy To have it over and have a healthy little boy after all that. Hope yours goes better!

Kathy - posted on 10/11/2011

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I was induced and had my daughter 29 hours later. My advice - dont get induced unless it is medically neccesary. ;).

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Ashlee - posted on 04/16/2013

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my first born i had him naturally, I was due yesterday with my second boy and he not here by friday they are going to take him @ 7

Ciara - posted on 10/13/2011

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I was induced with my daughter at 38 wks .. i was induced first at 9pm, then again at 4 am, they broke my waters at 10am and i had her had 6:01 pm.. contractions started the minute theybroke my waters

Michelle - posted on 10/11/2011

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The one I was induced with was my quickest by far but he ended up with jaundice because of the quick delivery. I also didn't have time for any pain relief.
I guess it depends on how ready your body is. I was fully effaced when I was induced and 7 days overdue.

Janet - posted on 10/10/2011

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i was induced with my first daughter. it was total of 8 hours from inducement to her birth. i wasn't induced with my second daughter but from first signs of labour pains to birth was a total of 1 hour and 50 minutes

Kalpana - posted on 10/10/2011

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I went in on thursday and my oldest came out on monday night!! thats 5 days!! second one went in on thursday and he came out on sunday night. that's 4 days. both induced and both very comfortable. I had to be induced cos' I was 41 weeks and baby was getting big, both of them went past 41 weeks of pregnancy.

Jessica - posted on 10/10/2011

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I went in Sunday Jan 10th 2010 at 8:00p.m and didn't have my daughter until 7:15 am Tuesday Jan 12th 2010 by c section, so approximately 24 hrs.

Sonya - posted on 10/10/2011

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4 days!!, Gel x2 on friday, foley catherder sat, sunday iv put in waters broken by midwife and 23 hours later my daughter was born...

Kimberly - posted on 10/10/2011

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51 hours! After my water broke they induced me because i wasn't progressing on my own, we call it the lost weekend.

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My mom was induced w/ me (almost 35 years ago) and it took 20 minutes!

My twins were induced around 8am and we had an semi-emergency c-section at 1pm.

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They used a folly to start things, so starting with that it was 37 hours, and then my daughter went into major distress and I had an emergancy c-section. I was only 5 cm at that point.

Kathryn - posted on 10/10/2011

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I was not induced with any of mine, my 1st labor was 8hrs, the 2nd about 3hrs and my last was an hour

Lisa - posted on 10/10/2011

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Maybe I should just be quiet here....LOL my son was induced and I was in labor a little over 5 hours....

Kristin - posted on 10/10/2011

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about 20 hours and had already been in labor for 2 days prior to being induced

Bethany - posted on 10/10/2011

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Well, I wasn't induced and took no pain medication...but my water broke at 9:22pm and I had the baby at 12:03am. So 2 1/2 hours. Inducing doesn't always make it go faster.... :-) I had my 2nd one at home in a birthing tub :)

Minnie - posted on 10/09/2011

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Four hours. Interestingly enough, I went into labor spontaneously with my second, and that labor totaled four hours as well.

Bonnie - posted on 10/09/2011

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I wasn't induced with my first, but it took 9 hours and 45 mintues. I was induced with my second and it took 4.5 hours.

Tara - posted on 10/09/2011

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Hi there I was induced at 7:30 p.m. with my son, and my water broke at 3:30 in the morning, then had him at 12:52 p.m........ so..around 18 hours

Kimberly - posted on 10/09/2011

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17.5 hours but it ended with emergency c-section found out afterwards my pelvis is too small to ever give birth naturally

Michelle - posted on 10/08/2011

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I was only induced with #2 and from start to finish was 1.5 hours. From the first contraction to when he was born was 50 mins!!!!
Even the midwives were surprised at how quickly I went, they weren't ready for him. They had told me to go for a walk when they started the induction then told me after that it was just as well I didn't, otherwise I would have had him in the gardens :-)

Tara - posted on 10/08/2011

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With my 1st daughter I was induced twice. I hadn't gone into full labour after 4 days the first time so they sent me home. I went to almost 43 weeks then they induced again - took about 50 hours - 35 to go into full labour and 15 until delivery.

With my 2nd girl they were going to induce me because I was almost 42 weeks but my water broke spontaneously - that one was 6 hours from the time my water broke until I had her :)

Amy - posted on 10/08/2011

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With my son in wasn't induced, I was with my daughter, start to finish 9 hours.

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