Moms that were induced the first time around how was your second L&D?

Stevie - posted on 05/28/2011 ( 37 moms have responded )

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I was induced 9 days overdue because I had dangerously low fluid, no idea why because my water never "broke" also I never had any Braxton Hicks, don't think the baby ever dropped, never lost my mucus plug and the first contractions I felt hit me like a freight train after 12 hours of pitocin and left ne begging for an epidural even though I had been hoping to go natural. The delivery itself was fine I finally allowed them to hook up one if those heart miniters to his poor little head and my cervix went bam 4-9.5 cm in an hour. Thanks to the amazing albeit unwanted epi a half hour if pushing and I finally had my boy exactly 24 hours from the time they started my pitocin so not a bad l&d just not what I expected. Now here I am a year later 32 weeks pregnant and feeling like a first time mom again. I know they say your second labor is much faster/more efficient because your body knows what it's doing but my body didn't have two clues the first time and I'm wondering if this labor will be smooth sailing or more Luke a first labor? I'd also love to hear stories of moms who were induced the first time, how that went and what your second labor was like :)

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Jessica - posted on 06/04/2011

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Being induced with my first was a nightmare! They started me with Cervadil because I was not dilated at all at 6 days overdue. That set off back labor about five hours later, and they couldn't give me anything for the pain. Then once I was ready to push, my doctor called and had the pitocin stopped so my labor would slow down because she was doing something else. Total labor time was about 24 hours, though I only pushed for about 30 minutes.

Now with my daughter, it was a totally different story. My doctor sent me to the hospital because I had been dilated at 3 cm for about a week. They started me on pitocin and actually had to stop it after an hour because my contractions were coming too fast. After about five hours, I pushed for five minutes and she was here. Much easier than the first time by far!!

Lin - posted on 06/02/2011

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I was induced three weeks early due to preclampsia issues. I was on pitocin for 15-16 hours before they decided to give up hope on any further dilation past 3cm and I had a c-section. With the second baby I had problems with preclampsia again in addition to a larger baby (he was basically a 10-pound preemie), but this time was worse so we decided not to mess around with serious risks and had a c-section at 36 weeks 6 days.

Sarah - posted on 05/28/2011

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I was induced with my first daughter at 39 weeks, had her 12 hours later with pitocin. Really only like the last 5 hours were active labor. With my second baby I went into labor on my own on 40 weeks 5 days.... from when my contractions started at home to having her at the hospital it was not even 4 hours. In my case my second was much faster! With my third daughter my water broke at 37 weeks, but I still needed pitocin to regulate things and labor was 9 hours.
Good luck!

Christina - posted on 06/02/2011

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I was induced with my first at 40 weeks because I never dialated. I never did have pitocin but I did have cervadil which started contractions for me. I never felt them, my water broke on its own at 230 AM and I had my daughter at 936 AM. I did have an epidural not because of the labor but because I have a BAD knee and we were concerned of pain with it during the pushing. I had no complications from the epidural at all. I am currently pregnant with my 2nd around 9 weeks and I had not thought about what would happen this time. I would suggest if you haven't already then ask your doctor.

Amy - posted on 12/09/2012

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I want to share this so it may help others facing pushy ob wanting to jump to cs for failure to wait. I am 38 week with #4. First baby my water broke at 35 weeks and not knowing any better I ran to hospital they put me on pit right away. I was 2 cm. after 15 hours on pit I was 2 cm and in so much pain from the contractions. Pit contractions are stronger than regular. They had no epidural policy until 4 cm (whatever) but they gave it to me anyway. After Epi I went from 2-10 and baby out in 40 min.



Baby 2 I was 37 weeks and having contractions for a couple days. I know now they may not have been the real deal but I ran to hospital and of course they monitored me and said oh fetal distress we must induce. I was 2 cm. after 12 hours on pit still only 2 cm. They gave me Epi and again 2-10 in 40 min. (Baby was only 4lb)



Baby 3 water broke 35 weeks and again not knowing any better I ran to hospital and they pit me right away. I was 2 cm. after 8 hours on pit I was still only 2 cm and then I got Epi and went from 2-10 in 40 minutes.



With 4 I am actually a little scared I just simply don't dilate without pit/Epi cocktail.



But I will say this. To those looking for natural birth, and you've had pit, if you are told they want to do a cs due to failure to progress aka dr's failure to just wait, ask for an Epi first. You never know. I know and Epi isn't what you wanted BUT in the end it's WAY better than a cs.



My dr would have his work cut out for him to ever get me to agree to a cs. Avoid it if at all possible dont fall prey to their pressure. Ob is not a baby/labor Dr. Ob is a surgeon. They want to cut. They solve problems by cutting. They get paid more for cutting and can go home faster when they cut.



Hope this helps.

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Stevie - posted on 06/05/2011

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Well a couple days ago I'm pretty sure the baby dropped and every day since I've had some BH contractions. YAY, this is making me feel a little more confident in my body! Thanks for all your stories ♥

Emma - posted on 06/05/2011

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oh and my eldest daugheter never dropped either just midwife said she was bobbing but never engaged but twins definatly dropped the night my waters broke the pressure was enormous!lol!

Emma - posted on 06/05/2011

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with my first i had no signs of labour was 11 days over with her and my waters broke but no contractions so they induced me with the pessary and the drip took 8 and half hours to deliver after i started the drip with my second which was twins my mucous plug went sunday night then my waters broke at 38 weeks and 5 days on the monday had irregular contractions but was not in established labour they were starting and stopping i had to have c section though as one twin was breech hope this helps!

Robyn - posted on 06/04/2011

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I was induced at 35 weeks my first time, i had high blood pressure and had just got over a nasty e coli infection and sepsis that nearly killed us both. she was 5 lbs 1 oz but was healthy and i got to take her home right away. the labor itself wasnt too bad, it was only 4 hours and i was able to get the epidural right away.all they did was give me the first dose of cervidil and thats all it took so my concern the second time was having a precipitous labor and not making it to the hospital in time lol. my second i was scheduled to be induced at 39 weeks because yet again my blood pressure started to creep up. i went in the morning of the induction and she checked me and i was 5 cm already. they didnt give me anything to get labor going as it had already started and didnt know it. i wasnt in any pain for almost all the labor. i made it to 7 in a few hours and then they broke my water. even after that it wasnt painful. i decided to get the epidural cuz she was supposed to be a bigger baby and i didnt wanna feel any pain when she came out. the only pain i had was when i was getting the epidural, one contraction that hurt. 2 hours later i was fully dialated and pushed her out in less than 5 mins.

Vicki - posted on 06/03/2011

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My daughter was 2 weeks (almost) late and so I went in to be induced at 8.30am. I had two tablets inserted, the 1st at 9.30am and the 2nd at about 6pm (the 2nd because the 1st didn't do much although I had started having mild period like pains.)

After the 2nd tablet, contractions kicked in and boy was it painful! By 11pm that night I wanted to climb the walls with pain and all they would give was Paracetamol. They hooked me up to a machine to monitor the baby's heart rate and said I was contracting well, but with the pain I was in, allowed me to go to Delivery for Gas and Air.

By about 11am the next morning (I'd also had pethidine in this time) I had the epidural which was a Godsend lol.

Then my daughters heart rate dropped, they managed to sort it out but by then my consultant came to see me and we both agreed a C-section would be best. so at 1.09pm my lil girl entered the world.

I'm now 6 months pregnant with my 2nd daughter and I'm begging for a c-section. They are bringing me in to discuss it nearer the time and I'm going to tell them there is no way I want to be left like that again, plus with my Cerebral Palsy (CP), I think a section would be best all round!

We'll see! Good luck to all you mummies to be xxx

Somer - posted on 06/03/2011

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Induction sucks. Point blank. I was induced the first time around after 8 days of contractions left me only 2 cm dilated. I had a terrible labor. 12 hours after starting Pitocin and still no real progress they broke my water. 8 hours after that, my son was finally born. It was hell, plain and simple. I was in so much pain that I was snapping at everyone and just wanted to climb out of my skin. My second child I had natural labor and a natural delivery with was amazingly easy! I can't say there was no pain, because there certainly was. But compared to my previous experience with childbirth, it was a walk in the park. In the deepest part of labor it was like intense period cramps. And it went quicker too! I was in the hospital for less than 3 hours before I had him. If you CAN have a child naturally, it is absolutely the way to go. Being induced is just terrible, natural childbirth is beautiful. Best of luck no matter what ends up happening!

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I was induced with my first because my water broke but no contractions. The petocin worked immediately and a little too well. I had my baby 1 1/2 hours later and she flew out like a football. The doc had to catch her. I was also induced with my second one, but they gradually increased the petocin and I actually had time to get an epidural and to think. :O)

Amy - posted on 06/02/2011

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I was induced with my first at 38 weeks due to high BP (preg ralated). When I went in I was 1cm and 80% effaced. The started Pitocin at 4:30p.m and broke my water at 6pm. I dilated to 4.5cm then stalled out until 6:30 am the next day they gave me epidural to help me "relax". I then dilated to 5cm and stalled again 12 p.m the dr redoes my epidural and I dilated from 5-10cm in 15mins, and at 12:47pm my daughter was born 5lbs 9oz very healthy just small due to IUGR after only 3 pushes and an episiotomy. It was a slow but easy labor and fast smooth delivery. My 2nd was a night mare. At 34 weeks I was at home on bed rest I had been full effaced and dilated to 3cm for 1 weeks, my water broke. I was admitted to the hosp at 9:30 ish am. I labored slowly all day as they were waiting for my Dr to get back into town. At 5:30 pm I was started on pitocin because once again I stalled at 4cm. I was given no pain meds and they kept me up and moving around the room on a heavy drip of pitocin for 5 hours! At 10:30 pm I had the erge to push and told the nurse to do an internal check, she refused at first because she had just checked me 20 minutes earlier at 5cm, after alot of complaining she checked me and I was 10cm. My Dr had gone home for the night and once she arrived my son was born at 11:15pm 5lbs 11oz 6 weeks early, I again had to have an epsiotomy, this time with NO pain meds and he was transfered to a near by hospital where he stayed for 1 month. He is now a happy healthy 2 year old. Good luck

Wytnee - posted on 06/02/2011

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I was schedulled to be induced at "38" weeks with my first and the morning of my induction I went into labor. I got to the hospital at 7:30 a.m.for my schedulled induction and was already at 4cm, they decided to start pitosin around 9:00 a.m., I then had the epidural and by 1:45 p.m. I was at a six when my epidural wore off and they broke my water and in less than 10 minutes I was at 10cm. My 6lb daughter was born at 2:26 p.m. The doctor said that she was a 42 to 43 week baby! I am now expecting our second daughter due in October!

Kristen - posted on 06/02/2011

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I was induced a week after my due date with my first. I wouldnt dilate for nothing!! When it was time to have my son I contracted for two days and they were pretty regular, went to the Dr on my due date and he could see they were some serious contractions, and I wasnt dilating AT ALL! So I got sent to the hospital that night (couldnt miss my daughters winter program!) and they put the cervidel in and it went EASY from there! With my daughter is was ROUGH and I hated it, but with my son it was much easier and Im glad I did it! I dont know why, but I just need help dilating I guess?

Nicole - posted on 06/02/2011

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I was induced with my first born 2 days before her due date, due to the fact that she was so much in the front that my body couldn't support her and that i had been 2 cm for like 4 weeks. I had a awesome set of doctors and they walked me through all the procedures as they happened. After they started the pitocin and broke my water I opted for the epidural because the contractions were unbearable. I had went through Lamaze an had originally planned on all natural, but my body had other things to say about that. After 14 hrs of labour and about 1 1/2 hrs of pushing (she came down with one arm up by her head) she was born with nothing wrong and I was so glad about it. So on to my second. I was 1 week over due with him and he was so much in my front the docs told me the same thing. I went for my reg appointment the day before thanksgiving, got scraped (again) and he told me to eat a big thanksgiving dinner that I should go that night, but just in case be at the hospital Friday morning for induction if not. 50lbs in just belly, boobs, and butt made walking extremely hard with a 1 yr old at the house. So I go in Friday because my son decided not to ruin Thanksgiving, I was checked in at 6:30 (no signs of contractions) placed on pitocin at 7:30, water broken at 8 and he was delivered 10:38 am. They were both completely different outside of having to be induced. I hope you have as much success with your second labour as I had with mine. (Oh and he was 2 lbs heavier!)

Kristy - posted on 06/02/2011

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With my first my contractions started at 7am on the 24th December. they carried on for 10 to 15 minutes apart for the rest of the day and that night. At around 1am on the 25th December they got closer, about 6 minutes apart so we went to the hospital. I was told to lie down and they checked my bp and felt my belly when i said i was having a contraction. Got told i was to anxious and not in labour and to go and lie down and have a cup of warm milo at 2.30am!!! (i had back labour too so no pain in my belly) Between 3am and 4pm conytactions were 3 to 4 minutes apart, i got in the shower, couldn't get out, the nurse came and got me in a wheel chair and wheeled me to delivery, did an internal (first time she did this) and said oh your 9.5cms dialated. So at 5am i got a half a shot of pethadine as my back was so sore, i couldn't move or anything, started to feel like pushing around 6am but after about 15minutes the feeling stopped. So the midwife broke my waters and i had a pitocin drip. Bub was finally born at 10.11am on the 25th december after about4.5 - 5 hours of pitocin. Second time i had a membrane sweep at 40weeks exactly, booked in to be induced at 41 weeks + 1 day. Went to bed the night before D day and i woke at 1am went to the toilet felt a kind of pop, saw a bit of pinkish fluid and i was so tired i went back to bed!!! woke at 3am to contractions and rang the hospital. Went to the hospital at 8am and labour was awesome this time, i walked and just had some gas when iwent from 7cm-9cm then i didnt want the gas any more. Had bub at 4.01pm. First labour was 27 hours, i had to lie down and i couldn't move, bub was 7lbs 9ozs, second labour 13 hours and had bub crouching down and he was 9lbs 4.5 ozs. Good luck i wish you the best and if you can remember to stay upright and active, it can help a lot.

Jerrie - posted on 06/02/2011

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I was induced for my first pregnancy. I was 39 weeks and my cervix wasn't near soften but my belly couldn't grow any more for baby to move around. I was given a pill by mouth every so often. My water was popped by the doctor. I stayed in labor for 19 hours. I was 10 minutes away from having a csection because I was staying at 9 cintemeters for hours.They started a drip to help with the dilation. I finally made it to 10 cin. while pushing my lil girl got stuck and have to be pulled out with forcepts. after 19 hours of labor and 30 minutes of pushing I gave birth to a 6lb 1oz baby girl.
I was also induced for my 2nd pregnancy. I was pregnant for a lil boy this time around. when i made it to my 5 month of pregnancy i developed a disease where the baby drops and their head pushes on the pelvic bone as it tries to open. I was in constant pain and no meds was helping. When I went for a dr visit at 36 week I was already 2 1/2 cin. I was put into the hospital the following week. When i got admited i was already in labor being 3 cin. 80% afaced they wanted to see how far I would get on my own. After 6 hours and no change they started my inducing meds. i took a pill every so often I began to dilate. After the dr broke my water I feel into active labor. After braking my water an hour and 45 minutes later I gave birth to my 7lb 9 oz baby boy. I had the epidural for both my pregnancies but for my son it never had time to kick in. I had my son 10 minutes after I got my epidural.
My 1st pregnancy was rough during labor and dilivery. My 2nd pregnancy went fast. Didn't have to push much and the pain wasn't as bad either.

Carmina - posted on 06/02/2011

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hello, i know how you feel! i was induced a week early because my sons stomach was measuring small, and nothing seemed to be wrong they couldnt figure out why. i had the drip and gas and after 5 agonising hours (i know its not long but it still didnt make the pain any less lol!) my son was born completely healthy. i didnt need stitches and did not tear and only pushed for 4 minutes with 2 contractions he was out. it was a dream labour! but having been induced im wondering how im going to cope now, i am 18 weeks pregnant and going into birth naturally scares me a little i think it may drag out longer which i definetly dont want! good luck to you !

Karen - posted on 06/01/2011

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I was induced w/pitocin and epidural my 1st time. I was in labor for 17 hrs and thought it was aweful. My 2nd child was much better. My plug came out at home like with my 1st, they had to break my water, and my whole labor from start to finish was only 4 1/2 hrs. With my 3rd, I actually had my plug come out and my water break at home (partially). My body must be a slow learner lol. Anyway that labor was only 4 hrs. My 1st took an hr. of pushing, 2nd and 3rd took 30 min. each. I'm hoping i can make it to the hospital with my 4th one due November 22.

Katie - posted on 06/01/2011

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my first labour i was induced at 10 days over after recieving my second lot of that gel thing they induce you with they hospital sent my husband home saying that i wouldnt go into labour till the next day and would proberbly need a c-section as i wasnt responding to the gel or sweep. 15 minutes after he left i went into labour and gave birth 20 minutes after my first contraction on my own in the bath in the hospital. after all that i was worried when i got pregnant with my second hoping i wouldnt have to be induced after being all alone in labour with my first, then i got pgp and was told i proberbly would have to be induced when the pressure got to much. luckily enough i went into labour naturally at 38 weeks and had a natural effortless 2 hour labour really would like to have a third but i still get pain in my hips and pelvis from the pgp and doctor advises against getting pregnant now because it would cause too much damage :-(

Jyoti - posted on 06/01/2011

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I was induced with my 1st child and the secound was a normal water baby delievery although they said I didn't open up from inside until the baby's head came out. But other then the stupid midwife's mistake both my 2nd and 3rd child were normal and third time was the easiest you just know what to do and the breathing excercise helps out quite a bit.

Nicole - posted on 06/01/2011

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I was induced on my first 4 days before my due date just because my blood pressure was extremely high(only time I had any issue during pregnancy). They started me on pitocin for 5 hours at night, stopped to let me sleep since nothing was happening and started again @ 7am the next morning. I went 8 hours with very little happening, a little contraction here and there. at 3pm they decided to break my water to see if that would help-it did because by 5pm I was in severe pain and got my epidural. At 8:20 pm my daughter was born. So, reflecting back, I really only had about 5 hours of intense labor. I'm trying for my second right now so I'll let you know how that goes but living 40 miles away from the hospital, I liked the comfort of being induced and if I get the choice, just might do it again.

Alexandra - posted on 06/01/2011

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with my forst son i went in for a normal non stress test, i had them twice a week to monitor my rising bp. On the last one my Dr. decided to check me and i was 6 cm dialated and completely efaced (sp?). Needless to say they kept me in the hospital and since i wasnt contracting on my own (not sure how i dialated with out them) i got pitocin at about 2:30. I had horrible back labor so i got an epidural, that did not even work, argued with the nurses about how many people could be in my room at a time. My son was born at 11:36 pm that same day. Im using a different hospital next time around i hated how they felt they could control EVERYTHING, i was not even aloud to get off my bed.

Sara - posted on 06/01/2011

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With my first he was becoming over due the doctor wanted him to lose weight or I would have to have c section because he would be to big for me to push out. We had a date to induce I whent in to the hospital earlier then the planed date but they induced any way because the first stage of labour was moving along fast. I had time for an epideral then soon after he came down then got stuck. The doctor tried the vacume, forcepts and then he had to cut and move his shoulders around so my son could fit out. My second was way easier had the same doctor watching over the pregnancy but a diffierent one delivered. Because my first came so fast I was recumended to stay over night I still had time for an epideral but had to make the decision fast the whole thing ran very smoothly not many pushes and very little stitching :)

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I was sorta induced with my first. My water broke and after 4 hours I still didn't have any contractions so they gave me pitocin and my little darling was born 6 hours later. My second one went really quick - so quick that they actually had to break my water for me because my daughter just wasn't waiting! lol



Every pregnancy and delivery is different and each one needs to be approached as such. :)

Nomsa - posted on 06/01/2011

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i know exactly how you feel, i feel like i don't know what real labor will be like, i was induced and i started having contractions immediately and i dilated so quickly, had an epidural and 3 hours later gave birth to my son, so it was very quick. but the epidural left me weak and having back pains until my son was six months. So am really hoping to do it naturally and no epidurals in 3 weeks time, hopefully soon.

Briannon - posted on 05/31/2011

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My water broke with my first, but I didn't go into labor. When we got to the hospital they gave me pitocin and 5 hours later and 45 minutes pushing I had my daughter. I had concerns because I didn't go into labor on my own with my first and was afraid I wouldn't know what to expect or what it would be like if my water didn't break first. Then with my second my water broke again and of course I didn't go into labor and when we got to the hospital they gave me pitocin and about 4 hours later and 15 minutes pushing I had my second daughter. Now I am pregnant with my third daughter and due in 3 weeks and I am thinking that something similar will happen.

Danielle - posted on 05/31/2011

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I was induced at 37 weeks with my son due to gestational diabetes and rising blood pressure. I ended up having a c-section due to him being too big.

16 months later I had a planned c-section for my daughter's birth, since the babies were so close together my doctor would hear nothing of a v-bac.

If I have a third, it won't be for a few years and my plan is to attempt a v-bac.

Chloe - posted on 05/30/2011

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This is a great post :-) I'm 11 weeks pregnant with second baby and my first was induced but was 7hrs no drugs. I was wondering the same thing!

Elise - posted on 05/30/2011

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I went 9 days over with my first and was to be induced. They broke my waters and labor started after that. 3.5 hours and A LOT of pain later I was holding my little girl. With my second I still had 13 days to go and felt some funny braxton hicks sort of pains so rung the hospital and they said to come in. By the time they checked me I was at 6cm. My son was born in 5.5 hours. SO much better the second time round.

Tessa - posted on 05/30/2011

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I was induced. It landed me in a csection.

My next will be born at home, and I fully expect to go to at least 42 weeks pregnant. I would not consider induction again until I went past 43 weeks.

Alison - posted on 05/30/2011

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i had my daughter at 5 months 6days,i went to 0-6cm like nothin and i didnt even know it,got put on pills to stop contractions this was april 19th only could be on them for 3 days,on april 25th we decided to go ahead n induce b/c the outcome wasnt gettin any better,my water was leakin and she was feet down in my vagina,i finally got a labor n delivery room after bein told i was gonna go there for 3-4 days so they induced me april 26 2:00somethin in the mornin,i went into full blown labor on my own tho before the meds even kicked in,within 5-10 mins later i pushed her out she was born at 2:51am,it was so painful,but not for her to come out siince she was only 12oz 10in long she lived for 6hours,9mins she was soo perfect and beautiful,had to come back that same day left at 5pm came back at 10pm ended up needin to get a dnc the next day. it was hell but we are plannin on gettin pregnant again once we get our own place more than likely this year,i just hope everything goes well and i go full term,im sure labor will be totally different full term but i think im gonna have my babies fast likie my mom,cuz even tho our lil girl was small my labor was pretty fast

Christa - posted on 05/29/2011

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Your first labor sounds a LOT like mine. It was, by far, my longest and most difficult labor. I pushed for two hours, transitioned for three hours, and felt terrible at how "unnatural" the whole thing was! I was induced at a week overdue because my Dr. insisted that she was worried about baby being too big (turns out that's not a reason for induction according to ACOG! The things we learn!). From start of pitocin to delivery it was 24 hours (and I went into the hospital the night before to get cervadil).

Second labor I was induced as well (for high blood pressure), and it was MUCH better. I still didn't get an epidural, but I did concede to a one time dose spinal block to help me relax after a confrontational staff member tried to convince me to agree to a c-section! I started pitocin around 1 p.m., water was broken at 5cm around 5p.m., labor got difficult around midnight, I transitioned in about five minutes and transition led right to baby descending down the birth canal/delivery. All in all, in was short and sweet and the only recovery issues I had was dealing with the pain in my back from letting them poke me! I should have sucked it up and not gotten the spinal block.

For my third delivery, I had a very similar labor with no pitocin (it was a homebirth), but it was virtually pain free. I went from water breaking on it's own at 5 p.m. to delivery at 6:58 p.m. I transitioned and delivered within a 5 minute period.

I'm not sure why my other two labors have been so different, but they have been NOTHING like my first labor. This third time around was a wonderful wonderful experience without a single intervention (including no cervical checks!), and I think that made all the difference!

Alicia - posted on 05/28/2011

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i was induced with my first two weeks early because of preeclampsia. I was at one cm and not effaced at all. i was started on pitosin at 8 pm, the dr broke my water at 8 am, and my son wasn't born until 10:13 pm. for a total of just over 26 hours. with my second, i had a membrane sweep at exactly 37 weeks. it started my contractions, and i was told that if i started leaking water, to go to the hospital. i had contractions the rest of the afternoon and evening, and i thought i was leaking water, so i went to the hospital around 1 in the morning. the dr kept me because of how far away i lived from the hospital. after a few hours my contractions stopped. so around 8 that morinig he put me on a low dose of pitosin to get my contractions going again, and to see if my water would break on its own. at 4 pm when he came in to check on me, my water still hadn't broken, so he did it, and my daughter was born at 6:51. so that was just under 23 hours. with my third, my doctor stripped my membranes at almost 39 weeks. it was done around 4:30 pm. it started my contractions, and i had contractions all evening and night and the next morning. my water broke on its own around 1:30 pm the next day. and got to the hospital around 4:30 (the hospital was 45 minutes away, and there was a really bad ice storm happening. go figure) by the time i got to the hospital my contractions had stopped. around 5:30 the dr came in after office hours, and started me on a low dose of pitosin again to get my contractions re started. my son was born at 11:02 that night. so a total of about 9 1/2 hours. because none of my labors really started until the pitosin

Krys - posted on 05/28/2011

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I'm 32 weeks pregnant with my second, and I'm scared of the same thing. They induced me on my due date with my first--broke my water, turned baby, basically they forced my body into labor over a period of 4 days. My body never wanted to take to it naturally, but they had to get my son out due to preeclampsia. Well, now I'm 32 weeks pregnant with my second and I'm finding myself much more nervous with this one than my first. My OB has told me that they are probably going to induce me at 36 weeks to try to prevent what happened last time because my bp is starting to rise again. I dont really want to go through being induced again, I'm really hoping I don't have to, but at the same time I feel frightened by what to expect. Wow, I'm sorry I guess I'm not very good at expressing everything that's going through my head right now, there's just so much.

Elizabeth - posted on 05/28/2011

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I was induced for my first child ..we are having baby #3 due on Wednesday June 1st. I went in the day prior and a folley was put in to dilate me to 3cm because I was stuck at 1cm and no contractions..but my blood pressure was high starting at 31 weeks pregnant ..due to the pregnancy. The folley fell out at 2 cm instead of 3..and I went into the hospital the following day at 2pm ..a drip of pitocin was started and my water was manually broken by my doctor...and she was born 7hrs later. I wanted an epidural and honestly don't remember feeling pain.



With my 2nd child ..I went into labor on my own on her due date and was admitted at 3cm. She was born 11 hrs after labor first started..it would have been sooner but she was stuck (being that she was almost 9lbs) and had to be extracted with forcepts.

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