Pregnant with first and being induced.

Jamie - posted on 06/04/2010 ( 104 moms have responded )

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I'm 38w1d pregnant and my doctor decided that on Wednesday (in five days) I'll be induced. I have gestational diabetes, my son is a little on the big side (not too badly), and I have a little bit more amniotic fluid than I should (once again, not too badly). Just one of these things and the doctor wouldn't really worry too much, but with all three combined, it was decided not to let me get to my due date.

As the subject says, this is my first pregnancy. I have an idea of what to expect from labor, but I have no clue what to expect from being induced... Was anybody on here induced and able to give me an idea of what to expect?

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Catherine - posted on 06/08/2010

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i was induced as it was also my first pregnancy.it past1 week after my due date and i was admitted to hospital but my stomache did not have any "signal" yet.i stayed for 1 night and early morning the second day they inserted something inside me to clean bladder.then i was sent into the labour room.they injected me with the tube but no medicine yet.then they broke my water and asked me to wait.As it was my first i was not sure how long would it be and how would it feel.So i waited for around 2 hours then the contraction started.The time depends cause its different for every mom.It started a bit pain but it was resistable,it slowly gets more pain.The nurse will check how wide u have opened and when its wide enough they`ll start asking you to push.Just follow their directions and dont be panic.A big push at every contractions helps the baby come out faster.so remember to push when the nurse asks you!! My baby came out after 2 pushs.Then the nurse will start sewing up but dont worry, you wont feel anything during the sewing!! Just relax and follow the instructions then it will be over before you can realise!!
Good luck!! =)

Angela - posted on 06/08/2010

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I was induced with my son due to low fluid at 37w4d and they sent me from the doc office to the hospital and when we got there, they did the admission process and then one of the hospital docs came in and used a crouchet looking hook to reach up and break my water and then they started pitocin to get my contractions going. Them breaking my water didn't hurt but once those contractions started, man o man, i won't lie to you...it hurts! I got an epidural and am so happy i did. Congradulations to you and I hope everything goes well!

Kelly-louise - posted on 06/08/2010

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hi, i was induced at 38weeks due to high blood pressure. i had 3lots of the gel and it took 3days for me to get to 1cm and they could just break my waters but after that i was in full labour for 2hours n 30min. it does hurt abit when they put the gel in but they will offer you the gas n air. hope it goes al rite for you.

Krystal - posted on 06/08/2010

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I was induced with my son its the most painful thing ever. I went from 1cm -9cm with in & hour. 0 pain -100 it sucked i wish you luck

Nikki - posted on 06/04/2010

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Okay so here is how my labor went

June 16 2009

10:30am---- scheduled induction

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5:30am ---my water broke on its own so we cancelled the induction and I waited for contractions to start..... but nothing happened

6pm ---I was scheduled again to be induced bc after your water breaks you have 24 hours to give birth before infection can occur

8pm--- was started on OXYTOCIN low amount, still no contractions and only 3 cm dialated

June 17 2009

12am--upped the oxytocin still nothing

3am-- upped the oxytocin ..... contractions 10 mins apart

4am---- contractions 5 mins apart

4:40am --- contractions every 2 minutes TIME TO PUSH

5:06am-- my son was born



For me the induction at first took along time but i only was in active labor for just over 2 hours.... everyone is different. Just relax and if there is one thing you remember



KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE!!!!!!!!!! No matter what you go through during labor the second you hold your baby in your arms you will forget about every bit of it, because every ounce of labor was worth it !!!!!!



In 2 weeks my lil boy will be one and WOW does time fly, i cant even blink without the fear of missing something, being a mom is the greatest most rewarding adventure CONGRATS!!!!!!!

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Kaylyn - posted on 06/08/2010

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My son had a heart condition, so at my 39 week marker they decided to induce labor instead of waiting. Well i was induced at 8 a.m.(i was there since 5am, but they had to wait on my cerivex to widen to 2 or more) didn't have logan til 10 p.m(8 lbs 4 oz) it wasn't too bad besides only eating ice and trying to pee with all those wires hooked up to you they stuck a heart moniter on logan in his head(little needle really) to make sure nothing was stressing him but just be prepared to sit around you never know.

ANA - posted on 06/08/2010

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I was induced at 38 wks as well, not because my child was too big, but because I was developing elevated blood pressure. The induction part wasn't as bad as I thought, though the contractions did begin within 30 minutes, but let me tell you getting the epidoral was the best. I didn't get it right away, which I should have, because you can lay on that bed for hours. My doctor allowed me to get it at 3 to 4 cm dilated. Ask your doctor (if you plan on getting the epidural) about getting it, and just try to relax. That way you can sleep for a while, and be prepared to push, especially since you'll be having a big baby. Good luck!!!!

Patricia - posted on 06/08/2010

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I was induced with both my girls. They put it through the IV they give you. And bith girls I had to have the Dr. Break my water. My first was a 12 hr labot while the 2nd was a 25 min. labor. I also had an epidural on both of them. The rest of it is just waiting forthe contractions to increase ad pushing. But the little person at the end is worth everything. and yo forget everything when the baby is in your arms.

Raven - posted on 06/08/2010

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wow i never realized so many people had gone thur so much pain being induced. Question to the others did you guys not take tha pain meds when asked if you wanted them??? I only had pain tha first preg. only cuz they asked if i wanted tha pain meds and i wasn't feeling any so i said not yet. and u learn that when tha pain does start ( of course with all labor ) that it takes tha med man about a hour to come back to help. So with my second preg. I asked for the pain meds up front. My third preg I had a c-section cuz of twins and no pain there either...

Laura - posted on 06/08/2010

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Well I was in your same situation with my first except for the gestational diabetes. I have heard about some people that have their baby fairly quickly but for me it was 3 days of medication. I was given breaks at night. I also had a lot of extra amniotic fluid though. Being induced for me didn't help because I didn't even contract so I had to have a c-section. Just be prepaired for the possibility of a c-section if being induced doesn't work. I hope this helps a little.

Veronique - posted on 06/08/2010

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With my first i was induced 1 day before the due date because my placenta tore and i was bleeding. I don't know how natural birth feels but let me tell you that being induced is really painful. I had contractions every 1 min so after laboring for 3 hours without having a break i took the epidural and labored for 11 hours push for 3 hours and she still wouldn't come out so i had a c-section. Every women is different and every labour is different so don't worry about it and enjoy every min and remember what ever happens happens and let the doctors take good care of you.

Raven - posted on 06/08/2010

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i was induced for my first child. they said i was 2 weeks late. however it's pretty easy. and if you get tha pain meds it's a breeze. tha nurses will make sure everything goes easy and comfortable for you. they will likely break ur water then get your labor started for you with meds...it helps makes things go faster and meet your baby faster...I had no problem with it...my second pregnancy was also induced....( i was told by a nurse once that the only reason they induce you is because tha doctor don't want to be gettin any calls in tha middle of tha night to come to the hospital ) P.S. I had my twins this march 2010 at 38 weeks...and they was healthy...u got one in there everything is goin to go well. Congrats on ur first baby....A Baby is God's Way of saying the World shall go on! Blessings!

Carlene - posted on 06/08/2010

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I was induced 2 months ago with my first child as well. My doc decided that I should be induced and I was in labor for 36 hours. They put the cervadil in at 10 and 2 hours later I was having contractions 2 minutes apart, which put my baby into distress. They were worried but they didn't tell me that until after she was born. So they took out the cervadil and waited for 3 hours for the contractions to slow down and they didn't so the had to stop them with a shot. In all that time I only was 3 centimeters dilated. I got an epidural at 3am and around 6 they gave me patosin. I had an IV, patosin, epidural, and antibiotics all on drips. It took me 34 hours to be fully a faced and fully dilated with 2 hours of pushing. So be ready, it could take some time and know what it is that you really want to do. I did not want a c-section and my doctor was behind me on that (which doesn't normally happen I hear) and it took me 36 hours to get her out. Bring a good book, relaxing music and make sure you eat really well before you go in. All I could have in those 36 hours was ice chips.

Shelane - posted on 06/08/2010

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I was 4 days over due with my son. On my due date I was sent to the hospital. No contractions, I was low on amniotic fluid and so they tried to induce me with pitocin which lasted for 4 days. No reaction from my body or my baby. So after bursting the membrane (on the 4th day) the contractions came more regularly and my son was born at midnight on the dot weighing in at 9.2 lbs 22 in long. I was in active labor for about an hour. Like others have mentioned, "its different for everyone". To sum it up; all was good, baby was healthy and big.

Shameka - posted on 06/08/2010

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I was induced, with my son he is my only one. They put me on some meds to start labor for me labor was too bad because like a hour later they came back and checked me and then they used this lil stick with a hook at the end to break my water after that they just wait to see how far you are dialating, if you feel that you can't handle the labor pains or they feel the same they will ask you if you want an epidural which will numb the labor pains. They chech you every now and then to see how far you have dialated when you get to 10 thats when its time to push, Hopefully you will have a natural child birth instead of c-section.

Helen - posted on 06/08/2010

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Hunni i was exactly the same as you with my first, but i had been going through pre labour since i was 25 wks (without any contractions, just effacing and dilating) so when the doc ruptured my membranes i was already 3cm dilated and the contractions followed like the natural labor process. He had put the needle in my hand just incase they needed to speed up the process with oxytocin. I was induced after 5 hours of labour and it makes the contractions stronger and more frequent. I had pathetic midwives and they put me too much and my contractions were non stop. After being stuck at 9cm dilated for hrs there was risk of infection because of the Art. Rupture of membranes so i got an epidural and gave birth with the help of the vacuum and he was 3.8 kilos-not as big as i thought! But i had alot of fluid, and my readings were escalating so thats why i got induced. You might not need the drugs at all so try not to stress. All the best for tomorrow and just take it as it comes xx

Meggan - posted on 06/08/2010

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I was induced 11 days after my due date (bubby was happy being in my tummy). I arrived at the hospital at 7 am. They didn't start the actual induction till 9 am. I was already 4 cm dilated so they didn't need to give me the drugs to dilate me to start me off. They broke my waters with a plastic hook type thing. It doesn't hurt, just a little uncomfortable. Apparently my water sac was as thick as leather so it took them several attempts to break them lol. All together including the pushing stage I was in labor for 7 hours. 2 hours of it was pushing. To be honest the time flew! The midwives will be really helpful...they will tell you when and when not to push etc. Make sure if you need pain relief you ask straight away, don't wait to long because they need to get a doctor to authorize it which can take a few minutes. Good luck with everything! Just keep focused and remember soon you will have your little bubby in your arms :)

Lee Ann - posted on 06/07/2010

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I was induced with my daughter........at around 38 weeks, like a day before 39 weeks.....i went into the hospital at like 9 the night of the induction, i was given cervadil, & then waited till morning to see if i had made any progress, which i hadnt, they decided to give me pitocin & then keep checking me, they broke my water about 2 hours after the pitocin, and i was still not making any progress, after they broke my water i made it to about a 5 and then stopped all together, i ended up having a c-section because my little girl was in distress, it was a really scary time, because i didnt know what was going on......but as far as the induction that was honestly no big deal......good luck with everything

Lorna - posted on 06/07/2010

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iv been induce all 3 times, the first was because of baby size so it was 5 days early, they only had to break my waters and and my son was born 10 hrs later wieghing 8lb 3oz, my second i was in to be induced the day after my due date but it was busy so they didnt get round to starting it straight away , with this one it took 3 lots of prostin gel, and labour started with my waters breaking, got loads of pain as soon as they did midwife examined me, i was only 2cm dilated my daughter was born less than 20mins later very fast, and weighed 8lb 15oz. my 3rd i was induced for being 9 days over due again i had the prostin gel but i was in hospital for3days and nothing was happening so the dr streached my cervic wide enough for my waters to be broken , that was not nice, my labour started that night and my son was born within an hr and half of contractions starting weighing 9lb 3oz. all three where done just on gas and air. good luck !

Amy - posted on 06/07/2010

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I was 3 days past my due date when my Dr decided to induce me. I went at 6am! They started my IV and then started the pitocin. Within, 30 min my Dr broke my water. I was dialating fast!! I had an epidural within 2 hrs of the pitocin starting. Then I had my daughter at 1:19 that afternoon! I though it was very easy and simple! Good Luck!

Megan - posted on 06/07/2010

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Expect hell! Pitocin contractions are intense from the very beginning, there is not gradual build in contractions so that your body and mind learn to cope. Most women who are induced with pitocin end up getting an epidural which can lead to failure to progress which lead to an (unnecessary) c-section that can lead to issues with breastfeeding. I am not sure what your birth plan is, but you need to be very specific about what you want. I would also try every trick in the book to get labor started on its own. I would contact a midwife if you need to be induced, they have a variety of ways to induce labor without pitocin.

Britney - posted on 06/07/2010

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i was induced with my 2nd and it wasnt that bad i was so scared since i wasnt induced with my 1st and everyone had all these bad stories about patosin but it wasnt bad at all .every labor is different ,just try and relax and stay calm .i know ur nervous but get am epidural or pain meds if it gets to bad .good luck and congrats

SERENA - posted on 06/07/2010

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Congrats! YOu will do just fine... It is the best just make sure the nurse remembers to plug it in the machine after she inserted it in to your arm. My nurse forgot to hook it up and when I got up to use the restroom I noticed something dripping from my walking thing. Best of luck, the sooner the better and you can start to slowly get to being the best mommy you can be!

Jenni - posted on 06/07/2010

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Be careful, I was induced. Big mistake, it was rough, no details... if the doctor is so worried both of you, get a c-section, it's not as scary as you think. I survived. Look into all options.

ALEXIA - posted on 06/07/2010

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hi! congrats on your 1st! I was induced with my second..so much worse for me then natural birth was. The dr broke my water around noon and put me on pitocin and within a couple hrs i was in such pain. my contractions came every minute!!! i would run to the toilet and by the time i got there i was having another contraction. With my first i didnt have an epidural so at the beginning of this day i said i would wait until i felt the pain..by the time my pain started the anesthesiologist was in a c-section so i had to wait:/ i had those horrible pains for about 5 hours:( after the epidural i was fine..my son was born 2 hrs later:)

Stephanie - posted on 06/07/2010

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wow your almost there!! im sure your excited and scared at the same time. i was induced at 39 weeks as well and i has a lil girl 9/11/09 my first!!! i was in labor for 12 hrs and pushed for like 45 mins cuz my contractions had stooped. you cant really tell wats going to happen to you base on everyones input, everyone is different. but i went in on Thursday at 8 and they started me at midnight and had my daughter Friday at 2 in the afternoon. i had gotten the epidural which was heaven. i wasnt in any pain at first of course but then hrs later it hit me and man was it painful but thank goodness for the epis. i was at 2cm for the longest time cuz i was soo tense and once i got the epi i went from 2-10cm in an hr. but when i wanted of told the nurses i really need the epi every mother in there did too so i waited over an hr for it ughh. but i know people who has gone 24 hr being induced and ended up with csections. but dont worry too much. and just no if you need a csection its all ok dont hate yourself for not able to go natural. good luck and congrats best wishes to you

Jessica - posted on 06/07/2010

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I had gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and constant bladder infections, so my dr decided to induce me the day before my due date... luckily I was having back labor until they broke my water. But once the labor started my son was born in 3 hours and he was my first child. Compared to all the horror stories everyone tends to tell you, everything went fine my son was born 7 lbs 6 oz and healthy! I hope everything goes well for you and your baby. GOOD LUCK!!!

Mhairi - posted on 06/07/2010

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I was induced with a cafader (the spelling is wrong), it was a balloon thingy that swelled up and was pulled out. I had a great, fantastic, awesome labour, but I will never be induced again. My daughter was big and the amniotic fluid was not too good, so I said okay to induction. It was painful and the doctor kept telling me to relax, and I was ready to take him out. I'm not trying to scare or anything, but i said that this time I will not do it again, I found it hurt more than labour. I hope that you have a safe and great delivery :)

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i was induced at 38 weeks with my first son, and other then feeling a little floaty and that there was no real build up when the contractons started. but don't worry...good luck!!!!

Valerie - posted on 06/07/2010

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I went in to be induced since my 1st daughter didnt want to come out on time it wasnt too bad other than the fact i couldnt eat anything they hooked me up to begin inducing and i could only have ice, after about 15hrs of being induced and my baby girl still didnt want to come out the doctor decided to pop my water which did hurt a bit mostly pressure but still no baby so after 3 more hrs they did say baby girl was stressing by the way her heart beat was going so we decided to do a C-section after being medicated and cut open and stapled back together i got to hold my 6lbs 4oz baby girl. Good Luck and God Bless you and your bundle of Joy

Rachel - posted on 06/07/2010

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I had my first baby in March and I was induced 3 days after my due date. They inserted a capsule to start contractions and made me walk around for an hour. The capsule worked so then they gave me pitocin to really get things going. Once I got to 3/4 cm I got a epidural. It was really smooth sailing from there. I let them know when I felt pressure and then I had the baby. I was in real labor for 3 1/2 hours and pushed for 16 minutes. Don't be afraid to be induced, it's not always a horror story! I'm sure you're prepared so just stay calm and controlled :)

Nohblee - posted on 06/07/2010

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Well its quite different to natural spontaneous labour. I dont want to scare u but i do reccommend that you prepare yourself, i found it qute painful (bearable) u need to focus a bit more and try to listen to what your body is telling you. Usually induced labour is long and arduous but mine was actually quick, which made things a little more painful. Remember u need to get alot of rest before and after the induction. I think it is a good idea in your case to have an induction but i cant say it will be pleasant. And decide what pain killers you'd like to use during the labour. I had none only gas but i reccomend having an epidural. I didnt know my baby was going to be almost 9 pounds and that was what contributed to the pain i think. But like any labour you can do it! It will be over and doctors and midwives wont allow u to suffer too much. Let them know if u want pain relief. I wish i had.

Crissy - posted on 06/07/2010

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With my first pregnancy my contractions started in the middle of the night, I kept getting up thinking I had to pee until my water finally broke. My other two pregnancies however were induced and the only difference that I noticed was that the contractions seemed more intense with the induction. My doctor said that really I was feeling them more because with my first I kept getting up and walking around and didn't even really realise I was in labor until my water broke and with my inductions I was just kinda laying there and all I could do was switch my positions to make myself more comfortable. You just have to listen your body, the doctors and nurses will be there to help you and coach you along. I would suggest having something with you to help keep you calm. The biggest thing is to try not to worry to much and if you feel uncomfortable just swich your position. What worked best for me was sitting up, without the pillow behind my back, I had my legs pulled up almost like indian style but they weren't crossed, just up a little, and when a contraction hit if I bent forward it helped relieve the pain. Everybody is different though, you just have to find a position that works for you. I have a friend who layed on her side with a pillow between her and the bed rail and her legs bent up a little. Just breathe and listen to the medical staff, you may hate them telling you what to do or how to react but their advice can be really helpful if you can manage to listen to it. I almost snapped at one of mine LoL

Samantha - posted on 06/07/2010

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i was induced with my first. but only cos the little sod didnt want to come out lol i went over by 17 days! erm i didnt really enjoy my time being induced! but only cos i was in there 4 days! cos being induced didnt wanna work for me either lol my labour didnt start till saturday night and he didnt arrive till monday! but generally its not a bad thing, its meant to be abit more painful than normal labour but apart from that you should be fine! good luck

Ashley - posted on 06/07/2010

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One thing I haven't seen people tell you yet is the after part of being induced. Well from what I heard just about everyone gets this but I had severe itching from my waist down and a little on my chest.

Kateri - posted on 06/07/2010

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I just had my first 4 weeks ago. i had to been induced after my water broke and i had no contractions.. I was terrified about being induced. I wanted to try everything else before induction. but becasue my water had broken i really had no choice in it. I was worried because of everything i had heard was that it is much harder to deliver after being induced. It was not bad for me. they started my pic line at 7:30 pm had regular contractions by 8:30. they kept going. i sleep for a couple hours and wake up around 1:30 started pushing at 2:45. my girl was born at 3:11 am. I did not have any pain meds. I wish you luck and congratulations

Kyla - posted on 06/07/2010

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I was induced with two of my three kids. My first was natural my second was induced due to diabetes and my third was induced due to large size and other compilations. In my experience pitocin makes the contractions more intense the epidural was a good friend of mine in my second and third deliveries. My third ended up being born by c-section due to his heart rate dropping and I was only dialated to 4 cm. Oh and all my kids where on the big side my first and last children (my boys) were 10lbs 1oz and 10lbs 3oz and my daughter was the one i had diabetes with she was the peanut of the family at 8lbs. Oh and both boys were born at 38 weeks. Good luck with your delivery.

Jessica - posted on 06/07/2010

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I really like being induced I had gestational diabeties too but I made it to my due date plus 1 day my doctor made me have him he was 7lbs 7 oz and 20 inches long. The reason I like being induced is because I had a feeling my son's birth would go fast and it would have if the doctor broke my water like we was suposed to. My labor was 12 hours counting pushing. I have always heard that contractions are suposed to be worst then normal ones but mine were not that bad and I only had the iv meds. All you do is go in the labor and delivery room and they hook you up to monitors like they would if you were in labor and then after they get your blood pressure, hook you up to an iv and get the ok from the doctor they start the drip and every half an hour tto hour they come back in and check your vitals and turn up the meds until you get to the max limit of the meds. If they see that your not dialating then they will do a c section. I wish you the best of luck and congrads on your bundle of joy

Candice - posted on 06/07/2010

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I was induced 2 days before my due date due to high blood pressure. I was induced at 12pm using cervadil and contractions started around 3pm. I walked a lot and the contractions weren't that bad and my water broke at about 7pm. Thats when the contractions really kicked in. Started pushing around 11:30pm but doctor said head wasn't quite low enough so waited another half hour then started pushing again. My beautiful daughter was born at 1:39am with help from the vaccuum. She kept slipping back because her cord was so tight around her neck so the doctor cut it while I was still pushing and she is perfect! I didn't have any medication except for a shot of demerol/morphine which I now wish I hadn't since it made me a little woozy but all in all a good experience. As long as you have good support people you will be fine!

Montana - posted on 06/07/2010

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i was induced with my first one it was really easy compaired to my second one all i can say is the pitocin is gonna make things go faster and hurt a lot more so get the epidural youll need it

Missy - posted on 06/07/2010

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I got my membranes stripped and I would say to anyone, if the doctor wants to do that I would never let that happen again. That was the only thing I could not handle the pain.

LaToya - posted on 06/07/2010

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i was induced, my doc stripped my membranes and i went into labor about 6 hours later. Its was incomfortable all i can tell you is dont forget to pee it makes your contractions 10 timrs worse.

Missy - posted on 06/07/2010

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I was 7 days past my due date and my amniotic fluids were low so they decided to induce me. I went in on Friday and got the Cervadil. That did nothing for me, so the next day they gave me patosin and they kept turning the dosage up and up and I started getting contractions when they were just about the max they can go for the patosin. I went over the limit they usually let (they had to call another specialist for permission) so I was on the patocin for a full day and then a half day. Nothing was happening but really bad contractions, and they kept making me walk and that did nothing, so finally I refused to get out of the bed because I was in so much pain. Finally they said since I wont be walking they will give me the epidural. Once they gave that to me the pain went away and I was still only 1 cm. I went to sleep for about an hour, then woke up in labor. I was 10 cm and had my daughter 30 min later. They dont know why the inducers werent working for me, but I guess all I needed was the epidural. everyone is different

Rachel - posted on 06/07/2010

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I was induced on my child and I was scared everyone said that contractions are alot more painful than if you where to go in on your own. But I had starting contractions probably a week before I was induced and could hardly tell I was having contractions. I went in on a Friday and started Pitocin at 9am. They upped my dosage about every 20-30 min. I didn't have any meds to help w/ the pain and had my daughter at 422pm. I only remember the contractions getting really bad right before I had her but for me they where not unbearable.

Everyone is different and I hope that your's goes smoothly. Good luck!!

Patti - posted on 06/07/2010

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I was induced with all 3 of my children...my first because she was past due date and she was 9lbs6oz and my other 2 earlier than there due dates because of there sizes, 9lbs1oz,and 9lb,10oz. believe it or not my last and the biggest was by far the easiest. Everyone's labor is different. I think the difference with the last one than the other two, was i wasn't told what to do i did as my body said to do. The nurses didn't count either which i found to be so much better because they always have you push twice for each contraction, and ususally the contraction is gone by the second one(waist of energy). Do what you think is best not what they think is always best. I had epeidural all 3 times, the second one didn't work all the way, but the 3rd one worked the best.helps alot. oh and another thing try to get rest before active labor, keep the visiting down. I have collectively learned all this by my 3rd:) good luck

Leanne - posted on 06/07/2010

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I was induced twice wit my 1st she was 16days ova due its was horrible- doc putting their hands inside ya it aint nice.
Now shes 7yrs old & nought wrong wrong wit her!! Good luck hun x

Letitia - posted on 06/07/2010

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Went in to hospital to be induced on the 3rd dec 09 at 6pm but did actually be induced untill the 4th dec 09 , had the gel at 2am and at 6am i was checked again and the sister of the ward told me i could have my waters broken and i was like thank fuck ( i hate hospitals and couldnt sleep at all in thee hospital or the night befor the hospital so was up forover 24hours ) then at 8.30am i went in to the delivary suite had water broken and then at 11am had the iv then at 1356pm had my beautifull daughter Brooklyn they said it was a spontanias birth coz 1 min she didnt wanna come out and the next she did lol Oh and i had stiches fuck did they hurt only had a couple then i told the nurse that i was going home that same day the pediatrician told me she could stop me from taking my bubba home because she wasnt 6 hours old so i repled saying she is my baby and she is 4 hours old any way i got my own way and was home by 830pm that night ,,,, Oh and they say sleep when the baby sleeps but i never could !!

Ashley - posted on 06/07/2010

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I was induced after my water broke because my body wasn't going into labor fast enough on its own. None of the drugs really sped up my labor. At 30hrs in with contractions every 3 min that lasted 45sec I was only 1cm dialated. After the epidural I fully dialated which took another 10hrs, I then pushed for 5 and had an emergency csection because my daughter wouldn't come out. She was my first child as well. The pitocin speeds up labor and makes contractions stronger than they would normaly be.

LeeAnn - posted on 06/07/2010

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I was also induced with my first. It can go either way, but my labor was really short, and hour and a half (including pushing time). The pitocin makes contractions longer, stronger, and closer together. I don't think anything could have prepared me for that intensity. However, several of my friends had slightly longer induced labors and were still able to do it without any pain medication. There is no right or wrong way to have a baby as long as you're both safe! Good luck and enjoy your new gift from God!!

Keneisha - posted on 06/07/2010

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Being induced isnt really bad. I was induced with both my kids and I have diabetes as well. (All the time) They give u potocin and also break ur water. My son was 9lbs 11oz and it took 10 hours for him to come. My daughter was 8lbs 10oz and it took 9hours for her to come. Epidural was my friend. Congrats on the baby!!

Carly - posted on 06/07/2010

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Yikes! Well, it isn't great being induced! I heard it's meant to be alot more painful than if you went into labour naturally only because your body is prepared and is ready to go into labour but when it's artificially started it's a bit of a shock to the body! Although you have the advantage of not knowing the difference! We are designed to give birth so although it will hurt like hell.. you'll live! Haha x

Jess - posted on 06/07/2010

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I was induced with my daughter, my first and only so far. I was one week overdue, we went in on a Sunday evening, they gave me cervidel to prepare my cervics. I was barely dialated. In the morning at around 8 my doctor came to see me. I thought my water was leaking so he went ahead and broke it. They put me on pitocin then also. I labored all morning. I had asked for IV medication but it just made me loopy. I asked for the epidurel at 12, I was 4cm. I was able to fall asleep and rest off and on, they checked me at 4 and I was 10cm and ready to push. Campbell was born at 4:15. I don't know if you are planning on getting an epideral but it was the best choice for me. It worked like I charm and I have had no ill efffects from it. Good Luck!!

Lisa - posted on 06/07/2010

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I had my first in April and was induced because I was after my due date. We went in and I had requested my water be broke before we started any pitocin to get things going. Two hours later and not much was going on, so we started the pitocin. That started contractions comingon stronger.
But twelve hours later I hadn't progressed passed 4cm, so we went ahead and had a c-section. I can honestly say go in with an open mind about meds, c-section, and natural delivery. This will make you more relaxed about all of it. During my c-section we were laughing and cracking jokes in the OR. I don't think I would have been so relaxed if I didn't go in knowing that a section could be possible.

My son is a happy, healthy 2 month old and I would change how he came in to the world at all.

Good Luck and God Bless.

Brandi - posted on 06/07/2010

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I was induced with both of my sons my first son was 9lbs. 13oz.
my second son was 9lbs. 15oz. both of them has shoulder distocia and my youngest son has CP...I believe it was caused by the Dr. and not getting him out fast enough.. The thing that will be hardest about the induction will be that from the minuite they start the pitocin you will not be allowed out of bed except to go to the bathroom....It also makes contractions more intense but other than that it really isnt goingt o affect you too much...now if you plan to get an epideral that is a whole new story lol...wish you good luck and congrats on your new baby...

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