Being induced 12/4...so nervouse!

Elina - posted on 12/01/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi all I am being induced with my 1st child. I am so scared I am gestational diabetic i am due 12/20 well that is what i have officially been told however today they are going off my new due date of 12/15 and are going to induce me as of Saturday 12/4. I am scared. Not only is this my first kid but now they are going to induce i am soooo having anxiety....i know i am going to be alright i think i am just anxious for what is going to happen when i am at the hospital and what i am going to do when the baby actually comes....how am i gonna take care of someone else. Lately i have been thinking about my life before he was to come and how selfish i am and how the heck am i gonna change that. I like my naps in the middle of the day. I like being able to get up and go somewhere at any time. I like being about to be up at 4 am like I am now and just be on the computer and then go to sleep when i want knowing i will be able to sleep in. I am not sure if I am ready for this. I have wanted this my whole life....a family...y am i having doubts of this now that i am 4 days away from him being here...help!

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Amanda - posted on 12/05/2010

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Well, Elina. Your induction should have happened. I hope you and your little one are home safe and sound now! :)

Rachel - posted on 12/03/2010

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they can induce quickly too my entire induction was 4 hours from start to finish... they kept doubeling the drugs every 15 minutes for me and as much as I hate to tell you .... induction hearts after I gave birth with no pain releif I found out that when you are induced it is about 5 times more painfull than not being induced. also being induced makes for a greater chance of sending the baby in to distress and then you have to have a c section

Jamie - posted on 12/02/2010

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I also had gd and my daughter was 8 pounds 9 ounces. I delievered her vaginally but they told me afterwards that she should have been a c-section. This time around I am having a c-section and I dont even have diabities.

Jamie - posted on 12/02/2010

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I was feeling the same why when I was pregnant with my first. I liked to go to bars and dancing, and out with my husband. I liked to sleep and not have to worry about anyone exept myself and my husband. It all changed when my daughter was born. Being a mom is the most amazing job in the world. Yes it is nerve racking and stressful at times but you will see your little boy will be the best thing you ever did. Your fears will go away when you hold him. I wish you the best!

Elina - posted on 12/01/2010

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Thanks amanda...
I just am nervouse! the gd induction is because with gd babies they get to big because of the excess sugars they get plus the longer they are inside the more your body resists the insulin!

Amanda - posted on 12/01/2010

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Elina,
I do not want to discourage you. I was induced with my first child, just days after he did not arrive. He was due the 26th; they started inducing the 27th. He was born the 29th. It is not quick like they make it seem. I ended up going with an epidural because you cannot do ANYTHING once they get the meds started. It's pretty yucky. However, I don't know about gestational diabetes and why that would warrant an EARLY induction. Just be aware, it's not as simple as they make it sound.

You will do fine. Once your see your child, all of your selfishness will vanish-at least most of it! :) When you see that little boy no matter what happens in delivery, you will know how worth it it was! I was nervous my ENTIRE pregnancy. I had all of those same thoughts. I just wanted to stay pregnant! :) My son is now 14 months old, and I think it's really been the best 14 months of my life.

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