Being Induced Before Due Date

Alexandria - posted on 04/23/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )




My OB told me yesterday at my appointment that next Friday we will be discussing when and how our baby girl will be born and that she isn't going to let me go to the due date. I've been having blood pressure complications and have been stuck on bed rest since 32 weeks (I'm now 36 weeks). Has this happend to anyone else? I'm a lil nervous but excited so any info anyone has would be great :)


Elizabeth - posted on 05/12/2010




I was induced April 19th, 2010 and it was the most amazing thing ever. Things started pretty slow though. I wasn't dialated or effaced at all before so we had a ways to go. At 10pm they inserted the pill and it got me to 60%. They started picotin in the morning and I got to a 1. I stayed at a 1 for a really long time so my obgyn broke my waters. That got things going finally. I got my epidural and when they checked me an hour later I was 3-4cm. Half an hour later I was 6-7cm and about 5 minutes after that check I felt pressure like I wanted to push soon. So they checked me again 15 minutes after that other one and I was 10cm already. I should also mention that my epidural had come undone an hour prior to pushing and we were waiting for the guy to come reattach it. Well there was no time for the epidural to get fixed. I didn't feel pain though, just pressure from my daughter pushing down and leg cramps from being up in the stirrups.

Our daughter was born at 6:35pm on 4-20-10 and it truly felt like a breeze. I had contractions for 2 months before having her so the contractions I felt in the hospital didn't bother me too much. She's 3 weeks and 1 day old and we couldn't be happier. We will be getting induced in all pregnancies we have. This was mine and my husband's first baby and we only plan to have 3 babies =)

Heidi - posted on 05/03/2010




i was induced last monday and i had my baby by tuesday at lunch time, it was quick and when there was pain it was all concentrated together, all i used was the gas and a shot of demerol, it wasnt that bad at all, some people say induction is more painful, but i believe that it is just that when you go into labour natually, it is longer and more drawn out, when you are induced it all happens very quickly. Just remember to breathe and put everything you can into pushing when they tell you the time is right and everything will be great.

Stacy - posted on 05/03/2010




with my first pregnancy i was induced at 35wks and 4days because i was diagnosed with preeclamspsia and 2weeks later i fell into severe eclampsia. my protein level was way high and starting to cause liver damage. i was on bed rest 2weeks before they induced me and two wks after they induced me because even after giving birth my blood pressure rose even higher, hit an all time high of 120/190. i was induced at 830am and had her at 525pm. she was completely healthy and did not have to go to the nicu. it was very scarey and you should definetly go thru with getin a induction when in that situation, i almost had to get a csection cuz it was so bad but i managed to avoid that.

with my second daughter i was only induce at 38wks 4days because my baby birth weight was gettin to big for me. she was born at 7lbs 14oz and i almost had to get a emergency csection cuz her head got stuck but luckily the doc freed it. so i shouda gotten induced a few days earlier. if i wouldve got induced a day later or waited to go in labor naturaly i woulda had a csection cuz she woulda been to big for me. i labored from 430pm to 620am.

with my third pregnancy i also hope to get induced because i also live over an hr away from the hospital and my husband work anywhere from 5minutes to 4hrs away. so if he was at work id have to go by ambulance and maybe even him missing the birth and i have two children with me also.

Lexie - posted on 04/27/2010




Induction strongly increases your chances of a c-section. I willingly took an induction at 38 week 6 days, and I regret it daily. Horrible experience!!! They actually overdosed me on pitocin (can happen to anyone. no way of telling your body's limits until it is too late). I almost had to have a hysterectomy! If you doctor won't let you go over your due date, that seems silly. Due dates are estimates, no exact science. I will go to 50 weeks if I have to with this baby to avoid another c-section or induction.

Amy - posted on 04/25/2010




I was induced 7 days before my due date with high blood pressure. Well I've heard when your induced its more painful well I didnt feel a thing til the end. I went into the hospital on tuesday and waited for my dr to tell me what she wanted to do, they gave me cervidil on Wed. (not sure if thats how u spell it) the one nurse that put it in said that wouldnt give me contractions and that the next day they were going to give me Pitocin and that would start me. WRONG!!! the hours after that i felt like pressure in my bum and i needed to go have a bowel moment. so my mom went and asked why i felt this way and the other nurse said shes having contactions every 3 mins. I didnt even know i was in labor lol I got some drugs then later that night I had an epidural. So the whole time in the hospital I didnt really feel any pain til thrusday at 12pm the drugs wore off all the way!! my daughter was born at 12:21pm and I felt it all even the 15 stitches, I'm the biggest baby when it comes to needles, and everything. I was in active labor for 15 hours. If you ask me if I'd do it again, my answer would be "In a heartbeat" I love my little girl, she was born with the cord around her neck and taken to another hospital 30mins from me. I did everything they asked of me that day like use the restroom, take a shower. And I was out of the hospital 21 hours after giving birth to spend the next 4 days at my little sweetie's side in the NICU. Honestly hun your babys coming one way or another, but everyone is different. So I've told you my story, but I can tell you your experience will be completely unique, so take everything with a grain of salt. All the best of luck to you, and congrats on your little one!!


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Sarh - posted on 05/22/2010




This has not happened to me, but if you are worried about baby being too early, dont worry, baby should be fully developed by 36 wks. Also, your doctor wouldn't just take the baby early for no reason, She most likely wants to try and avoid any labor and delivery problems for both you and baby (due to the high blood pressure).

Sarah - posted on 05/22/2010




yes well kind of i had to be induced before my due date because of my daughters size she was big, it went pretty well, they put you on pitossin and you contract and that goes on for wahile, then once the contractions are regular your doctor will break your water, then the delivery should go pretty fast, hopefully you'll have a good nurse i didn't i had a shitty nurse .i had both my kids without epidural i did it natural out of fear something would go wrong? well dont stress too much and be sure to ask all the questions you need with your doctor and medical staff or procedures, the more you know the less stress and the less stress the better blood pressure. good luck

Pamela - posted on 05/13/2010




im getting induced tonight at 37.6 wks due to lupus and gestational diabetes its actually good to know that my bubs will soon be here. with my 2nd baby i was induced at 39 wks and my labour was only 1 1/2 hrs so im hoping this time it will be the same. good luck to all u ladies xx

Camisha - posted on 05/13/2010




Yes me too!! Im having complications like that too! Im getting induced on 5/18 ill be 37 weeks good luck. Im nervous i gotta have a csection too!!

Camisha - posted on 05/03/2010




Im suppose to find out this week im getting induced early too!! I cant wait im 35 weeks and5days

Yvonne - posted on 04/28/2010




i was induced at 38 weeks but wasnt told till the night they induced me as they where diagnosing me with preeclampsia and i was 1.5cms dilated they gave me sintocin from 8 or so till 2 didnt feel a contraction. the docs were all doing c's so couldnt attend to me as i wasnt booked in they broke my waters at 2 being 4cm dilated and my daughter was born 4 hours later. i was shocked and scared thinking i had 4 weeks left until she was due to being told i would have her by the next day but i wouldnt change it they are inducing u to keep u and bub healthy. i'm actually hoping they will induce me with this one too then i can garentee my partner will be there and i have a lift to hospital.

Kristin - posted on 04/26/2010




I was induced because my first went 10 days past the due date and the second was 3 days past the due date. I was ripe and everything, just not dilating. For each of them, it was a little less then 12 hours start to finish. I did use meds, but mostly to avoid the ring of fire and the back labor with the second.

It's quick, but remember to breathe and stay flexible mentally to what the medical folks are suggesting. The goal is to get through the labor and delivery safely. You may go quickly, or not. You may want pain meds, or not. You may need a C-section, or not. Just remember that safety is the number one goal and priority here and that they want to work with you as long as you are keeping your health and safety as the priority.

Good luck, and congrats!

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At my 37th week appointment, I got the weight of my baby girl estimated. She's estimated to be around 9 pounds already, so they're going to induce me early, as well as give me another ultrasound to double check her growth. We still have to schedual it, but that will hopefully be done by the end of the week. I'm a little nervous too, but I know my baby girl will be here soon enough ♥ Good luck to you! :)

Katy - posted on 04/23/2010




I also live an hour away from the hospital and I am happy that I am set up to be induced this coming Monday! It is nice to be able to plan ahead a bit and we are able to get things together ahead of time, like dog sitters, bags loaded, house clean, etc.. I am a bit nervous to be induced because I have heard stories about long miserable labors leading to c-sections but this could happen with a natural labor as well so I think you just have to go into it with an open mind and know that as long as your little one gets here safely- it doesnt matter how long it takes or what we have to do to get them here! Good luck!!

Carolee - posted on 04/23/2010




I was induced a week early for having borderline preeclampsia. I actually LIKED knowing when I was going to give birth... well, around the time I was going to give birth. My body fought the labor until I got the epidural. Total labor time for me was 23 1/2 hours, but most women's labors are shorter than that (though not always). I'm actually hoping to get induced when I give birth again in July. I live about an hour or so from the hospital, and truly have a fear of going into labor natually while living so far away. It sounds like it would be a good option for you. Good luck!

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