Being induced

Willyshia - posted on 09/12/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I am 38wks and 2 days pregnant. My doctor have scheduled for me to go into the hospital on Tuesday of next week. I have been having a lot of pain and my cervix has thin out plus i have already dilated 1 centimeters. I am kinda scared because this is my first child and I really don't know what to expect. Can anyone give me some advise about what to expect.

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Ashley - posted on 09/14/2012

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They will have you fast before going into the hospital first off, or at least they are supposed to. They will most likely put you on pitocin via IV. And then keep checking you to see if your going along nicely. There are a bunch of different meds and procedures that can be done so I cant say exactly what they will use or do since I dont know your dr or where your from. But I know with my daughter I went in in labor on my own, contracted all night and woke up still not anymore dialted than I was 8 hrs earlier but they kept me in because I was having hard contractions consistanly. They decided to give me pitocin and break my water. I was only 2cm along and they asked if I wanted the epidural then before the pain started back up which I took lol. And after that 5 hrs later she was born. It just depends on your body and baby on how long it will take. Dont be scared, everyone at the hospital does this a million times and they all know what they are doing. Youll be fine. And congrats:)

Terra - posted on 09/14/2012

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My suggestion would be to tell your doctor to try practicing a little patience and let you go until you're actually due. It's your first baby and he isn't even letting you get to 40 weeks which is an estimated due date anyway and can be off! You need to give your baby and your body a chance to do this without medical intervention or you are seriously setting yourself up for a c-section (or other unnecessary medical interventions like vacuum/forceps assistance and a greater risk of tearing). Regular contractions are SO much easier to deal with then medically induced contractions and are much, much easier on your child. There are risks with being induced and I would make sure you know all of them before agreeing to one unless it's 100% medically necessary (and just because your doctor thinks you're done or having a "big baby" are not medically necessary inductions). That's just my opinion though and I'm sure I'll get blasted for even giving it. Good luck no mater what you choose to do and congrats your new baby!

Michelle - posted on 09/13/2012

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My induced birth was the fastest one out of the 3. They broke my waters and put the drip in and 20 mins later the contractions started. From the first contraction till he was born was 50mins!!!!! I didn't even get time to have any pain relief.



Because your cervix is fully effaced and you have started dilating hopefully it will be quick for you as well.

Tarri - posted on 09/12/2012

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Be positive. You will not be bale to eat for a certain amount of time before your induction. They will most likely start you on pitocin which makes you contract, depending on your body you makes the difference of how long your labor will be. They will give you and I.V and in some cases a catheter. They will explain each medicine that they give you. I believe when being induced depending on where you live around 4-6 cm dilated is when you can get an epidural if you need pain management. In some cases the contractions are stronger when you are induced because your body is not going naturally but being forced into labor. Just breath through every contraction. Sometimes they will give you oxygen if you need it. They will monitor you and your baby for signs of fetal distress and vital signs like they do in every labor and delivery case. Just be positive and give your self time. You will most likely be in and out of sleep until contractions are strong enough. Congrats on your little bundle, I hope I helped a little.

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