induction

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@ShyBear88 (18618)
United States
March 1, 2012 12:34pm CST
would you consider scheduling an induction? Well if I have a change with this pregnancy to choice when I can be induced I would so do it again. With my first pregnancy I was induced 5 weeks early but I didn't really get to prepare myself for it. I only had 12 hour noticed that I would be given birth to my daughter the next day. Even though my inducement took 16 hours it was well worth it. Felt nothing up to the last 45 minutes before I delivered my daughter. So its being induced again would be nice to experiences again especially since it went well the first time.
6 responses
@Anne18 (11036)
1 Mar 12
I had two scheduled inductions as my babies were two weeks late and the other baby was a week late so the babies needed to be born as they were overdue. I see nothing wrong with this practice as longs the baby is going to be born perfect
@Anne18 (11036)
1 Mar 12
PS I miss your photo of your little girl, although I love your scan photo it confuses me when I see your discussions, looking forward ot seeing a photo of your new baby when the baby is born
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
1 Mar 12
Well thank you. I'm hoping to get a good picture of my daughter with her new baby brother or sister when he or she is born. I was induced 5 weeks early. I had to be induced or have a c-section because well my daughter stopped growing. I wouldn't mine another one as long as the my baby is born healthy and gets to come home when mommy goes home. I rather have inductions then c-sections.
@Anne18 (11036)
2 Mar 12
I didn't mind either as I was very lucky ot bounce back quickly from both of them. Each and everyone of us is different
• United States
2 Mar 12
I was 10 days late with my 2nd child. My water broke in the evening about 9pm. We went to the hospital and they hooked me up to the monitor stuff. The nurse was looking at the monitor and telling me that I was having a contraction but I barely felt anything. Nothing happened all night. In the morning about 6am the decided to induce me. The contractions felt different than with my 1st baby. I don't know if it was because they induced me or not. He didn't want to come out! The doctor would say "Push. Here he comes, no he's not." Then "OK, now he's coming, wait... not yet." "Alright, he's coming out but he's sunny side up" ... and he has been defiant ever since! :)
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
2 Mar 12
All labors are different weather you have something to start labor or not. Our bodies react differently each time, each baby is carried differently they are different sizes. I was induced for my first and felt nothing till after they broke my water 15 hours later then I felt the contractions and it wasn't because of the protose it was my body saying its baby time. Naturally your body goes in to full labor after the water is broken so it normally is more painful after that but someone its painful before the water breaks its just depends on how fast and how long the contractions are and how dilated you are. I wouldn't mind having another one for my second baby.
• United States
3 Mar 12
Did you read what I wrote? I didn't go into labor after my water broke. I went all night in the hospital with no contractions, except for the ones that the nurse told me I was having that I couldn't feel. They had to induce me at 6 am. Contractions don't just come naturally after the water breaks for everyone.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
5 Mar 12
I did read what you wrote that is why I said all labors or different no two are the same even when your induced or not the medication won't affect if your water breaks on its own or not. I said normally contractions will pick up on there own naturally when the water breaks but it also depends on the type of induction that is happening and the woman's body. Normally after the waters contractions will start for most women it does. Some babies aren't ready to come out when we want them too, or the doctor wants them too. Some times the baby isn't as far as everyone thinks they are that is why a due date is and estimation of when you got pregnant and the only sure way to know how far a long you are is till the baby is born and even then normally the doctor won't tell you who many weeks in to your pregnancy you really where with your pregnancy. That is why some babies that are full terms are stick in the hospital because some times doctors are off on things or the baby swallowed something during labor. This is also why some babies that are preemies are just fine and able to go home like a normal full term baby it just depends on a lot of factors how a labor will play out and how it'll feel. As long as the baby and mommy are okay the labor really doesn't matter how it happen or delivery happens. I"m not going to say my next labor is going to be as easy and pain free for most of my labor with my first born. It could be more painful and my water could break on its own. Labor might start and then stop and not progress, the babies head might not be in the down position and if in the down position it doesn't mean that he or she will come down all the way and put pressure on my cervix to even get labor going with help from what ever medication they think will help get it going. I might have a smaller baby then I did before or a bigger baby then I did before. I might have to delivery before 35 weeks like I did before or I would go a full 40 weeks with no complications what so ever. Like I said above where you think I didn't read what you said. I said all labors are different everybody's body reacts differently each time. It depends the baby, the way you are carrying your baby the different sizes. All those play a role when it comes to labor and weather a women needs help to get labor going and for some women even with the assistance of help to get labor going nothing happens. In your case with your second child nothing happened so the doctor did a c section because being induced for some long can have bad side affects on your body and the baby as well as the fact of not having any amniotic fluid any more around them for so long puts the baby as a higher risk for a lot of things. For me being induced was a lot different then yours. You where in labor technically weather you have a contraction or not for about 24 hours or more. I was only in labor for 15 hours. 1 hour of active labor which was transition into delivery for me. Which none of that happened till after my water was broke at 4cm. For me like I said like most women my labor went from really slow to really fast and any doctor will tell a mom once the water is broke labor and contraction should pick up. "Should" part which for me it did and it went really faster then the my doctor thought I would because it was my first baby and she was being made to come early. She was ready to go after being waiting 16 hours and about ready to eat a burger soon after she was born. For me I still wouldn't mind being induced again if I need to be for my child's safety like I did my first or because I went to long after my due date or being in labor for so long with no activity really going on. For me I rather do anything then have my doctor tell me I need to have a c section that would scare me and it freaks me out because that would be my first major surgery. I would have to know like a head of time that they are going to do this to get my head in the right place with me being okay with that happening. That might mean after that point I won't be able most likely to have a natural birth because not all women after having a c section can have a natural birth.
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• Ireland
2 Mar 12
Hi ShyBear88, Congratulations on your impending arrival! :) With my first born, I went into labour nearly a month early so there was no need for an induction. With my second born, I had an induction booked for the EDD if I hadn't gone in before as I was hoping to have a home birth. It ended up being that I didn't need to be induced because labour started the day before my EDD and planned induction. I see nothing wrong with planning an induction if mum is happy with it and it is medically safe for her and baby to do so. IrishGal77 :)
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
2 Mar 12
I had and induction with my daughter. I had two choices either a c-section or let them induce me so I too the induction because I wanted to feel labor I didn't want it just done and over with, with out trying. But since it was 5 weeks that they induced me my doctor did explain that it might be hard on my daughter to deliever her because her heart rate might drop and if it does that means they are doing a c-section weather I want them too or not. I got induced it was 16 hours of labor but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I felt nothing the first 15 hours they broke my water at 2am and hour labor had my daughter. So with this pregnancy I wouldn't mind doing it again as long as I don't need a c-section I would hate that but if it comes to that then I will do it.
@Anne18 (11036)
2 Mar 12
With my twins I had no choice but ot have a c section as one of my babies was breech and that one needed to come out first to make room for the other baby to come out
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
5 Mar 12
That's pretty common with twins or multiples every few are ever all in the head down position.
@maximax8 (28836)
• United Kingdom
14 Mar 12
I like to have a natural birth. I prefer to go into labor on my own rather than be induced. My two boys were both born at 39 weeks pregnancy but my daughter had other ideas. She wasn't born by 40 weeks and my midwife wanted to do a stretch and sweep. I thought no thanks and discussed other alternatives. I went for a reflexology session and it worked. My labor began 48 hours later. So my daughter was born at 40 weeks and 2 days pregnancy. My second baby's birth was quick and easy with no complications. The first time I had a retained placenta and the third time I had severe bleeding. Good luck.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
14 Mar 12
I had no choice but to be induced when it comes to your kids health so times you can wait till happens naturally and some times waiting for it to naturally happen it never happens Its still a natural birth if your induced or not there are natural ways to start labor with out medical help. Normally at 35.5 weeks women don't go into labor on there own with out some help unless something is wrong with the baby or you have more then one. I really didn't want a c section and i got my way. After being induced once I wouldn't mind getting it done again I just wish that I have advances notice to pick the day of when it'll happen unlike last time where I had 12 hour notices.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
7 Mar 12
My daughter was a half-induction, half-natural labor. In saying that, my water broke at home, but when I got to the hospital I wasn't having contractions so they had to start my on pitocin. With my son, he was a scheduled induction because I'd reached my due date and he showed no signs of wanting out. The thing that I don't like about the pitocin is that it does make the contractions more painful. However, for both of my labors, I was started on pitocin and my children were born within four hours, so, yes, I would do it again.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
8 Mar 12
Lucky I was on pitocin for my daughter I was in labor for 16 hours. I really didn't feel much of anything with pitocin in my system till after they broke my water then I felt some pain and was uncomfortable. But I didn't have any pain killers really no epidural for me. The first 15 hours it took me that long to even get to 4 to 5 cm for my doctor to be able to break my water and I had no choice really in what day to be induced I was induced on my brothers 27th birthday and I had my daughter the next day really early in the morning and I was hungry. If I have to deliver early I would like to be able to pick when so I have more a head of time notices especially with a toddler at home we need someone to be with her when labor starts or if they do a c section.
@MandaLee (3741)
• United States
1 Mar 12
No. My sister had both her children at home with a nurse midwife there.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
1 Mar 12
I had and induction I had two choice either being induced at 35 weeks or have a c-section at 35 weeks. I too the induction a much faster recovery from that since all they are doing is giving you your own natural hormones to kick start labor. I liked mine I would never have a home birth too many things can go wrong with home births is what I feel. I would still rather have and induction again then a c-section. 2 weeks with out holding my other child would be like hell for me and not bending either would suck.