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so is being induced a bad thing??? Josephine Johnson 1 child; California 11 posts
15th Sep '10

so im scheduled to go in today for my induction i am 40 weeks and 6 days over due 3cm dialated induction was never a choice of mines i would love to just have my daughter naturally but at my Dr at my last apt.he set it up for me to be induced today idk why but anyways i was reading up on inductions and i cant find one possitive thing about it, it seems like its the worse possible thing to do or something..its not the part about the pain being so unbearable that bugs me its alot of people saying that its selfish to get an induction and to NEVER get an induction because your putting your babys life at risk or all of these complications will happen so im confused and now really freaked out because apparently im going to be a selfish mother who put my babys life at risk and lots of things could go wrong.. so is it bad to get induced??? am i really a bad mother because im going along with it? is this a bad idea ? idk i need to put my mind at ease a little is there one possitive induction story out there lol??? i kinda asked the same question yesterday but didnt really get much of a response. thank you your responses are appreciated :-)

♥rEVOLution&hearts 4 kids; Eagar, Arizona 6985 posts
15th Sep '10

I was induced for medical reasons and it went great!

Monkeys Mommy+1 [[ily]] 2 kids; Arizona 7705 posts
15th Sep '10

my story isnt postive, but i hated being induced, the contractions were horrible, it ended up being a csection after 16 hours( or something close) in labor

I wouldnt do it unless its medically necessary but thats just me
there are mamas that had sucess with it. Not me, the whole experience sucked

Proud Mommyy. Due September 23 (boy); West Virginia 173 posts
15th Sep '10

My DR said yesterday that they try not to let you go over 41 weeks, so if you get close they choose induction. I've known like 2 people who's been induced and both babies and moms are completely fine. I wouldn't worry too much. I did read something the other day about going over 42 weeks could be harmful to the baby, so that's why my DR said they really try not to let you go over 41 weeks now. Or at least that's how my DR is.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
15th Sep '10

I'd just want to know why your doc wants to induce you? For medical reasons or his own schedule?

Really, inductions should be a last resort. I went to 43 weeks with my girly before I let them induce me.

My story was wildly positive though. From the start of the induction to my daughters first breath was 6 hours. It didn't hurt nearly as bad as what people told me (but i do have a very high pain tolerance).

I would find out the reasoning behind the induction.

good luck momma. Sounds like your babes will be coming soon either way!

tonys_mama(army wife) 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15538 posts
15th Sep '10

if your doctor thinks thats whats best then no..i was induced at 38 weeks 2 days because of pre-e and HELP..the only bad thing was the pain(i couldnt have an epi because of the help)my baby girl was fine..

*Amanda Jane* 2 kids; Riverton, Utah 1008 posts
15th Sep '10

My induction went well. I was one week over due.. they were measuring my little man to be a big baby, he was definatly running out of room in there. I elected to be induced. was in labor for 11 1/2 hours and was holding my precious little man that evening! Alot of people aren't fans saying "babies come when babies are ready" well sometimes your body isn't willing to let them come! Its a risk for the baby to be in you too long, they run outta room.

ZAIN is here :D 2 kids; California 363 posts
15th Sep '10

i was induced with my first, and it was soo smooth and great and i won't mind being induce this time too.....

Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; why, az, United States 52117 posts
15th Sep '10

Induction puts you at a natural disadvantage since your body isn't ready for one reason or another. Some women's bodies never hit that ready stage though so there's no choice but to force it into labor. After a certain point it becomes safer to induce then to go too far overdue so you're not being selfish.



It's good that your body is already dilating, that will help the induction do it's job. Try to relax as much as possible and remember it's like natural labor, it can go great or horrible like any birthing experience. It doesn't automatically guarantee you a horrible labor.

♛ Spectacular.#4 4 kids; Alabama 19636 posts
15th Sep '10

Being induced sucks ass. The contractions are much worse, or they were for me. I ended up having to get an epidural. His heart rate dropped some. Besides that I mean didn't have a "horrible induction." It was only four hours. I didn't have a choice with my first due to pre-eclampsia.

ChaniiLove 19 kids; San Marcos, Texas 3579 posts
15th Sep '10
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EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
15th Sep '10
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♛ Spectacular.#4 4 kids; Alabama 19636 posts
15th Sep '10
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D+S+G= ♥ 1 child; Alaska 29971 posts
15th Sep '10

I was induced at 39 weeks cause of my kidney. I was at 3 cms and my contractions were consistent so I asked to just have my water broke instead of getting a pitocin drip. I gave birth to our son less than 12 hrs later & only pushed for 15 minutes.

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
15th Sep '10
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