i wentt to be induced last tuesday night. I was already contracting but nothing major until she checked me for dialation then boom my baby was a speedy gonzales!!!
The nurse said inductions almost always take 12hours plus.But thankfully my baby decided to come out on her own
my record contration on the pitocin was 3 min long
Quoting nik | Alessandra's mama:
My water broke on it's own, but the contractions started about 5 minutes after the pitocin! Labor was under 6 hours :)
Quoting Miranda & Arie XOXO:
Quoting Joel's mum:
it really just depends on your body and how you respond to it. pitoccin scares me. because i have had so many friends who went to be induced and after 12-36 hrs of being on pitocin they ended up with cecerians for "failure to progress"
please just remember that "failing to progress" usually(but not always)is a doctors term for they dont want to wait any more.... labors have been known to spontaniously stop and start on their own for days before actually being full on labor. did you know that your water can break-without contractions for up to 5 days safely? and being in water is not going to increase your risk of infection-there have been numerous tests that prove this theory-its peoples fingers and artificial tools getting put up your hoohaaa that spread infection faster.
having your water broken for you can put you at a higher risk for a uterine infection. while you are on that pitoccin just keep the vag checks to a minimum.
my sister was induced with my neice and she was born with in just a couple hours. and with my nephew all they had to do for her was put the cervical gelly on her "rock hard" cervix to jump start her labor. and he was born really fast too.
first babies can take on average of 12-24 hours just becauce every thing is so new. even with pitoccin they can take this long.
my biggest thing is that pitoccin limits your mobility and you have to be constantly be monitored-which can be a higher riskfor "fetal distress" which doctors call too fast sometimes....
sorry not to scare you or any thing... you will be fine and just remember to stay focused on your labor, and you will have a successful induction!!! good luck! i am jealous! i am so ready for my baby girl to be here!
I'm excited for you! Good luck, hon!
I may be getting induced tomorrow too. We'll see...