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Melanie Aalto Ontario 2 posts
4th Nov '12

I was 6 days over due and needed to be induced, but my water broke at home before going to the hospital. I didn't have any real contractions prior to being induced and it was my first pregnancy. My advice for you is to just wait it out, since you can't move around too much and the contractions are very quick. I had a quick labour though so that was the only good thing.

Kylee Priest Due November 8; 2 kids; Bellefontaine, Ohio 13 posts
5th Nov '12

before poster gets upset this is just my opinion..My ob also said she will not induce me until 39 weeks. At my 39 week appt she asked if I would like to set it up and described how they do it with the catheter balloon into the cervix to speed dilation along with pitocin use. She also had to warn me that it does hieghten the risk for a c-section. I chose to wait the extra week to my due date. I have been in and out of hospital with pre-labor pains now since 30 weeks. Painful contractions, once thought my water was leaking and everything and I still will not let them induce until my l/o reaches her due date. I have been sitting at 1.5 cm dilated for the past month as well. Obviously my body and my l/o is either in a battle on when she will arrive or niether is completely ready. Either way I am not forcing her out before she comes to FULL term. I know for a fact pitocin makes labor more painful as I had to have it with my 2nd who came at 36 weeks because my water did start leaking and we was not sure of how long since it happened in the middle of the night.
Good luck to you!

Nessy, Nova, and Bam Due March 4; 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Spokane, WA, United States 5241 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Kylee Priest:" before poster gets upset this is just my opinion..My ob also said she will not induce me until 39 weeks. ... [snip!] ... my water did start leaking and we was not sure of how long since it happened in the middle of the night. Good luck to you!"

Wow, i've never been induced like that before! When I was induced the first time, they put a pill up by my cervix to help me dilate naturally and by god it did, they gave me 2-3 doses between 8pm and 12am, contractions started at 3-4am, and had her at 9:11am. Haha. They were going to start pitocin at 9am with her but labor started on it's own. Second time I was induced I went in at 6am and was at 5-6cm already (last appointment I was at 3), they started me on pitocin which kind sucked but I got the epi so I didn't feel much, and had her at 10:58am. The only thing I would change about my second labor was I wish I would have asked them if I could try to see if I could finish labor naturally since I was on the brink of it anyways. But in the end, with both of my labors, I have two happy, healthy little girls :) That's what's important.