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Induction Poll! NeverGiveUpHope 1 child; Orem, Utah 136 posts
16th Nov '12

Hey Ladies! I will be 37weeks on Monday and mostly likely I will be getting induced(Not by choice medically needed)




If you were induced what type did you receive and how long were you in Labor for?
Would you chose that option again?
Was it more painful than a previous Labor?
How long from the time you went in and started until you had you LO in your arms??



Thank you! :)



Here is my back story:
I have been in preterm Labor for about 3weeks. I had the steroid shots for her lungs at 34 weeks. I was on Niphedipine(?) To stop contractions and I have been on strict bedrest the last 3weeks. I am having a lot of preoblems with my Blood Pressure(140s/100s) sometimes is 130/90s or 140/90s but I have recently also been getting migraines and now I get dizzy and see spots. I have been checked for Pre-E twice they both came back negative. I have NSTs twice a week and at my last appointment Her fluid was a little low and after a couple contractions her heart rate went low. So they are worried with my blood pressure being high that its making her placenta start to not function. I have an NST and an Ultrasound on Monday to check fluids and her growth. If my BP is high and her fluid is still low/lower I will be getting induced then. I am 36weeks now and will be 37weeks on Monday. I'm dilated to 3.5cm and 100% effaced and she is at a station 0! I have also had consistent contractions.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
16th Nov '12

I wasn't 'induced', exactly, but at 39 weeks my doctor stripped my membranes to see if it would help things along. I went into labor the next morning, and 26 hours later had a baby.

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
16th Nov '12

i was onduced at 38.4 weeks, medically needed, they used a fulley (sp) balloon to help dilate (barely worked) they thens started me on pitocin, and had to take me off of it but my contractions were still coming too strong and too close together and DS went into distress, emergency c-section and gave birth to a healthy baby boy except that he got GBS and had to get antibiotics.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11632 posts
status 16th Nov '12

They did two doses of Cervidil and then did Pitocin. Would I do it again? Yep. It sucked but it wasn't horrible. I had been having 3-5 min contractions for a month but they weren't strong enough. I wasn't dilated, effaced, or anything.
I went in at 6am on Thursday. Had to get 2 12 hour doses of Cervidil. Then Pitocin at 12 on Friday and had my son at 11:48 Friday night.

Bob Wehadababyitsaboy 3 kids; 4 angel babies; California 30165 posts
16th Nov '12

With DS i was in early labor but they wanted to speed it along so they put me on PIT and i asked them for an Epi well i stayed at 3cm for hours like 28 hours until they broke my water and i dilated from a 3 to a 10 in about 2 hours and it took me about an hour and half to push him out.
With DD i needed to be medically induced at 37 weeks so they put me on Pit broke my water 2 hours later when i reached 4cms and i had her about an hour later. It was extremely painful and i couldn't get an epi but she was out within 3 pushes.

Mandy Evans 2 kids; Ohio 1444 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting NeverGiveUpHope:" Hey Ladies! I will be 37weeks on Monday and mostly likely I will be getting induced(Not by choice medically ... [snip!] ... be 37weeks on Monday. I'm dilated to 3.5cm and 100% effaced and she is at a station 0! I have also had consistent contractions."


my induciton lasted 5 days. BUT, 4 of those 5 days were spent trying to soften my cervix. if your already a 3, and 100%, it should go much better for you than for me! and even thought it wasnt a good experince, i will be doing it again this go round, medical reasons again. the main thing to remember is to be patient. your medically forcing your body to do something it doesnt want to do, so it may take a bit, (and it may not! easy labor dust to you) be patient and dont cave into a csection at the first mention, because they will try at some point to talk you into a csection. good luck to you!!

Chiara Leigh TTC since Dec 2013; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Ohio 831 posts
16th Nov '12

Started with Cervadil then they started Pitocin.



My LO kept having major declines in his heart rate everytime I had a contraction.



It took 45 1/2 hours until I had him from the start of the induction.



Had him vaginally. It hurt terribly, pitocin contractions SUCK!

Emily M Smith 18 kids; Wisconsin 432 posts
16th Nov '12

With my daughter they broke my water and I was in labor with her for almost 29 hours she was born on her due date and with my son they did a membrane sweep at 10 am and I went into labor with him at midnight and he was born at 1:42 am :) Born 39 weeks 6 days

Dan[yell] (20 weeks) Due May 21; 34 kids; White House, Tennessee 1883 posts
16th Nov '12

I was induced with my first at 40 weeks, 5 days



If you were induced what type did you receive and how long were you in Labor for? Pitocin drip, 8 hrs long
Would you chose that option again? No!
Was it more painful than a previous Labor? No, but only because I asked for an epi as soon as the contractions started! lol
How long from the time you went in and started until you had you LO in your arms?? Almost 12 hrs from the time I went it until the time I delivered.

HollyBeth 3 kids; Missouri 77 posts
16th Nov '12

My Pitocin IV was started at 6:25AM and she was born at 9:55AM. Really fast, I was kind of bummed actually. This is my last baby, and I don't know, I guess I just wanted it to last longer.

Flag Due May 1; 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1699 posts
16th Nov '12

Cervadil, pitocin, then they broke my water... Then, 34 hours later, had a natural birth!



Yeah it sucked, and yeah I wish I had been able to go natural... But it wasn't some awful labour that had me screaming in agony or anything. I did 21 hours of it natural, even with the pitocin.



Overall, its alright!

NeverGiveUpHope 1 child; Orem, Utah 136 posts
16th Nov '12

Thanks Ladies! I'm so nervous to be getting induced! I was hoping for an all natural labor, but that won't be happening but I'm still hoping to not have an epi so we will see how it goes! :)

tatesmommy09 2 kids; Illinois 4003 posts
16th Nov '12

I was induced by breaking my water and then starting a bit of pjtocin. I was 5 cm when they started and my labor lasted only 36 minutes!!!

NeverGiveUpHope 1 child; Orem, Utah 136 posts
16th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting tatesmommy09:</b>" I was induced by breaking my water and then starting a bit of pjtocin. I was 5 cm when they started and my labor lasted only 36 minutes!!!"</blockquote>



I'm so hoping my Labor is like yours!! LOL

*WishingUponAStar* 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Lawton, Oklahoma 18442 posts
16th Nov '12

I was medically induced with all 3 of my babies, so I just copied your questions and answered each one for each baby. (lol I am bored.) Sorry so long!

1st baby-I was induced at 34.5 weeks beause my placenta abrupted from having severe pre-eclampisa; 2nd baby-I was 37.5 weeks. I was induced because I was on blood thinners and they were worried about my placenta abrupting again.
3rd baby-I was 28.1 weeks and was induced because I had an ecoli infection that was trapped in my body by a kidney stone, which caused me to be septic.



If you were induced what type did you receive and how long were you in Labor for? 1st baby-I was given pitocen to help labor along, but my placenta had fully abrupted and I was hemorrhaging, and my body was starting to go into labor. I was in labor for 10 hours; 2nd baby-I was given a cytotec pill (had no clue what the risks were at the time and didn't know that was how we were doing it until I was getting induced.) 3 times thoughout my labor. I also was given a foley balloon to get me dilated to 3 cm. (I started at 0.) That labor lasted 28 hours!; 3rd baby-I was put on the fastest pitocin drip because it was an emergency but I couldn't have a c-section. When they started my induction I was at 2cm. I was in labor for 8 hours.



Would you chose that option again? 1st baby- I didn't have much of an option...I had severe preeclampsia and my organs started to fail. They wouldn't give me a c-section because I had already lost too much blood, wasn't stable, & already lost my daughter.; 2nd baby-Definitely would not let them induce me with cytotec ever again now that I know the risks! I was medically induced with my 2nd, but that was because I was on blood thinners for a blood clotting disorder and because they were afraid my placenta was going to abrupt again. I found out 6 months after my last baby that I was misdiagnosed with the blood clotting disorder though, so I wonder if I truly did need to be induced with my 2nd. I would love to go into labor on my own one day. Well now it would suck since I have kids already and need to make sure they are taken care of! lol; 3rd baby-Didn't have an option. I had an ecoli infection that was trapped inside my body by a kidney stone. My kidney stone was in an odd spot though, so the doctors didn't find it until a week after I had my son, in a CT scan. The ecoli infection had made me septic by the time I first got to the hospital though. I had a temperature of 105 and my son's and my heart rates were up in the 200s, so they induced me. They wouldn't give me a c-section because of the infection being in my blood and I wasn't stable enough.



Was it more painful than a previous Labor? 1st baby-I had pretty bad constant back pain right before I started hemmorghaging, but after I got to the hospital I was pretty out of it. I didn't feel any contractions at all. I felt like I was sleeping throughout the whole labor though and barely remember much of it. When it was time to push, that was pretty painful though! (I did have to get stitches, which I felt and that was painful! Even the numbing shot they tried to give me before hand was painful and did NOT work!) I did get morphine a couple times through my IV when they were doing painful procedures on me (procedures like an artery line, amninocentesis, uterine sweep, etc.), so maybe that is part of the reason I didn't feel any contractions? I was also on magneisum sulfate.; 2nd baby-It was painful enough that I ended up getting an epideral at the end. As I was waiting for tests to come back saying if I was able to get the epideral or not, I was begging for something to help with the pain. They gave me Nubain and that made me REALLY happy for awhile. It didn't last too long though. If I wasn't such a baby, I probably could have done it without anything though. 3rd baby-My contractions came really fast and strong. They were right on top of each other! I was screaming for some kind of pain relief! They wouldn't let me have an epideral because of me being septic and not stable. They gave me as much stadol as they could, but that didn't do a thing. I was in so much pain that I made them go get me anything that might help with the pain. By then it was about time to push, so they literally stabbed me in my thigh really fast and I delivered my son. There was even blood from the shot because there wasn't any time to clean it up. Ugh. Definitely wasn't the best expereience, but my son was definitely worth it. I would still try for another baby one day, even knowing I might have to be induced in an emergency and more than likely have to be induced period.

How long from the time you went in and started until you had you LO in your arms?? 1st baby-I am not sure from the time I went in. I went in and they took a LONG time with a doppler and ultrasound to try to find my daughter's heart beat and to access what was going on. As soon as I got back in the room, they started the induction though. I was in labor for 10 hours before I had her. 2nd baby-Same with not knowing. I had went to a doctor's appointment for a weekly check up and they sent me straight to the hospital. I had to get an ultrasound, do an amnio, have a non stress test, wait for results of amnio, then wait for a room in l&d to be ready for me. It was 28 hours from start to finish with that induction though. Seemed like forever at the time! haha 3rd baby- Well I had been in the hospital for 2 days before they even decided they were going to induce me. As soon as they took me back to l&d from ICU and started my induction, I had my son 8 hours later. I wasn't able to hold him for several weeks later though. :( I didn't even get to see him until 3 days after he was born because he was premature and I couldn't be around him until I didn't have a fever for 24 hours.