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nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" Breaking your water isn't consider induction is it? And op, brown is old blood, but if you have bright red blood, i was told that is cause to get to the hospital asap."


yes it is. artificial rupture of membranes to start labor is an induction, if you are already contracting and changing your cervix and your water is artificially ruptured it is an augmentation of labor.

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Kati Iss Rollinn:" Yep i got induced when i was 8cm."


Frackkk :?

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" Frackkk :?"


It was so wonderful though i got there right in time to get my epi,i was in heaven! lol

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting nursemaya -mommy to 2:" yes it is. artificial rupture of membranes to start labor is an induction, if you are already contracting ... [snip!] ... if you are already contracting and changing your cervix and your water is artificially ruptured it is an augmentation of labor."


Ah okay, but they don't use drugs for that do they? I really don't want to be induced, but erupting my water isn't scary to me

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Kati Iss Rollinn:" It was so wonderful though i got there right in time to my epi,i was in heaven! lol"


I really don't want to be induced lol

MarieRoseAlexa 1 child; Ohio 101 posts
27th Nov '12

Just called two different numebers for my doctor, I don't have her personal number, I was only give her two office numbers which are closed, that's a hell of a lot of help. Ahhhh.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" Ah okay, but they don't use drugs for that do they? I really don't want to be induced, but erupting my water isn't scary to me"


no, medications aren't lways needed for induction. we often do inductions by AROM and it technically isn't natural, but is the most natural thing they can do to induce. They still have to follow guidelines as to who they induce and how even if its "only" by Artificial Rupture of Membranes

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting MarieRoseAlexa:" Posted yesterday about my progress with this pregnancy, currrently 39w 4d. Dilated 3cm LAST week, had ... [snip!] ... painful. Do I wait it out? (Been trying that to make sure they're consistent) Call my doctor? Or go in? My water hasn't broken."


if you feel like you're at the point where you have to have an epidural for the pain, or need to push out the baby.. go in. Otherwise.. might as well stay home and be able to move around awhile yet.

if you call.. they have to tell you that you can come in if you want. but... they'll hook you to monitors, start IV's, and limit mobility. The best way to move things along... is walk. gravity. you might end up with a nurse or doctor that prefers you laying in a bed waiting ... and if it doesnt' happen fast enough... pit, and possibly a section.

if you're comfortable enough that you arne't sure if it's time to go in... you're likely fine to wait at home awhile yet.

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting MarieRoseAlexa:" *face palm* FACkkkkk! Okay"


Don't freak out, stay calm. Is your doctor affiliated with the hospital? If so, call them and let them know whats going on and that your coming in and can't reach your Ob. They will get in touch.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting MarieRoseAlexa:" Just called two different numebers for my doctor, I don't have her personal number, I was only give her two office numbers which are closed, that's a hell of a lot of help. Ahhhh."


Call the hospital triage dept. That's what patients do after hours here, but not every hospital is like that

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting snglemama:" if you feel like you're at the point where you have to have an epidural for the pain, or need to push ... [snip!] ... if you're comfortable enough that you arne't sure if it's time to go in... you're likely fine to wait at home awhile yet."


She's bleeding straight red blood. Not snotty or dischargey.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting snglemama:" if you feel like you're at the point where you have to have an epidural for the pain, or need to push ... [snip!] ... if you're comfortable enough that you arne't sure if it's time to go in... you're likely fine to wait at home awhile yet."

:!::!::!:

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" Hell yes lol Better than sitting there for 10 + hours waiting for progress and possibly being sent home."



exactly! I'm al;ways shocked when people make it sound like a scare tactic... "omg.. I was already a 7!" great! that's how it should happen! you were likely more comfortable at home than in the hospital.



nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" She's bleeding straight red blood. Not snotty or dischargey."


it's bloody show

Cady Browne Kendrick Due February 5; 1 child; Texas 218 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting MarieRoseAlexa:" Brown and red"


I'm pretty sure that is your mucus plug. That is normal. You can loose it weeks before you even go into labor.