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if you were induced wannaknow 2 kids; California 475 posts
28th Nov '12

And had to go in the night before for cervidil, did they give you something to help you sleep while you were waiting?



I remember when I was admitted for my pre e with my first (at 34 weeks) they gave me ambien while I was on the mag drip.



Would it be okay to ask them to give it to me again, so I can get some rest before the big event, I know I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting wannaknow:" And had to go in the night before for cervidil, did they give you something to help you sleep while you ... [snip!] ... them to give it to me again, so I can get some rest before the big event, I know I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight. "

they offered it to me

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
28th Nov '12

There's no harm in asking.

Justine's Mama Due November 28 (boy); 1 child; Boynton Beach, Florida 1939 posts
28th Nov '12

Yes they offered me sleeping meds after I was on the cervadil. I took them and slept great, I have no clue what it was though.

firsttimerbaby Due March 11 (boy); 18 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2473 posts
28th Nov '12

They suggested it to me

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
28th Nov '12

I'd ask definitely. If I'm gonna be in labor all night I'm gonna ask for something to help me rest too lol. With DD1 I was up 24+ hours :/

user banned SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 24574 posts
28th Nov '12

I did and they gave me Ambien!

wannaknow 2 kids; California 475 posts
28th Nov '12

Thanks! I wasn't sure if it made me sound like a whiner to ask, but I do really need to get some rest before all the pushing and stuff. lol

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6714 posts
status 28th Nov '12

yeah they gave me something i forget..it may have been ambien...but i still didnt sleep..i had two 12 hour doses of cervidil..no progress so they sent me home to sleep..went back the next day had more cervidil...it took 3 doses and 4 days for my body to be ready for pitocin.

wannaknow 2 kids; California 475 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting NevviesMom:" I'd ask definitely. If I'm gonna be in labor all night I'm gonna ask for something to help me rest too lol. With DD1 I was up 24+ hours :/"


I know what you mean, with my first, I didn't sleep at all the night before, and had him in my room the night he was born, I didn't get any sleep at all. I just want to be well rested when I meet my little guy.

wannaknow 2 kids; California 475 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting October2011:" yeah they gave me something i forget..it may have been ambien...but i still didnt sleep..i had two 12 ... [snip!] ... me home to sleep..went back the next day had more cervidil...it took 3 doses and 4 days for my body to be ready for pitocin."


wow, I am already dilated some, so I am hoping it will go smooth, and they will only need to do cervidil overnight. That is what the midwife said to expect.

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
28th Nov '12

I was induced with my first and I got to go home after each of the two rounds of Cervidil (after lots of testing and monitoring). My midwives suggested a drowsy version of Gravol for early labour (not just when I was induced).



I can't remember if I took it after the second round was removed (and I was in early labour), but if I did, it didn't help much. I slept between contractions, they were 10 - 20 minutes apart but I was up during every contraction (lying down was too painful) and had to use the washroom after each one.

+Sunshine+ 2 kids; Texas 4149 posts
28th Nov '12

They offered it to me. I said yes. Only slept for 2 hours though. Lol

wannaknow 2 kids; California 475 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Roe23:" I was induced with my first and I got to go home after each of the two rounds of Cervidil (after lots ... [snip!] ... 20 minutes apart but I was up during every contraction (lying down was too painful) and had to use the washroom after each one."


My hospital is over an hour one way, so I won't be going home after the cervidil is in place. I am spending the night up there. I haven't slept well the last 2 months. I think that's pretty common towards the end, but I would really like to conserve as much energy as possible for the birth.

TM CPST Due July 25 (boy); 2 kids; Hi, TX, United States 10959 posts
28th Nov '12

They did w/DD, but w/DS I didn't get anything. they put cervidil in, I contracted every minute for 4 hours, had him 4hrs 15m after they inserted it. so I'm glad I didnt have anything :-)