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.MommaBug. 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, OH, United States 931 posts
21st Dec '12

i wouldnt do it.

Dianna Hill 20 kids; Bellevue, Michigan 43 posts
21st Dec '12

With my DS my water broke and I was not going into labor so they had to induce me. They started the pitocin and 2 hours later I was ready to push. It was my easiest labor but most painful. I did have an epideural but I started pushing only about 10 minutes after I got it so I felt everything but the ring of fire.

Donna Freundt Due January 5; Germany 23 posts
21st Dec '12

Hey hun. I know how you must be feeling. My doctor keeps telling me I will be induced as well, because I have low amnitoc fluids. I keep hearing all the crappy induction stories from other mums and it is starting to piss me off. If there is a medical reason I say do it, but if there isn't tell them you don't want it done without a reason. I've read it is a good idea, to keep the epidural option available, if you get induced. Just remember though, loads of women have been induced and still there is nothing wrong with their babies. ALso you are in Australia, it is mostly in America I think where inductions turn into C-sections. Every 1 in 3 births is a C section there. You should be in good hands in Aus :)

Donna Freundt Due January 5; Germany 23 posts
21st Dec '12

Oh and also, I have looked this up as well. I've read plenty of mums say that their inductions went well. I read some women say that they actually prefered it even!. That their pains gradually got more intense, and wasn't just a huge bang of pain straight away. You probably hear more about the horror stories because the ones that have a positive story about it, don't tell it.



Obviously though it is different for everyone, and there is no way of telling how it will be. My cousin has been induced twice, and she is the biggest wuss when it comes to pain but she was just fine, and didn't make a huge fuss about it. Good luck

Gir is a Slytherin TTC since May 2012; 3 kids; Iowa 3307 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting Donna Freundt:" Hey hun. I know how you must be feeling. My doctor keeps telling me I will be induced as well, because ... [snip!] ... I think where inductions turn into C-sections. Every 1 in 3 births is a C section there. You should be in good hands in Aus :)"


amniotic fluid fluctuates, you could have low fluid one day and then drink a lot of liquids and have tons the next day. Thats not a real reason to induce

Gir is a Slytherin TTC since May 2012; 3 kids; Iowa 3307 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting Donna Freundt:" Hey hun. I know how you must be feeling. My doctor keeps telling me I will be induced as well, because ... [snip!] ... I think where inductions turn into C-sections. Every 1 in 3 births is a C section there. You should be in good hands in Aus :)"

Yup, just by walking into a hospital gives you a 1 in 3 chance. Getting induced gives you 1 in 2 chance

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
21st Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dianna Hill:</b>" With my DS my water broke and I was not going into labor so they had to induce me. They started the pitocin ... [snip!] ... I did have an epideural but I started pushing only about 10 minutes after I got it so I felt everything but the ring of fire. "</blockquote>




Sounds like you had a nice fast labour. And your extremely lucky you didn't feel the ring of fire, coz that hurts like a mofo lol

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
21st Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Donna Freundt:</b>" Hey hun. I know how you must be feeling. My doctor keeps telling me I will be induced as well, because ... [snip!] ... I think where inductions turn into C-sections. Every 1 in 3 births is a C section there. You should be in good hands in Aus :)"</blockquote>



As I said in my OP they are thinking of induction due to the baby's size and now all the stuff they found I my urine. I even had the worst dream last night about being induced. I just have to keep reassuring myself that they know what they're doing and they won't don't unless it's necessary.

Two Princesses 2 kids; San Pedro, CA, United States 7196 posts
21st Dec '12

The +2 may have been keytones. That would more than likely be dehydration related if so.
Best of luck.

Donna Freundt Due January 5; Germany 23 posts
22nd Dec '12
Quoting Gir is a Slytherin:" amniotic fluid fluctuates, you could have low fluid one day and then drink a lot of liquids and have tons the next day. Thats not a real reason to induce"

Really? oh ok dr Slytherin. I guess you know my condition better than the doctors monitoring me then huh ;)

Donna Freundt Due January 5; Germany 23 posts
22nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Gir is a Slytherin:</b>" amniotic fluid fluctuates, you could have low fluid one day and then drink a lot of liquids and have tons the next day. Thats not a real reason to induce"</blockquote>



Indeed it will help some people to drink more. I drink 3 - 4 liters every day and my fluids still are bellow average. This is a problem with the placenta and it will stop working at some point. If the doctors tell me that my baby is worse off being kept in than coming out then ill listen to my doctor. ;-)

Gir is a Slytherin TTC since May 2012; 3 kids; Iowa 3307 posts
23rd Dec '12
Quoting Donna Freundt:" Really? oh ok dr Slytherin. I guess you know my condition better than the doctors monitoring me then huh ;)"


http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=5294



http://glorialemay.com/blog/?p=60



http://www.glorialemay.com/blog/?p=306



http://enjoybirth.com/blog/2011/04/14/induced-for-low-fluid/