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Induction... ***Breezie*** 2 kids; Vancouver, Washington 299 posts
4th Apr '13

Hey ladies! So I am 36 weeks today and I am going to be induced with this baby. This is my second baby, I know mostly what to expect but this is my first induction. They will be inducing at 39 wks if no labor activity before then but I have never been induced before. What has been your experience?

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
4th Apr '13

Erm... you may not get the most positive responses on here..



I was induced with LO at 39 weeks and a few days. After being in labor for 16 hours, I hadn't dilated past 3 1/2 cm and ended up getting a C-section. Luckily for me LO was born 100% healthy and happy and I recovered well but I was one of the lucky ones. There are a lot of risks with induction for mother and child that I didn't know about when I signed up for it. Looking back I wish I had waited for LO to come out on her own.



But if you are decided on induction than good luck OP. I hope it goes smoothly for you.

La~La 4 kids; Houston, Texas 22036 posts
4th Apr '13
Quoting ***Breezie***:" Hey ladies! So I am 36 weeks today and I am going to be induced with this baby. This is my second baby, ... [snip!] ... be inducing at 39 wks if no labor activity before then but I have never been induced before. What has been your experience? "


that induction sucks balls. The contractions hurt more, are less productive and it isn't guaranteed to work.



Why would they induce you BEFORE your due date if you don't have any "labor activity"? I didn't have any "labor activity" until I was 41 weeks pregnant with my fourth....six hours before I delivered him. Unless you were religiously temping and charting and know exactly when you got pregnant or you had IVF, chances are that you due date is off by a week or more. Your baby will be born when its ready to be born....not on your doctors schedule.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
4th Apr '13

I would hold off if I were you. Is there a reason they want to induce you early? I was induced on my due date. My labor was extremely painful up until I got my epidural (induction contractions are alot stronger than natural ones.. at least that's what I've heard) and my daughter was in distress for the last 7 hours of it. She came out blue/purple all swollen and her head got so squished in my pelvis it never healed the right way (the back of her head has weird bumps all over it from so much pressure). I almost had a c-section but I got lucky and dialated from 4cm-10 in the last hour of my labor. I'm pregnant again and will do anything to avoid induction this time.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
4th Apr '13

Why are you being induced?

ShockersShufflers 19 kids; Iowa 1501 posts
4th Apr '13

Mine went great. It was more intense than a natural labor, but after 8 hours of labor he was born healthy and happy (: good luck! And congratulations!

user banned New York 15996 posts
4th Apr '13

Mine went 100% great. No problems what so ever. There are soo many nazi's over this issue :lol:.

Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11735 posts
4th Apr '13

why induction?



Induction sucks. hurts worse than natural labor... usually is longer and can result in c section. has the highest c section rate among other causes.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
4th Apr '13
Quoting SavageDarling:" Why are you being induced?"


:!::!::?:

Ashleigh Chroninger Due November 13 (girl); 49 kids; California 48 posts
4th Apr '13

I had a great induction experience! Everyone is right when they say contractions are more intense, but unlike most on here, my water broke at 0748 & my son was born at 0845 with just a couple hours of contractions beforehand. He was completely healthy, no misshapen head, he wasnt blue, and I personally didnt have any of the complications others did. The only problem was that labor was so short, they needed to keep us an extra day to make sure all the fluid was out of his lungs. Contractions also help push all the fluid out, and since he was only squeezed by 3 of them in the birth canal, it didnt work that way. Induction does not always end up negatively or injure your baby :) if it did, they wouldn't do so many of them!

laurenmik 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 7222 posts
4th Apr '13

I've had three inductions and they all went well. My first took the longest at about 19 hours, my second was 9 hours and my third took 16 hours.

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 70714 posts
status 4th Apr '13

I had no problems with my inductions. Had 2 of them. 9 hour labors. I wouldn't say it hurts worse than spontaneous labor, just the pitocine gives you pretty intense contractions right off, instead of them building in intensity. I was able to manage without pain meds with my second induction, though.

Ashleigh Chroninger Due November 13 (girl); 49 kids; California 48 posts
4th Apr '13

for all of you who keep asking why, there are many medical reasons a doctor might want to schedule an induction before your due date. I have two cousins who were induced early for preeclampsia, and another who's first child was big and almost required a csection. Generally, after 37 weeks a pregnancy is considered full term, and if a doctor is recommending an early induction or csection, theres probably and hopefully a.good reason for it :)

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
4th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ashleigh Chroninger:</b>" for all of you who keep asking why, there are many medical reasons a doctor might want to schedule an ... [snip!] ... term, and if a doctor is recommending an early induction or csection, theres probably and hopefully a.good reason for it :)"</blockquote>



Wrong. 37 weeks is term, 40 weeks is FULL term.



And I'm assuming op has a good reason for inducing early, that's why I asked.

Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11735 posts
4th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ashleigh Chroninger:</b>" for all of you who keep asking why, there are many medical reasons a doctor might want to schedule an ... [snip!] ... term, and if a doctor is recommending an early induction or csection, theres probably and hopefully a.good reason for it :)"</blockquote>




37 weeks is not full term. 40 is. 37 weeks is term.



and most of us know there a medical reasons we arent stupid. she did not state why she was being induced early thus ppl are asking.