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Inducing labor mrssenorita TTC since Jul 2012; California 542 posts
25th Apr '13

so i am 38 weeks 4 days still no dilation no loss of mucus plug, no labor signs, anyway i want to know what exactly inducing labor means? what do they do?

Redneck Mamma North Carolina 8746 posts
25th Apr '13

No one should be inducing labor for atleast another 2 weeks to begin with.



They are basically going to start labor.

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
25th Apr '13

Give you drugs to try and jump start labor.

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65294 posts
25th Apr '13

They force your body into labor whether it's ready or not.



A lot can happen overnight. You may not be dilated today, but you could go into labor tomorrow. You just never know.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7116 posts
25th Apr '13

If you want to progress naturally just walk.

Zeke's Mama 2 kids; Pensacola, Florida 5850 posts
25th Apr '13

You're only 38 weeks and they're talking about induction?



Anyways, there are several ways of inducing but they usually use Pitocin. It essentially forces your body into labor whether its ready or not.

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Zeke's Mama:" You're only 38 weeks and they're talking about induction? Anyways, there are several ways of inducing ... [snip!] ... are several ways of inducing but they usually use Pitocin. It essentially forces your body into labor whether its ready or not."


I was induced at 38 weeks :)

mrssenorita TTC since Jul 2012; California 542 posts
25th Apr '13

they ar not talking about inducing, just for my information i wanna know what exactly inducing labor mean?

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65294 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting mrssenorita:" they ar not talking about inducing, just for my information i wanna know what exactly inducing labor mean?"


They force the baby out with chemicals (Cervidil, Pitocin, Cytotec)) or manually (foley bulb). It can increase the risk of c-section and fetal distress. It's not a good idea unless medically necessary.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7116 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting mrssenorita:" they ar not talking about inducing, just for my information i wanna know what exactly inducing labor mean?"


Well Squeaky McGee was right on that one.

Sarah Beth Cline 2 kids; Missouri 246 posts
25th Apr '13

I was induced at 39 weeks for gestational diabetes. Wayyy easier then my first who came on her own. I checked in at 6 am and had a baby in my arms at 11:15 am. But I was already a 4 and 80% effaced I think it was. Everyone's can go different. Good luck

mrssenorita TTC since Jul 2012; California 542 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [26 wks]:" They force the baby out with chemicals (Cervidil, Pitocin, Cytotec)) or manually (foley bulb). It can ... [snip!] ... (foley bulb). It can increase the risk of c-section and fetal distress. It's not a good idea unless medically necessary."


oh ok what is fetal distress?

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65294 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mrssenorita:</b>" oh ok what is fetal distress?"</blockquote>




Baby not doing well, either heart rate is too high or too low for one reason or another.

mrssenorita TTC since Jul 2012; California 542 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Sarah Beth Cline:" I was induced at 39 weeks for gestational diabetes. Wayyy easier then my first who came on her own. I ... [snip!] ... had a baby in my arms at 11:15 am. But I was already a 4 and 80% effaced I think it was. Everyone's can go different. Good luck"

i have gestational diabetes too

mrssenorita TTC since Jul 2012; California 542 posts
25th Apr '13

BTW ladies , Is there anyway we can tell them not to put IV? Once i got this IV drip due to dehydration and jeeeeez it hurtssssssssss a lottt