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what to expect Denise Mooney Due July 9 (girl); Japan 6 posts
18th Jun '13

My due date is in 22 days on July 10th but I'm getting induced a week before that on July 3rd. Coming from other mothers, what should I prepare myself for or what should I expect? I'm SO nervous!! Positive feedback would be appreciated.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
18th Jun '13

why are you being induced a week early? is this your first? being induced early with your first pregnancy especially increases your risk of c section

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
18th Jun '13

Expect a c section.

**mummyX3** 3 kids; Australia 1071 posts
18th Jun '13

i was induced two weeks early with my first it was quite painful compared to me second labor which was not induced but i still did it completely drug free...
its no picnic but you should be fine just stay positive! =)

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
18th Jun '13

Experience-wise they'll take you to a room, have you put on a gown, and then sign a butt-ton of papers. Then they'll hook you up to fetal monitors and an IV and maybe break your water, depending on your doctor and if you allow it.



And yeah, it will totally increase your risk of c-section, unfortunately. I can attest to that firsthand. :(

user banned 2 kids; Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic 17415 posts
18th Jun '13

I have had two early inductions that went really well.
From my experience expect a pintocin drop and your waters being broken- not painful but gross.
A fast labor going from mild contractions to painful close contractions with no break and a healthy baby being delivered soon after! Good luck

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
18th Jun '13

Don't listen to the "expect a c-section" crap. I was induced three weeks early and it went perfectly fine and my baby girl came out healthy as can be. You can expect a long and somewhat miserable journey :lol: but it'll all be worth it in the end. When they induced me, it took some time before DD got here (I was in labor for 20 hours).. but expect to sign a bunch of papers, like one person had said, expect a lot of discomfort and no sleep (I didn't get any sleep until I got my epidural) and lots of monitoring and nurses bugging you every five seconds. I dunno if you've had kids before but if you get an epidural.. they tell you to hit that little button as much as you want to keep yourself comfortable, but once it actually comes to pushing you'll wish you didn't hit that button so many times. I was so numb I couldn't tell if I was pushing.. they made me take a 30 minute break (with the baby crowning the whole time) because she wasn't coming out.. after the break I had kinda regained feeling in my legs and it made it a lot easier to get her outta there. Good luck!

☮Hippie Jesus☮ 2 kids; West Virginia 10560 posts
18th Jun '13
Quoting LayLu:" Don't listen to the "expect a c-section" crap. I was induced three weeks early and it went perfectly ... [snip!] ... out.. after the break I had kinda regained feeling in my legs and it made it a lot easier to get her outta there. Good luck!"


Whether your situation is an exception or not, induction increases the likelihood of having a c-section.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
18th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮Hippie Jesus☮:</b>" Whether your situation is an exception or not, induction increases the likelihood of having a c-section."</blockquote>




:!: I wasn't even technically induced and ended up with a csection. People think it's magic and works on everyone. The truth of the matter is pitocin does NOT work like people think and a lot don't respond to it. Hence higher section rates. I stalled and had pit for over 12 hours and didn't progress at all. And I was on the max dose.

Denise Mooney Due July 9 (girl); Japan 6 posts
18th Jun '13

Thanks everyone! I just got home from an appointment and I'm 3 cm dilated, which my doctor said is amazing, considering I'm a first time mother. I'll be 37 weeks tomorrow. My doctor said if I start walking right away I can expect a baby girl at least by next week. :)

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
18th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Denise Mooney:</b>" Thanks everyone! I just got home from an appointment and I'm 3 cm dilated, which my doctor said is amazing, ... [snip!] ... I'll be 37 weeks tomorrow. My doctor said if I start walking right away I can expect a baby girl at least by next week. :)"</blockquote>



Your doctor sounds like a dumbass. Let your baby bake. People can be 3-4 cm dialated for WEEKS upon weeks. You completely ignored what people said and still are hoping baby comes early. Have fun visiting in the NICU, because that's what you're asking for.

**mummyX3** 3 kids; Australia 1071 posts
18th Jun '13
Quoting Adriana's Mami♥ +1:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Denise Mooney:</b>" Thanks everyone! I just got home from an ... [snip!] ... what people said and still are hoping baby comes early. Have fun visiting in the NICU, because that's what you're asking for."


37 weeks is considered full term and if she delivers next week at 38 i doubt very much she will be visiting her baby in nicu... my cousin has gone in natrually at 37 weeks three times and left hospital the next day with a healthy baby!

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
18th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting **mummyX2.5**:</b>" 37 weeks is considered full term and if she delivers next week at 38 i doubt very much she will be visiting ... [snip!] ... her baby in nicu... my cousin has gone in natrually at 37 weeks three times and left hospital the next day with a healthy baby!"</blockquote>



37 weeks is term, 40 weeks is full term and her due date is an estimate. Your cousin's baby was ok doesn't mean every baby is ok coming early, the last few weeks are important.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
18th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting **mummyX2.5**:</b>" 37 weeks is considered full term and if she delivers next week at 38 i doubt very much she will be visiting ... [snip!] ... her baby in nicu... my cousin has gone in natrually at 37 weeks three times and left hospital the next day with a healthy baby!"</blockquote>



No it's not full term. That's just when they stop trying to prevent labour actually. They will usually use methods to prevent preterm labour until 37 weeks. And there have been many a baby 40+ weeks that go to nicu

MotherFalcon+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Lake Arrowhead, CA, United States 2573 posts
18th Jun '13

do you know that in those last 3 weeks there is a ton of weight gain, brain growth, and lung maturity being done?



pregnancy is 40 weeks+ for a reason. and inductions have a high chance of harming your body and your baby's. dr's do it for stupid ass reasons all the time, and dont always have your best interest/well being at heart.



you need to research for yourself about your pregnancy and birth