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Cast Your Vote:

    • Induction -- Votes: 3
    • Water breaking -- Votes: 14
Induction vs. Going into labor Amy-Sarah Morrow Due September 17 (girl); Eldridge, Alabama 8 posts
28th Jun '13

I am 28 weeks and weighing my options on whether or not to set an induction date ( which most doctors push heavily for) or to just wait until my little girl is ready to come on her own. Several ppl I know were induced and ended up having c-sections due to not dialating, lenghthy labor ect. What is everyone's opinion?

*beck-i* {JAS08} 3 kids; Prattsburgh, New York 4808 posts
28th Jun '13

I would never opt for another induction... it was not fun and much worse then normal labor it put a lot of stress on my son and myself and I think that could have been avoided if we just let him come naturally.

Monsters² Mom 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dahlgren, VA, United States 4945 posts
28th Jun '13

Your body will do what it needs to do on its own in its own time. If there is no medical reason for a c-section or an induction why even do it?

TMNT mama(Gryffindor) TBT 1 child; Seabrook, New Hampshire 1629 posts
28th Jun '13

I was induced and ended up having a c-section just let your little girl come on her own time

KB25 Due January 8; Raleigh, North Carolina 157 posts
28th Jun '13

Let your body go into labor. It doesn't matter what "most" doctors want. It's really irresponsible to set and induction unless there is a valid reason. (Big baby is not a valid reason. Period.)
Induction can fail or not work and they'll insist on a csec. Yes, many women have them but it is major surgery.
With my natural delivery I literally felt back to normal after about 12 hours. Your body will be much more efficient at birthing baby if it happens on its own.

Dexterr Due February 6; 1 child; United Kingdom 130 posts
28th Jun '13

My induction was great.
7 hour labour.
I'd definitely opt for one again.

Dexterr Due February 6; 1 child; United Kingdom 130 posts
28th Jun '13

My induction was great.
7 hour labour.
I'd definitely opt for one again.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
28th Jun '13

In my experience, my natural labor was much better than my induction.



I was induced at 39 weeks and was in labor for 12 hours.
I went into labor on my own at 38 weeks and was in labor for 3 hours.

N&Em'sMama ○ Jamie 34 kids; Illinois 11838 posts
28th Jun '13

If I had the option with my kids, I would have waited to go into labor and wouldn't have done an induction. But I had to for medical reasons. Luckily, my second came on her own before I could even be induced though.

Shelby Chappell Due November 29 (girl); 1 child; Alberta 1575 posts
28th Jun '13

I had to be induced but I wished I could have just gone into labor naturally. My body just wasn't able to though. With this one I am praying that I don't have any medical issues and that I can go into labor naturally. My induction wasn't to terrible BUT personally I would say let your LO stay in as long as possible. Let baby come when they are ready. If induction wasn't needed I wouldn't have gotten one.

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
28th Jun '13

I didn't answer the poll, you can go into labour without your water breaking. The one time I was induced was because my water broke early and contractions didn't start, it was horrible.
My other two labours started on their own, one without my water breaking at all until I was ready to push... the other I sprung a little leak but I was already almost 2 weeks overdue. If you can let things go naturally, then do that.

GavinsMomJohnnysWife 2 kids; Texas 2789 posts
28th Jun '13

I was induced for medical reasons with my DS1. Pit started at 6 am I had my son at 5:40pm after only about 30-45 min of pushing. It's not the worst experience I've ever had, and I have a different doctor this time that is willing to let me to go 41 weeks before she induces me.

Jenna1234 1 child; Iowa 537 posts
status 28th Jun '13

I was induced and was in labor 4-6 hours and pushed for 20-21 minutes. I was pretty happy with mine. It would have been nice to go naturally but since it was my first I don't have any other experience. I wouldn't mind doing it again but would be interested in going on my own also.

draven 5 kids; Florida 724 posts
28th Jun '13

I've had four inductions. With my first I went in for a check up and had no idea I was in labor I was at a six never felt any pain. We live far from any hospitals that deliver babies, so I chose induction with the rest. All were very quick and not any more painful than the first. I was lucky I think.