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Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6573 posts
30th Jun '13

I was induced 4 times. Sometimes labor was quick and limited pain, others it was harder. I think if your body is already heading in that direction, it should be easier. I was induced for medical reasons (diabetes). IMO, if your dr said he wants to induce you because it's safer, that would be a good enough reason for me to go along with an induction. :) Full term is great and all, but healthy baby is better. Delivering at 37 weeks is a victory. Any weeks over that are bonus (IC issues,etc.). I'm not horribly attached to getting to 40+ weeks. Good luck ! I hope delivery will go smoothly and easily. :)



Of my 3 living babies that were delivered before 40 weeks, only 1 went to the NICU. There was so many issues going on at that point (infection from premature rupture of membranes that wasn't caught, placental abruption, and earlier than expected gestational age), I can't blame pre-40-week induction for it.

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30th Jun '13
Keriann McPhillips Due August 16; Japan 1 posts
1st Jul '13

I was induced. with my first Daughter. Im pregnant with the 2nd one right now. But they induced me at 6 in the morning and my daughter was born at 5:30. I didn't have any problems.

Karen L.S. TTC since Aug 2013; 5 kids; Texas 283 posts
1st Jul '13

Maybe you doctor wants induce to prevent a cord accident or cord compression. The fact your twins had the steroid shots should help their lungs. Mine had the shots and their breathing was fine. They were born at 35 weeks. ---- When I was induced with one of my pregnancies it seemed worse . One of the reason might have been because I wasn't allowed to get up and move. --- Good luck with your babies

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mom of 2 boys and a girl 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Apple Valley, CA, United States 153 posts
1st Jul '13
Quoting Nikita Rowsell:" There are ways to check on the babies, no reason to induce unless they are showing signs of being ... [snip!] ... are better off staying in until they're ready. Being induced will greatly increase your risk of needing a cesarean section."

I agree with you. With my first I was 2 weeks over due so they induced me. I ended up having to have a c section and since that one I have not had a natural delivery. This will be my 3rd c section cause my Dr. said it is too risky for a vback

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1129 posts
1st Jul '13

With mono/dio twins they induce early also because this is the time that one can start stealing a royal buttload of nutrients from the other and can cause one twin not to survive or be born with failure to thrive.



Congrats on getting so far with such healthy mono/dio twins

3 Little Ladies + Mommy & Due April 17 (girl); 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Maryland 7447 posts
1st Jul '13

I was induced with my last pregnancy and had a great experience. I was induced at 3:15pm and had her at 8:53pm. Labor was labor and of course it hurt but all in all it was a great experience.

user banned 2 kids; Moses Lake, Washington 13508 posts
1st Jul '13

Oh jeebus at rescuediva2. :roll:

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mom of 2 boys and a girl 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Apple Valley, CA, United States 153 posts
1st Jul '13
Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :" ya i dunno. it seems like no matter what there are always different sources saying different things. ... [snip!] ... going to be born really soon. on monday." my husband and were talking about how creepy that would be if he was right!! :shock:"

That's funny you say that. MY youngest said mommy theres a baby in there before we found out we were pregnant. Then he said it's a sister and sure enough it has been confermed 4 times it's a girl.

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snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
3rd Jul '13
Quoting Jenna1234:" I was induced, didnt think it was bad at all. I was in active labor maybe 4 hrs max and pushed only 20-21 ... [snip!] ... since my oxygen level was dropping from pushing, but there wasn't any horrible pain. Baby girl was 100% perfect and healthy."


your O2 doesn't drop from pushing. Baby's heart rate drops... due to lack of oxygen crossing the placenta. They only put oxygen on mom when baby is in fetal distress

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Jenna1234 1 child; Iowa 509 posts
3rd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" your O2 doesn't drop from pushing. Baby's ... [snip!] ... think it was because when I was pushing maybe I was holding my breath?? And they didnt want me passing out?? Not sure exactly."</blockquote>




I know I was holding my breath a bit and I have a tendency to pass out very easily. My daughter wasn't in distress.



ETA: The oxygen was given right after her head came out and was left on for about ten minutes after that. My oxygen level was low, and the doctor who delivered me wasn't comfortable with it.