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My baby is due in June 2014
16/06/2014 at 12:59
So... Tomorrow i'm booked in to get induced! I haven't been induced before so don't really know what to expect (i've read the booklet they gave me but its not quite the same as going through it! lol)
I had been hoping to go naturally but high bp isn't having that and the membrane sweep didn't work...
So, I was just wondering, have any of you been induced? What was it like? I laboured very quickly with my first, does induction mean slow? When I had my sweep I was already 2-3cm dilated- will that mean anything?
Would have asked the consultant but she was adamant that the sweep would work!
I am so excited! A little anxious, though... ok maybe a lot anxious lol its been 5 years since I did this last and last time ended up in me having a PPH argh! Hopefully that wont happen again!
Hope you're all well xx
16/06/2014 at 13:37
16/06/2014 at 17:43
Hi sb , sorry to hear the bp is misbehaving , I was induced with my 1st 2 due to high bp , went in a week before , the night before , given a pessary n sleeping tablet at midnight (best nights sleep I'd had all pregnancy ) didn't want it but was advised to n glad I did , woke up the next morning , they said actually they were going to leave it a few more days but it was too late had period pains n wanted to go in the bath , that was 11am , had several more baths , epidural at 7 as baby was breech and lowered bp , born after a very peaceful evening checked at midnight to see if any progress had been made , was fully dilated , gave birth at 1.05am .
With the 2nd I went in the night before , given a pessary at midnight again , woke up at 7.30 , very intense contractions , spontaneous rupture of membranes at 8.30 ,epidural at 10.55 again for high bp , said I didn't need it as I needed to push but they said there was no way I was ready yet !! ds born at 11.16 with the help of ventouse , they lost the heartbeat but I'm sure it was just positional , he was abit cold after so they put him under a heat lamp - that was 14 years ago though , pretty sure they would recommend skin to skin now n I feel that would have been better too ,
Both were quite different , but by no means awful , like Tulip said trust your body n your instincts , n if you are given choices make sure you ask for time alone with your birth partner to discuss them ,
Hope all goes well for you hun , exciting times , hopefully this time tomorrow you will have your baby in your arms , n you never know - sometimes the thought of induction is enough to send you into labour on your own , fingers crossed x x x
16/06/2014 at 19:30
16/06/2014 at 21:44
16/06/2014 at 22:49
Thanks for all your replies, ladies! I think i've gotten myself mentally ready now- i'll just have to take each step as it comes and hope that i'll be a lucky one and have him in my arms this time tomorrow!
I shall post again at some point tomorrow/when he's out lol my 5 year old is staying with his nanny and i have his permission to get him out tomorrow if he's ready (bless him!) xx
17/06/2014 at 07:57
Good luck for today hun x
17/06/2014 at 09:41
Good luck sweetie - I absolutely love that your little one gave you permission - that is just the cutest!
You will do great - I have no doubt. Just keep focussing on that little one being with you xxx
18/06/2014 at 12:37
18/06/2014 at 12:44
18/06/2014 at 12:51
18/06/2014 at 13:49
many congratulations. Im being induced tomorrow so hope mine is as successful as yours xxx
18/06/2014 at 14:32
Congrats hun x
18/06/2014 at 16:20
18/06/2014 at 18:58
So pleased for you sb , glad it went smoothly for you apart from the bp , congratulations hun , such a lovely name n a very good weight x x
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