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24/05/2013 at 11:44
So how were your inductions? When I was in hospital last week some of the girls were taking 4 or 5 days to have their babies.
at my hospital a propess is inserted for 24 hrs, then if it doesn't work it's 24 hours off. So there's two days gone. Next they try gel twice so that's another 24 hrs, if that doesn't work you have your waters broken and go on the drip. If that first work it's a failed induction and you have a section.
Seems so long winded to me, I hope I go naturally before then!
How long did it take your inductioI to work? How did you find the whole experience?
24/05/2013 at 11:52
At ours it's pessary, then break waters if they can, if not another pessary then drip.
My induction was quick. I was dilated enough to break waters without the pessary, so went in first thing, went in monitor for a bit, obs done etc. no space on delivery suite so sent home for a couple of hours, same process when I went back after lunch. Waters broken and drip started straight away. Total time in labour 8hours 20 mins I think!
24/05/2013 at 12:03
That does seem quite long winded.
At my hospital the process was prostin pessary, try to break waters after 6 hours if nothing, or if they can't reach waters, another pessary. Wait 6 hours, break waters or wait 24 hours for 3rd and final pessary. Drip 2 hours after waters breaking if no contractions.
Induction scared me, but it was actually fine and I wouldn't be bothered if I had to do it again. For me, I had a pessary at 9am, had a few mild tightenings but no pain, couldn't reach waters at 3pm so another pessary. By 6 I was having contractions, a little stronger but nothing to write home about. 10pm they ramped up, had bath and a show by midnight. Pethadin at 1am as contractions were really strong although still only 2-3cm. 4am, taken to labour ward as needed monitoring because heart rate was dipping, went from 3cm to fully with an hour and a half, 10 minutes pushing.
From first niggle to birth - 15 hours
Established labour - 4 hours.
24/05/2013 at 12:54
Mine was quite quick too, but my waters had already gone. I had a pessary inserted and then 6 hours later was cuddling A.
I hated the first two hours (which got me from 2-4 cm) as it was just so painful. But I think that being left alone in the dark strapped to a bed really didn't help with that. Then I was moved to labour ward, had my mum and H and could actually see and move, so from 4-10cm and pushing him out was easy, didn't even bother with pain relief as I didn't feel I needed it. So in the end I had a really good experience and I'd happily be induced again.
24/05/2013 at 12:57
Not sure of full process but when i went in at 8am hung around until 4pm as they were busy..got took to delivery then waters broken and hooked to drip at 4.40pm, baby born 9.10pm.
24/05/2013 at 13:49
I was desperate for a homebirth so induction was my ultimate nightmare! However I had propess at 9:30am and things got going properly at 7pm. Waters broke at 8:30pm and E was born in the pool at 4:25am. Things went off like a rocket once my waters went, although I had been contracting on and off for ten days prior to induction and was already 2-3cm on admission. Theyc could've broken my waters then but as I wanted to go to the birth centre they let me see how I got on on my own. Induction was a good experience for me and I had no pain relief other than the water x
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