Has anyone been induced before?
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November 4th, 2011, 06:17 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
i was induced at 41 weeks with my DD
I went in the night before and got the gel to try and soften my cervix (can't remember what it's called). I went home and came in the next morning for the pitocin.
They hooked me up at 7:30am and it took me until almost 12:00 to be dialated even 1 cm so they could break my water. Until they broke my water I felt the pain was manageable, after they broke my water it was much more intense.
I'm a wimp, I wasn't able to handle it without drugs. I got morphine first (which was wonderful - I actually got a little bit of sleep) and when that wore off they tried the laughing gas (didn't do anything for me) and then when I got to 4 cm (7pm? I asked for an epidural). They put the epidural in at 7:30ish and by 8:30 I was at 9cm. I had her at 9:15pm (with help of a vacuum - but that's b/c the cord was around her neck and she was in distress - nothing to do with being induced).
I found the contractions intense and hard, but I have nothing to compare it to. Overall the experience wasn't too bad (though being a wimp - the first thing I said after I had her was that she was going to be an only child! LOL)
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