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September 2nd, 2012, 06:13 PM
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Anyone have any? I really believe I will have to be induced on Wednesday. This just isn't going to happen the way I was hoping and I'm scared silly about being induced. I hate the fact that I'll be stuck in bed and unable to change position and I don't know how I'll react to the drugs. And why do I have to stay in bed with an induction?? Lying there isn't going to help labour. I need to move around, use the birthing ball, walk, etc. but the doctor says I have to stay in bed.

I know it's all been said before, by myself and others, but I really feel like something must be wrong with me since I'm unable to labour properly. I truly feel that.

I could use some prayers and positive thoughts in the next few days. I'm really nervous, a lot more than I was with my first.

I'm a mess right now.
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September 2nd, 2012, 06:30 PM
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I have had two inductions. Both at 42 weeks due to pre-eclampsia. Due to the pre-e I wasn't free to roam around or anything and was restricted to the bed, but it really wasn't HORRIBLE. Wasn't great. But wasn't the end of the world. Both induction plans were to go in at night, get the cervidil, and start pitocin the next morning. Both times, the cervidil put me into labor and I never made it to the next morning, and did not need pitocin either time. The only unfortunate parts of my labor were related to my pre-eclampsia and not to the induction meds. First labor was 4 hours and the second was 8-9 hours. The first labor I pushed 3 times, and the second labor I did not push at all (my body did all the work).

If you have not had already, I might suggest that you research homeopathics that can help prepare you for your induction. They are a BIG help once you are this far along.
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September 2nd, 2012, 07:01 PM
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I was induced this time because of concern for the baby at 38 weeks. I had two rounds of cervidil and my body took over from there. From the first regular contractions to delivering her was less than 3 1/2 hours and she was out in three contractions. It was scary to not know if something was wrong with her and I certainly would have preferred to start spontaneously but it wasn't horrible at all.
I was able to go home with the cervidil and was free to move as I pleased all throughout labour though. Is there a reason they want you stationary?
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September 2nd, 2012, 07:47 PM
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I just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you.
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September 2nd, 2012, 07:51 PM
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They haven't told me why I can't get out of bed, just that I'm going to be stuck there.

I won't need the cervidil since my cervix is dilated and effaced, so when I get to the hospital they'll break my water and then start pitocin.

I had to have my water broken with DD but I'd already been in labour for several hours by then and it was just to get things really moving. It looks like I just can't get there on my own.

I'm really hoping once they break my water the contractions will just start on their own without the pitocin but no one has really talked me through the whole plan yet.
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September 2nd, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Thanks Jess!!!
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September 2nd, 2012, 11:21 PM
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My 2 inductions were fine and not much different from my last which was not induced. The pain was equal as well, they felt the same. My first induction was 12 hours of labor with 15 minutes of pushing, my second was 3 hours and no pushing. My third non induction was about 9 hours but only 5 hours of hard labor and 15 minutes of pushing. Really, all I remember from all three was being so excited and so happy to finally see my baby. I did stay in the bed during all 3 and was happy as a clam.
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September 2nd, 2012, 11:30 PM
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Not mine but I know a girl who hadn't even gone over her due date yet. She had an elective induction but her body must have been ready because it took no time. Started Pit, got the Epi and a few hours later her daughter was born. Not traumatizing at all. Good luck. Will be thinking of you.
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September 2nd, 2012, 11:33 PM
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Thanks ladies. You're calming me down!
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September 3rd, 2012, 03:37 AM
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My mum was induced with me and she thought it was just fine. She got the meds and had a really quick labour with no pain relief apart from gas and air and she didn't even tear or need assistance with delivery. Everybody's body is different honey. Plus, you've had "signs" that you're approaching labour anyway so pit might just be the thing you need to tip you over the edge. We're all sending ELV and strength vibes your way!!!
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September 3rd, 2012, 06:52 AM
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Oh and speaking of friends, for what it's worth...
my gf was induced with both her boys barely at term by having her water broken
Another friend was induced with her daughter by the same means
Both chose epis and still went fairly quick with no complications, except one of the boys was a bit too early and had to stay in the hospital until his weight came up but I'm pretty sure that won't be an issue for you.
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September 3rd, 2012, 07:53 AM
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I had an elective induction with DS and have no complaints about that labor. Waited too long to get the epidural, wish I'd done so earlier, but it was not a bad experience at all!

Cervidil the night before, a little pitocin in the morning after a shower & some breakfast.....pushed through 3 contractions, and done!
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September 3rd, 2012, 02:02 PM
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I had a great induction experience! You can read about it in the Our Hatchlings thread but the short version is I went in 2 days before my EDD because of high BP. I was already 80% effaced but they gave me cervidil to help dilate me more. The plan was to do cervidil overnight and start pitocin the next morning but 3 hours after they inserted the cervidil, my water broke and contractions started almost immediately. I got my epidural and 4 hours after my water broke, I delivered Emily.
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September 3rd, 2012, 02:40 PM
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It sounds like they might want you to stay in bed because of the monitors. If you have to have pitocin, then most hospitals require you to be monitored while on pit. I might suggest bringing in a belly band (the kind your wore early in pregnancy to hold your pants up). Those are great at holding monitors in place. Then you can ask to stand by your bed or sit in a chair or birth ball next to your bed. I've had a few clients ask to have a toilet chair brought to their room so they could sit on it while on the monitors next to their bed. Also, don't be afraid to take advantage of trips to the rest room. Many care providers "say" you have to stay in bed because of the monitors. But you still have access to use the rest room any time you want.

This might all be different if you are being induced due to high blood pressure though. That sort of thing does restrict you not only to bed, but often to lie on your left side for the duration of labor.
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September 3rd, 2012, 04:28 PM
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I wondered if it was because they would want to monitor the baby. No one mentioned if I'd have to be cathed if they want me to stay in bed but I'll refuse that unless it's obvious the baby needs to be watched constantly.

I never did get a belly band! Too bad, because that's a great idea!
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September 3rd, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Oh I used my bathroom breaks during my inductions..there were MANY..lol just wanted to say that I'm thinking of you and hoping that everything goes smooth as possible..just think of the outcome and holding your sweet baby!!
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