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When I was induced with DS, he was a big baby and six days overdue, so even though my body seemed no where near ready to deliver (1cm and 10% effaced, I think?), they induced me anyways. It wasn't a bad experience exactly.. I got an epidural and stayed in bed for 12 hours. Everything went smoothly, no complications, etc, which I was very grateful for.
But this time around I'd like to try a natural birth. I really want to go into labor on my own, labor at home, feel my water break, all that stuff everyone talks about happening. Also, if I'm induced when I'm not really again, I'll be strapped to a bed with a pit IV for a long time, which isn't what I want. I want to be able to get up and walk around the room, walk the halls, etc. I don't want to be stuck in bed the whole time feeling like a beached whale because I can't move or feel the lower half of my body. It's just not what I want, and if I get induced it's what I'm going to get.
Granted.. there's a high chance I'll be induced at 42 weeks anyways, because my body doesn't seem to realize I'm not an elephant. But I'd like to at least TRY to get there on my own.
I feel the same way. I was induced last time too, but I was able to get up and walk around for quite a while. Once I had my epidural, I was bed bound, but I at least got a little exercise in the early stages of labor.
I would love to go into labor on my own this time, but I feel like my body doesn't have any clue on what to do. I'm 40 weeks today, hardly dilated and my cervix is thick and high. I was really hoping since this was baby #2 that my body would cooperate this time, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I'll find out at Monday's appointment what my doctor wants to do. She's already said that she doesn't want me going too far past 41 weeks, so there may be an induction in my future too.
I've always felt the same way. I was induced with my first (not by choice though) & I always sais I never wanted it again unless I had to again. But I wanted an epi this time & never got one. I've had 3 natural births & wanted a semi pain free one. I'm backwards Crossing my fingers for you!
Even if you do go into labor on your own though there is no guarantee your water will break. The one time I've done that labor on my own thing my water had to be broken for me, I was 9cm dialated when it was...so it just like wasn't planning to break.
But I wish you the best of luck and patientice, cuz waiting for it sucks!
I know if may not work like I want it to anyways. My water could break but I don't get contractions, or I get contractions and my water doesn't break, etc. Or she's breech again and I need a c-section. Lots of things can happen that will make my labor and experience not go the direction I want it to, but I figure if I don't get induced, I at least have a chance of getting what I want. Being induced means I definitely won't get it.
I think I'll be making the same decision as well. I've been induced with both my girls and REALLY want labour just to start on its own. I'm REALLY hoping that I don't have to go to 42 weeks, where I will be induced just so the baby's in no harm, but am hoping to go on my own before then.