Jump to content
Induction before 38 weeks
7 replies to this topic
Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:56 AM
Am 36+1 today and my ob has advised I be induced next week (at 37+4). Reasons given is that at last wks scan my baby is already measuring 3 weeks ahead. With my first child I had mild shoulder dystocia. I went into labour spontaneously at 37+3 (a few days before i was due to be induced for the same issue). They had to yank my dd out quite forcibly and apparently she was a tight squeeze. She weighed 3.6kg.
I'm just wondering whether anyone can give their experiences on induction for their 2nd births, what the labour was like, how long it went for, and whether they had a successful vaginal delivery or it ended up in a c section.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:50 AM
My third was induced at 37 weeks - also measuring big (they suspected an over growth disorder).
Drip started at 1pm and baby was born at 8:25pm vaginally. The intense contractions were in the last two hours. With previous births I was quite active however with the induction I couldn't take any weight on my legs due to trembling so much. I opted for no pain relief however my pain was internal due to numerous cervix stretches as opposed to the contractions.
Bub born at 3.2kgs :/
Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:53 PM
Thanks for your stories they are making me feel less nervous and more hopeful.
Ob is going to do a vaginal exam next Tuesday to see what my cervix is doing. If it is "favourable" I'll go ahead with induction on Thursday. If not I will decide to wait a bit longer to give my birth the best chance of going well.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:00 PM
My first baby was born at 37+3 all naturally, easy labour. My second was induced (just by ARM then contractions started on their own) and I had a 1.5 hour labour, no drugs, no tearing, no problems whatsover. It was a dream birth.
My OB is very confident with multigravida Mums and inductions, saying they're far more intervention-free than first time Mums. I might end up with another one this time to avoid getting stuck having the baby by the side of the road (due to my fast labours).
Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:01 PM
I had my vaginal exam this morning at 37+2 - only 1cm dilated, cervix posterior and firm, so not very "favourable". Was quite disappointed. He still think that seeing as it is my 2nd birth the chance of a failed induction at this point is very rare, like 10%.
So, I'm being induced tomorrow night. He said they'll give me the gel at around 6pm and then monitor overnight, then break water in am and maybe start drip.
Being a second baby, what are the chances my baby will be born that day? I'm quite nervous but me and DH feel we have made the right choice. My ob knows that I really don't want a c/s and will do everything he can so that I achieve a vaginal delivery.
Reply to this topic
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Bridget is now in her 40s and is a successful publishing executive - but also has a pregnancy to contend with as well.
Planning a wedding can be stressful – and, as most newlyweds can attest, it can be very costly, too.
Actress Claire Danes found it difficult pretending to have postnatal depression in Homeland, as she had just become a new mother herself.
We just spotted Geleeo, a brand new self-cooling pram liner you can buy in time for summer.
It's a heart-warming photo this family will treasure forever.
While every woman's breastfeeding journey is different, many hurdles are shared. Knowing what to expect will enable you to make informed decisions if - or when - you meet challenges along the way.
To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Shaun the Sheep Movie, Essential Kids and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are offering one winner and their family a holiday to a farm.
We do love ourselves some brand new designs in tried and true products. The renowned bamboo dinnerware from Love Mae has just had several more members join the family, in addition to a brand new website.
A mother-of-five who killed a paedophile has had her jail sentence reduced by a judge who described her case as a "truly exceptional" one.
The Pyjama Jam! tour will see Justine Clarke returning to more intimate venues around Australia, creating the perfect comfy and cozy atmosphere for a PJ party.
He might not utter a single word - but this toddler is having a great debate with his mother about nap time.
Silence is golden, or so the saying goes. But when it comes to children, quite the opposite is true.
Vote for your favourite pregnancy, baby and toddler products for your chance to win your share of $2500 in cash prizes.
Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.
It's that time of year when the weather warms up and there's more opportunity to get out and go for a jog.
Mornings are a great time to spend time in reflection or to get outside and get moving.
Almost 8000 people have signed a petition calling for a law to recognise unborn babies killed by domestic violence in NSW.
Television presenter Sarah Harris has a message for anyone who tries to body-shame pregnant women or new mums.
Mums spend literally hours a day with a baby attached to their boob, or giving them a bottle. Surely they don't all need to be spent looking at the baby?
As any parent who has ever travelled with a baby knows it can be a daunting experience. The stares and attitude of unsympathetic fellow travellers only serve to make the journey even more stressful.
Top 5 Articles
Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.
Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.
Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.
It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.
He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.
A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.
Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.
Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.
The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel.
It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.
A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.
We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.
Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.
With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.
The Essential Baby Awards are on now, and we need your help! Have your say on your top picks and you'll go in the draw to win a share of $2500.