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Induction before 38 weeks
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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.
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