Jump to content

Inducing question.


13 replies to this topic

#1 bellarox

Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:14 PM

Ok so if baby doesn't come in the next few days, the hospital have booked me in to be induced early Tuesday morning.

They won't need gel, just breaking my waters and getting the drip set up.

So my questions are -

Will they usually give a few hours for my body to get things going once waters are broken before starting the drip or do they start the drip straight away?

Do you have to be hooked up to monitors etc once the drip is started and be in bed to labour or can you still labour in different positions?

#2 j-gray

Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:33 PM

I can't really say what they'll do in your situation ... but for me I went in 7:30am in the morning and had my waters broken, then they put the drip in with the hormones straight after. You can still walk around you just wheel the drip with you.

At some point though they put the thing on my belly which monitors the baby's heart rate and at that point you're confined to bed so as not to lose the monitor.

Good luck !!

#3 AnnBB

Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:35 PM

I can only respond from the perspective of my induction.

I requested that i be given some time to allow my body the opportunity to go into labour on its own after my waters were broken. I managed to get 30 minutes before the senior midwife (who was a bit of a cow) basically insisted that they start the drip. I probably could have got longer if i had been a bit more forceful with my wishes.


Once the drip was started and they hooked me up the monitor i was allowed to stand next to the bed but they kepy loosing the trace on the monitor. It was really awkward and the senior midwife wanted me to be in bed to try to get a trace but i basically refused and they allowed me to stand and just do intermittent monitoring as my baby was doing great. If my baby had started to show any signs of struggling then having the monitoring would have been necessary and i would have no doubt ended back in bed to try to get the trace. I am pretty sure though that if you have the drip that it is 'standard procedure' that you have the monitoring.

Best of luck - i hope he/she decides to come before tuesday!

#4 MARsmum

Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:44 PM

I have been induced twice and the length of time before starting the drip was up to me!  

With my DD2, I had an ARM then labour started about 30 minutes later.  She was then born 1 hour and 45 minutes after that.  I was already 3cm dilated - so very favourable for induction.  

With DS, I had an ARM at 7.30am and I had contractions start and stop then everything fizzled out.  I was asked if I would like the drip around 2pm and I was happy to have it then as I had been patiently waiting for 4.5 hours and thought that it wasn't going to occur naturally.  I then had my DS in my arms shortly after 3.30 pm so it all happened pretty quickly once the drip was on.  Again, I was 3cm dilated and very favourable for induction.

I think that you just need to make your wishes clear.  They can not do anything without your consent so just let them know if you would like to give you body a while to get things going.  I was very active after my ARMs.  I went walking the streets around the hospital to get things going - with lots of hills!  I think that helped a lot!  Stairwells are also good!

Good luck and I hope everything goes the way that you would like!

#5 PinkSurvivor

Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:46 PM

QUOTE (AnnBB @ 03/05/2012, 06:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I requested that i be given some time to allow my body the opportunity to go into labour on its own after my waters were broken.


With my inductions (I've had two and they were both the same) I was scared of the drip so requested gels and ARM only unless I never progressed then I would try the drip.

The gels started labour I had my waters broken and I never needed the drip at all. After my waters were broken it took me on average an hour to finish having the baby. Besides the gel and ARM, I never had any other intervention. I even had a very UNFAVOURABLE cervix and they told me not to get my hopes up both times.

I hope things start for you before tuesday original.gif I swear by clary sage oil you rub it (when mixed with carrier oil) on legs, tummy, lower back and keep rubbing. Every time I've tried my contractions went from irregular and basically pre-labour to full on labour.

Good luck

#6 MickeyBoo

Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:17 PM

Really depends on your individual situation and what requests you make. I am high risk and need to be induced at 38 weeks, and for my last two labours I had the cervadil tape in overnight and my waters broken the next morning. I asked the midwives if I could please have some time after they broke my waters before starting the drip, they were fine with me getting up and using the shower and they left me alone for an hour before asking me to come out to start the drip up. My contractions were very irregular with the first one and I was fine with them putting the drip on at that stage, and with the second one my contractions hadn't started at all so I was fine to go ahead with the drip. I imagine if I was low risk then they may have let me wait a little longer.

#7 Starrydawn

Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:25 PM

They pretty much started the drip straight away for mine. They were fanatical about the monitor and they kept losing the HB with it so I got confined to the bed. Couldn't use the shower or anything. After about 5 hours they decided it needed to be a caeserean.

#8 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:34 PM

I was given most of the day to see if labour would start after ARM.  I tried all kinds of bouncing, walking etc, but it didn't.  After the drip was started i had the monitor on, they were ok with any position where they could still get the readings, but as a practical matter that meant lying in bed.  I really wanted to be on my knees leaning forward over something, but they kept losing the HB and coming in.  

After about 8 hours of agony I had dilated 1cm and bub was not happy so I had a cs.

#9 ~nikki~

Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:44 PM

I will be induced due to bejng high risk at 38 weeks or earlier. This will be my second baby And second induction. the first induction u had 2 lots of gel over night and waters broken the next morning then they put the drip up.

I asked my doctor last week what would happen and she saud they would use the balloon / catheter as the gel didn't work last time then in the morning break the waters and go on the drip. I asked if this time I could wait for the drip and she saud she would give me until lunch time as it's my second baby.

Doesn't hurt to ask :-)

#10 Chelara

Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:52 PM

Depends on what type of monitor they have I think. I had the drip I could shower. Walk to some extent and was certainly not made to stay on the bed.

#11 Shellby

Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:33 AM

QUOTE
Will they usually give a few hours for my body to get things going once waters are broken before starting the drip or do they start the drip straight away?


I find it depends on the hospital. With my second I had my waters broken. Their routine was to break your waters and wait 12 hours, if no labour they asked if you wanted the drip and you could say no. Then they would leave you another 12 hours and then start the drip 24 hours after breaking if you hadn't gone into labour. I was 3cm when my waters were broken and I went into labour about 2 hours later.

QUOTE
Do you have to be hooked up to monitors etc once the drip is started and be in bed to labour or can you still labour in different positions?


With my first I was induced with the drip as my waters broke 2 days beforehand and I didn't go into labour. I only had to be checked on the monitor maybe once an hour to 2 hours for 10 minutes. I still got into the shower, moved around the room, used different positions with no trouble. I guess if my baby had shown issues they may have kept me on the monitor but everything was fine with me and bubs. Once I got to the pushing time though they hooked it up the whole time, but again I could still move around the area if I wanted to change positions. Some hospitals  now have wireless attachments for monitoring, so you can have the pads on and still shower and walk around without having cords attached everywhere, so ask about those and see if they have them.

Good Luck.

#12 TwiceThe Woman

Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:58 AM

I've worked in umpteen hospitals and they're all different, so just ask when you arrive and that may allow you some negotiating time for any preferences you may have.
If their protocol says CTG monitor asap, ask if you can have the wi-fi so that you can walk around (you may need to check how far the radio signal will work there).
Let the staff know if you're nervous - they'll take good care of you.
Have a wonderful Birth Day Tuesday - or before original.gif I hope it is a lovely experience for you

#13 bellarox

Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:12 PM

Thanks for all the advice ladies. I will have a chat with them tuesday morning. I doubt bub is going to come before then lol, nothing I try is working.

#14 Natttmumm

Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:21 PM

For me they did drip as they couldn't reach waters. Waters broke about an hr later. I think it's standard to break waters and wait a bit. Monitors, yes but it was on and off so I could move as far as I could with a drip. It was uncomfortable but ok. I have had a few medical issues so I was monitored a lot and for nearly the whole labour. Not sure if that's normal



Reply to this topic



  


2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win $1000 with Sea-Band

Three lucky fans can win a Sea-Band prize pack valued at over $1000 each, which includes two Sea-Bands plus a $1000 Eftpos gift card!

Misery loves Facebook

Facebook users are often criticised for only showing the positive, fun parts of their lives. But what about when it swings the other way, when someone uses it for the purposes of ranting about their children all the time, never posting anything positive?

Toddler's adorable impersonation of pregnant mum

Little Ellis has noticed his mum is walking differently lately, and his impersonation of her is hilarious.

'Forgotten baby syndrome' can happen to any one of us

When my third child was two months old, I strapped her into her car seat, then promptly forgot all about her. But she survived, unharmed, because it was winter, and I was lucky.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five mums or mums-to-be will join the EB Test Drive Team and discover great items at an exclusive Big W event. (Sydney only.)

Ten things I've learned about motherhood

Never take a good night's sleep for granted. There is no logic like toddler logic. Standing on Lego hurts every time. These are the truths of parenthood.

Parenting past the toddler years: what's next?

Your baby has grown into a toddler, and now your toddler is fast approaching the preschooler stage. What can you expect as a parent?

Tips on what to pack in your hospital bag

Before giving birth I read countless lists, ended up overpacking just a little, and now know what I'll actually want to pack next time.

New app keeps tabs on your kids at childcare

Popular new technology lets parents know what their children are up to at childcare - but not everyone is a fan.

21 things I love about newborns

There?s an irresistible magic about newborns. Of course they're not all smiles and rainbows, but they are undeniably cute and remarkable in so, so many ways.

Kid-friendly hairdressers: who says haircuts can?t be fun?

I?ve found some salons who boast setups ideal for children ? you name it, they?ve thought of it. All are designed to make haircuts fun rather than stressful.

Labour pain relief may reduce risk of postnatal depression: study

Postnatal depression is a complex condition, but researchers say pain relief during labour may help some women.

Why we need better support for men after miscarriage

In a recent study, 85 per cent of men admitted feeling sadness after their partner miscarried, but almost half said they didn't share their feelings at all. What can be done to help them?

Mum in business: Kristy Chong

Kristy Chong is the managing director of Australian-made Modibodi underwear and a mum to Lucas, 6, Jason, 4, and Isaac, 6 months. She shares her advice for other mums thinking about starting their own businesses.

From toddler to preschooler: a developmental roadmap

So your toddler is growing up and will soon be entering the preschooler years. Here are a few ways to frame their development that will help you understand what?s going in those beautiful, funny, clever little heads of theirs.

Mum sacrifices an eye for her unborn baby

Motherhood is full of sacrifices, but this woman has made a life-altering one - and her baby hasn't even been born.

A grandparent by any other name

A growing number of grandparents are shunning tradition and going against conventional names - but a grandparent by any other name still gives the same awesome cuddles and kisses.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

When labour just doesn't happen

After three healthy kids, I can?t help feeling I?ve been a little ripped off. I missed out on something I had always wanted to experience, and now I?ll never get the chance.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

Win $1000 with Sea-Band

Three lucky fans can win a Sea-Band prize pack valued at over $1000 each, which includes two Sea-Bands plus a $1000 Eftpos gift card!

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five mums or mums-to-be will join the EB Test Drive Team and discover great items at an exclusive Big W event. (Sydney only.)

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.