Induction In 2 Days

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WEnling - April 23

At my visit to my doctor today(sat 23apr), he said my placenta was 'aging'. I did a non stress test and my baby's heart rate is on the 'low side'. My doc scheduled me for induction on monday morning. I'm totally not prepared and terrified. I'm 37 weeks along now.. the only way I can avoid it is if my labour starts before that. What can i do to induce my own labour or at least soften my cervix to avoid an episiotomy? My doctor ruled out s_x as it may cause infections.. any ideas??

 

Jo - April 23

walking is a good one and if you possibly have a big excercise ball you can sit on it and gently bounce. nipple stimulation helps contract the uterus.

 

Maleficent - April 23

i don't think any of the "tips" for starting labor work. if i were in your place i would call the hospital and ask to come in and do a tour. you can talk to the nurses about induction, and get a good idea for what will go on. my first baby was induced for medical reasons and i really think i would have felt better about it if i had been more informed. don't spend the time walking and drinking tea when you can spend it educating yourself and preparing. as for avoiding an episotomy the best way to go is kegals and perenial ma__sage. good luck! monday is creeping up pretty quick.

 

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