Labor Induction

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Scared - October 14

I am 39 weeks pregnant and my doctor wants to induce me on the 18th. I am scared.. Is it true that the use of pitocin makes contractions worse??

 

Ally76 - October 14

The contractions are more intense but the labor goes faster so it's kind of a catch 22.... They will give you an epidural though if you need one and I know that saved my life on my last labor and delivery. The difference of a non induced labor was 25hours for my first daughter and on the induced one, a mere 7 hours so that might just be worth it.

 

Maureen - October 21

Yes, it is, I had it and apsolutely needed the epidural, the contractions are more intense, much more. It was my first baby and it took 25 hours, no joke before he was born. That dosn't mean it will take you 25 hours though, everybody is different. Good Luck

 

Alexis - October 21

There is an old wives tale that if you are active during you last trimester, labor is much shorter. By being active I mean doing light house chores and taking long walks. I guess that is why most farm women didn't have long hours of labor.

 

Scared. - October 21

Thanks for all your replies. I didn't think that it was all that bad, considering I had my 9lb 9oz son in 3 hours. I couldn't even get an epidural. I dialated from a 2 to a 8 in and hour and a half. Thanks though.

 

Alexis - October 22

Congratulations!!

 

samantha - October 7

i am 37 wks and 2 days and going to be induced on october 20, that leaves me at 39 wks, and she is going to be a week early is that early for her to be induced?

 

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