Inducing On Wednesday

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JLorenzo - April 29

Alright, our doctor is going to induce on Wednesday night if Abby hasn't come on her own by then. My wife has heard alot of bad stories with inducement. So, I am asking for your stories on here with the hope of consoling her with positive stories...please help me out?

 

jez - April 29

Hey w my daughter, my water broke but i didnt get any contractions, so they induced me, i was in labor for 5 hours pushed for 10 min and had a 8 1/2 pound baby girl, it was a peice of cake.... I did get the pain medicine though the epi !!!! some times women can have contractions for hours/days so i was happy that they induced me cause then everything just happened so fast!!!

 

BBK - April 29

Josh, I guess that's it man..... your family will be +1 by mid week! Wow!? Is your wife going without the epidural?

 

jb - April 29

I was induced with gel at 5:30 in the morning. Then they broke my water and from then on I was having contractions no stop until 5:14 at night when I gave birth to my son. I took an epidural at 7 cm and that made my labor slow down. They thought I was going to have him by noon! I guess they where wrong!

 

JLorenzo - April 29

Epidrual all the way! Do you think I could get one too?

 

CEM - April 29

hi JLorenzo.....well, i'm sorry i don't really have a positive inducement story to tell, but i can say that your doctor must have a good reason for doing what s/he is doing. if the baby decides to camp out for too long, the placental function can decrease, resulting in lack of oxygen and other vital subtances. which obviously isn't good. on the somewhat less important side, the baby's skin can get wrinkly/prune-like (like when you've sat in the tub for too long!), and the baby can also get really big, which you don't need to worry about but will probably concern your wife a bit!! i wish you two the best of luck, and keep us posted.....

 

JLorenzo - April 29

Hey CEM, Yeah, the reason is because my wife has gestational diabetes and they don't want the baby to get too big. You are right on target! Should be interesting...thanks for the input!

 

CEM - April 29

hi JLorenzo.....well, there ya go....gestational diabetes, i knew there had to be a good reason. i was actually tested for it last week, and just got my results back about an hour ago. negative, thank goodness! it's not in my family or anything, i've just had 2 very big babies (mind you, with a 6'9" husband a small baby ought to raise more concern!....). anyhow, just remember (and pa__s this on to your wife), that ALL childbirth is natural, no matter how it ends up happening. the most important thing is that you have a healthy child to love and cherish, the most natural thing ever! your wife is no less of a woman because of it. take care of each other!

 

BBK - April 29

Josh, I don't know about epidural but you'll need something..... whatever they give you save some for me.

 

++++ - April 29

Get over it guys. She is going through a lot more than you will be. Let's not be selfish:)

 

BBK - April 29

Easy +++++ we know and understand. Just a little humor OK?

 

++++ - April 29

Did you not see the smilie face at the end? Just a little humor okay????????

 

BBK - April 29

Sorry ++++ I missed that ;-)

 

lil - April 29

HEAR THISSSSSSSSS, this is to all of you preggos , im 11 weeks with my second baby with hte first i was 8 month when i started to walk a lot to do squads ( my aunt is an OBGYN and she told me to do this like she did to my mom) i used to walk a mile a day and go up and down the stairs i'm telling you it works i was schedule to be induced on a monday and i went to the hospital on sunday to rest that night for the next day and i was only 2 cm dilated but like around 4 in the morning my water broke and i had him completly natural and no pain, no Epidrual nothing , good luck

 

Andrea - April 29

I was induced with both of my daughters. I really liked being induced beacuse I felt like everything was a little more controlled. I was able to have everyone lined up and prepared for the births. It did take a while before I started having contractions but when they did get intense I got the epidural and everything was fine. I had two great experiences with inducement. Good luck :o)

 

Ashley - April 30

Hey there JLorenzo, I was induced 3 weeks ago and had a baby girl. I had to be at the hospital at 8:00am and they started the induction right away. The dr. injects something inside you and it falls out when you're 4cm dilated. They also control your contractions. By the time I hit 4cm I was begging for the epideral - the pain was undescribable. Anyhow, after you get the epideral its just the waiting game cause you don't feel any pain. When I was 10cm dilated we started the pushing. Because I couldn't feel anything they turned off the epideral. I pushed for 5 hours and she was not coming out so I had to have a c-section. Turns out the umbilical cord was pulling her and wrapped arounher legs and neck. Total time in labor was 22 hours. Hope this helps!

 

tiffani~edd 11/07/05 - April 30

Oh my gosh, it's almost time. How exciting for you guys! I was induced with my first on a Monday and ended up having her by C section on Wednesday night. They began my induction with a dose of Cervidil (a little capsule they insert to ripen the cervix, thus starting labor). The first dose did very little. The second one got me to about 3 cm, and the third one, coupled with pitocin and a broken (by the doctor) bag of water, got me to 9 1/2 cm. That's it, that's where my body drew the line, 9 1/2 cm! My cervix refused to go any further. Who would have thought 1/2 cm meant so much? Long story short, I ended up with an emergency C section because my poor body was over the whole labor process, as was the baby. I know you asked for positive stories to share with your wife, and maybe this wasn't what you had in mind. I just wanted to open your mind to the real possibility of a C section so you can prepare for it, should it be necessary. Research shows the increase in C sections when labor is induced, especially with Pitocin. When my doctor told me we were headed to the operating room, I was quite the emotional wreck. I felt like my body failed me. You can probably expect yur wife to feel the same. While I hope she will be able to have the delivery of her dreams, you can greatly help her mental state by talking about C sections now, and rea__suring her that it doesn't matter how the baby gets here, just that it gets here helathy. My daughter is the light of my life. She is a smart, funny and amazing little wonder. I can't wait to hear how much more enriched your life is once the little one arrives. The first child is the one that changes your life forever. Update us as soon as you get the chance! Good luck! Hugs to you and Abby. :o)

 

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