I am 40 weeks today, 4 cm dilated, 50% effaced, stage 0...
My doc said that if my baby girl isn't here by next week, she is going to induce me at 41 weeks.
1)What are the different ways docs induce?
2) Is there any cons about being induced?
3) From personal experience... was labor quicker or longer because of being induced or does induction not mater?
Answer by Anonymous at 5:50 PM on Aug. 27, 2009
I was induced at 8 days past my due date. I was given cervidil ( a tiny insert used to help ripen and dilate the cervix ) because I was not even one cm.Â It hurt a little but I don't think it does for most women.Â It only worked a little.Â I started having some contractions that night but they did not hurt.Â They tookÂ the cervidilÂ out the next morning, 12 hours later and I was 2 cm.Â Then I was given pitocin through my saline drip ( like an IV without the metal stand, inserted through the back of your hand ) to bring on contractions.Â It did!Â They did hurt.Â But it was NOT as bad as TV and movies made it look.Â I just closed my eyes and breathed.Â
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