I went to the dr just before my 37th week , and found out I had a pretty nasty case of hypertension. The dr put me on bedrest where I've been for over the past week. I have another dr appointment on the 7th and I'm not due until the 19th. They have already scheduled me for an induction because of my blood pressure.
I was told if I'm not dilating at my appointment on the 7th, they will admit me to the hospital around 5-6 p.m. on the 13th, and start me on cervadil which I will stay on over night and then start labor in the morning. If I *am* dilated I will go in the morning of the 14th, where they will strip my membranes, break my water, and start me on pitocin. I've heard that with all of that done in rapid succession and at once, labor is a lot shorter and much more painful.
My question is, has anyone else gone through this? I'd just like an idea of what to expect.
Answer by cloud144 at 9:00 AM on Oct. 5, 2008
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Answer by AustynsMomma07 at 9:47 AM on Oct. 5, 2008
I was three and a half weeks late (1984, whoa that was a long time ago) They induced me at 8am, water broke around 3pm, Nick was born at 1:19 am the next day. All back labor, no until the last 15 min. which whatever they gave me was the best! It helped me relax in between the contractions that never went onto the charts. The end result~ was my beautiful connection, my purpose in life. Good Luck~ Happy Labor Day
Answer by NicksMomPOMC at 9:54 AM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by kabbot01 at 9:56 AM on Oct. 5, 2008
I was induced @ 36 weeks my dd was showing signs of distress and my blood pressure was uncontrollable . I have to say my labor was long 27hrs compared to the 7hrs from my first birth. The pain was a lot worst because the poticine was making my contractions closer and I didn't have much of a break in between after I got the epidural it went by really fast because after I got the drugs and couldn't feel anything they took that opportunityto push the med and spead up the labor my dd came realy fast my Dr almost missed it..lol..My dd is well and happy now just one of those things we have to go through.
Answer by poohboo75 at 10:32 AM on Oct. 5, 2008
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