hey,ladies. I will be 40 weeks in two days. My pregnancy is normal and everything is going great,just a little bit slow.
First time i had to be induced,just because my blood pressure went up a week before my due date.I did not have any complications,it went fast,but the baby swolled a lot of fluid and had to be in the NICU for a week.
So,anyway. My question is: have you been thinking to be induced with no medical reason,but only because you have reached your 40 week mark and did not know what else to do???
I am kind of lost.I don't really want to be induced,but in my case,everything progressing very slow,i've been 2 cm and 60% effaced for almost 6.5 weeks now and i am not dilating right now,even if i am having contractions,pooping like crazy and being nauseated. Maybe i should be induced,to help the contractions get regular and have her finally.
Please help me. What should i do? SHould i be induced or not?
Tell me your story and how did it go? I don't want to end up with the c-section.
I was 40 weeks, the baby was in position, I went into the Hospital at night, got hooked up to everything, woke at 7:00am, started contractions at 8am, epidural soon afterwards, water broke on it's own, 4-5 pushes the baby was out by 12. Easy as pie! I am pregnant again & due in June & want to be induced again. Why wait & have possible complications? I know a lot of women here would say wait, but why?? It is your body & if you have a good Doctor then everything should go smooth. That's my opinion.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:12 PM on Feb. 25, 2011
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Answer by TARARENEE at 12:08 PM on Feb. 25, 2011
There are a lot of things you can do to move things along. Before doctors had pitocin to induce labor, midwives used nipple stimulation to get labor going. The same hormone that causes milk to let down also causes uterine contractions. Or you can let your doctor know how bad you're feeling and see if he'll strip your membranes. He'll use a finger to separate the bag of waters (not the placenta) from the wall of the uterus. That can naturally jump start labor. Since you're 2 cm, it should cause labor within 48 hours.
I was induced with both my pregnancies. 6 hours on pitocin caused contractions but didn't make me dilate so I was sent home. DD was born the next day as contractions never stopped - I had them for 29 hours. I had cervidil to induce my twins and a lot shorter labor. They had to come out as one had stopped growing.
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