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How many of you were induced while having their cervix still closed, the baby still not "droppped" and not even a sign of dilation?

How did it turn out? Is it true that its more riskier to be induced with your cervix still closed?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:39 PM on Mar. 22, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • If you are closed, they will bring you in over night and give you prostiglanden gel to soften the cervix. It almost always works. Mine worked so well, I didn't even need pitocin.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:41 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Oh yeah, and he didn't drop until I was in active labor.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:43 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • i was induced that way, they gave me a wierd tampon thing at 7pm tue night checked me wed. it thinned a little then kept me on pitocen then as soon as i got to i think 2cm they broke my water after that it all went by so fast!

    Answer by MSKASSYLEIGH at 11:43 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I was induced. After hours of labor and making it to 2 cm, doc broke my water. Not sure how much longer after that, I had to have a c-section because the cord was around her neck.

    Answer by jeniprit74 at 11:44 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • That was kind of how my situation went. I wasn't dilated, no softening of the cervix. I was given Cervadil (I think that's how it's spelled) to soften my cervix, then 8 hours later they started Pitocin to get my labor going. I happen to be one of the women who ended up having an emergency c-section because I would not dilate.

    Answer by Nanixh at 11:49 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Me and after 12 hrs they had to do an emergency c-section because of stress on my son.

    Answer by harris4 at 12:06 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Yes, it's safer to wait to induce until you have a better Bishop's Score (favorable cervix) if possible.

    Answer by doulala at 12:10 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Me, both times. First was at 38 weeks, second at 36 weeks. Loooong labors, but not that painful. Both vaginal deliveries. I had Cervadil the first time, which did nothing, so we started Pitocin. Second time, we went straight to Pitocin. That labor went better for me.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:21 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • mine was closed. first the ob/gyn scraped my cervix.. nothing. then a week later he induced through the iv.. no luck, then they did the gel on the stick tab and FINALLY i started ti dilate.

    my second was all natural

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:45 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I was going to say the same thing as musicmom80. I had to go in the night before and every so often, they insert a suppository to thin out your uterus. I remember the pain of it, because, as they explain, they couldn't mix the medicine of the suppository with any kind of lubrication

    Answer by joanie70 at 6:10 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

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