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Past the due date..doctor is thinking of induction.

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:30 AM
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Has anybody had an induction and had success with it?

i've heard how much worse inductions normally are because they take so long and how much worse the contractions are because of the pitocin.

please tell me about your induction stories..

by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:30 AM
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MommyToBeOfTwo
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:33 AM
I was induced at 39 wks.Had pitocin and water broken at 8am and got an epi around noon.Didn't really need it but since I was a first time mom they thought I would be a while and I wanted to rest.I was fully dialated at 130 and started pushing at 145 and he was born at 209pm.I was in labor start to finish for about 6 hrs.had a great experience and would do it again in a heartbeat.GL!
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shellie830
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:37 AM

 Mine was a quick safe experience! Started with cervidal at 10pm woke up @ 8am got the water broken and pit started I had my son @1:43pm that day :)

doulala
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:39 AM

Do you want to be induced?
Do you have a medical reason?
Are you familiar with the risks/benefits?



My first labor was induced and I regret it terribly. 
:-(
That is why only it happened that one time!
;-P




Birth is a process that probably lasts about a month or more, when
you think of how the baby works his/her way into position, mom's body
prepares with the uterus thickening at the top and thinning at the
bottom and the cervix prepares itself to dilate for the final pushes in
this process. It is such an amazing, divine plan and in this day and age
so easily disturbed—possibly as never before. I think induction,
possibly in any form, can disrupt this plan, interrupting the baby's
process of positioning and getting ready to be born. As Carla Hartley
says, "Birth is safe, interference is risky."


Jan Tritten, mother of Midwifery Today
magazine

countrylife622
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:58 AM

I was due on the 25th and I am not progressing at all. I've had some contractions and the baby has dropped to 0 and is head down..

ColieO
by Gold Member on Sep. 28, 2010 at 1:00 AM
Baby will come when he/she is ready.
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Mommyof3yippey
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 1:42 AM

 I would monitor the baby and just try and wait it out.....

As long as there is movement and the baby is ok..I would wait as long as possible!

doulala
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 1:46 AM
Quoting countrylife622:

I was due on the 25th and I am not progressing at all.

I've had some contractions and the baby has dropped to 0 and is head down..

You sound great!     Completely normal.     And obviously, your body IS preparing, just as it's supposed to!
:-)

I can suggest some things to help, a priority might be to avoid vaginal exams.    
Having the cervix checked is probably the most risky unnecessary intervention.

Since the information discovered is irrelevant and may lead a woman to unnecessary induction.  It sets of the cascade of interventions, adding unnecessary risks.

If you prefer to stay as safe as possible, you might think about these risks, options, alternatives, benefits...

If nothing is wrong, why add unnecessary risk?
If it ain't broke, why fix it?


Over mannnny years, Nature / God has perfected this Birth stuff, so far very good!   
(*We know that intervening in a normal pregnancy does more harm than good~)

You were able to line up sperm with egg.   To grow the single cell into millions.   To grow embryo into fetus.   To produce a placenta.   To create a creature with taste buds, knee caps, eyebrows...     sooo many amazing things!!      No need to question this, it's works!   YOU work!
Nature knows what it's doing!

;-D


Besides, what is a "due date"?
A mid-point within the average estimated due period (38-42 weeks).



Good luck, hun!
We are always here for you!





Just as a woman’s heart knows,

How and when to pump,

Her lungs to inhale,

And her hand to pull back from fire,

So she knows when and how to give birth.


- Virginia Di


ICAN

jessihernandez
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 1:49 AM

If the baby has dropped and you are having some contractions, then you ARE progressing. I'd say give your baby a couple more weeks to finish getting ready for the world. He/she will come at the perfect time! Good luck Mama!

Quoting countrylife622:

I was due on the 25th and I am not progressing at all. I've had some contractions and the baby has dropped to 0 and is head down..


I'm a natural birthing, breastfeeding, pacifier using, future normal food giving, cloth diapering, vaxing, carseat safety practicing, non-circing, doing my own resaerch, non-CIO, babywearing kind of mama.

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