My friend wanted me to post this, after having an induction go very wrong. She wishes she were more informed! This is just so we all do our research before making rash decisions!!!
She was 38.6 weeks. She is a tiny little thing, around 5'1 and while pregnant only got up to about 130ish. She was so tired of being pregnant, the pain of carrying all of the weight, she wasnt used to it. She went with cervical checks starting at 35 weeks.... and to her dissapointment week after week, no dialation, no thinning. She began to think she was never going to have this baby.
She was having a lot of prodormal labor. We chatted almost everynight, and I told her to hang in there, and tried to give as much advice and support as I could.
At her last growth ultrasound around 37 weeks, baby was measuring around 6 and a half pounds. She thought that was plenty big enough for her!
She messaged me and told me she was going to call and ask to be induced, untill the doctor gave in, that she just couldnt take it anymore! I told her to try and wait it out, to be patient, that ultrasound measurements can be wrong, that there are many risks with induction. I sent her links and told her to please research before making a rash decision! But at the time it fell on deaf ears, she didnt want to do this anymore.
So the doctor gave in. She went in, and they started pitocin. Hours later, her water broke on its own, but she was barely at 1cm. 17 hours later, she was progressing soooo slowly. The babies heartrate went crazy. They wanted to do an emergency csection.
They took her in, and knocked her out (she was having epidural issues, she didnt want an epidural in the first place but the pitocin made her labor unbearable). She woke up, and her baby was in the NICU. He had the cord wrapped around his neck 3 times, came out not breathing. He was a tiny 5 pounds 4 ounces, and his lungs were not mature. It looked like his due date may have been off.
She wanted so badly to have her baby in her arms, but now she is recovering from a painful traumatic csection, with her baby having issues in the NICU. At this point she doesnt even know if she wants more kids.
PLEASE BE INFORMED! I know some inductions are easy and amazing, but please, just know the risks!!!!