I'm getting induced tomorrow and i was wondering from other mom's who have been induced if there is anything i should do to prepare myself?
Try to be as relaxed as possible. And be prepared for it to take awhile, esp if they are going to use cervidil first! Good luck!! (Oh, and definitely eat as close to the induction as your doc will let you. Typically you can not eat from the time you check in until you deliver, which was almost 24 hours for me! 12 of that was waiting on cervidils though, so it wasn't painful or anything.)
I want to see everyone's answers beings I'll be getting induced myself...:lol:
I wasn't dilated or effaced when I went it, so they use these gels to ripen your cervix. Each gel takes 6 hours to work and I had two of them, so I was just watching tv pretty much waiting for them to work for 12 hours.
Its a suppostory they put in your cervic to get is ready, and make it start thining out and dialting.
Just relax and make sure your bags are packed with books, music, word puzzles,etc. It does generally take a while to get going.
Sleep.....this will be your last night of sleep. You really don't need to do much.
I was induced. A woo, it went great. I was also 4 cm dialted and 38 weeks. But, it went great. My water was broke at 7.30, poticin started at about 7.15. I got an epidural at about 6 or so cm and from there I dialated from 8-9 in 10 minutes and I had my son at 4.03pm. 20 minutes of hard pushing. I had an 8 1/2 labor. And it was my first. Eat before you go because once you are there. It's no food for you. I could have eaten the proverbial horse right after my son was born. I did have to get and episotitmy, which was probably the worse part. But remember, it is better to be cut than to tear. My labor was wonderful. I hope yours goes as well.
Best of luck!
According to my labor nurse and my OB, tears still have to be stitched and there are different serverity(sp?) of tearing. My labor nurse said most OBs would rather cut then let their patients tear. I don't think I'd want to rip anything open down there. Better to have it surgically done than to have a zig zag rip, IMO. But, it wasn't fun after the meds wore off. Warm showers are the best. Stopped being a pain in about a week or so.