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Questions about being induced ! Genesis_mommy2114 Due February 1 (girl); United States 22 posts
Jan 30th '14

Most people I have talked with said that induction usually comes with complications, my doctor is most likely going to induce me in a week if my baby girl doesn't arrive on her own. How was it? Was the labor process long? Did anyone have any serious complications? Really want/need to know. 

TeenTubby 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New Jersey 811 posts
Jan 30th '14

Well Pitocin sucks it makes contractions just as strong and close together as they would be towards the end of natural labor, I got the epidural. I started being induced around 9 am and had my son at 1:45.. And other than having a episiotomy I had no complications what so ever.

blahh.blahh.unicornsss Due December 7; your face, NY, American Samoa 228 posts
Jan 30th '14

Iii was induced & the whole labor was 25 hrs!! No serious complications iii guess!! 

GatorMommy7141031 Due November 27 (girl); TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; Jacksonville, FL, United States 985 posts
Jan 30th '14

I was induced at 42 weeks.  The only complication was failure to progress.  I ended up going in for a c-section.  When DS came out he had the cord around his neck once and he was positioned slightly to one side.  Every time I had a contraction he was trying to come down and the cord pulled against the contractions so he never came down the canal. He was also 10 pounds no way he was coming out of there anyways!

Bad Things Blacksburg, SC, United States 21226 posts
Jan 30th '14

They induced me at 8am, broke my water at 10am, and I had him almost at 11pm. Pushed for 15 minutes. 

The nurse on duty say first time inductions usually take an average of 14-15 hours. 

The only trouble we had was that he got stuck and they had to use the vacuum. I don't know if being induced had anything to do with it, or his position (sunny side up.) 

They say the contractions are worse, but since it was my first, I had nothing to compare. I still didnt get the epi until I reached 5 cm (came in just 2cm). After that, I didnt feel a thing until they cut off the meds so I could push..and that still wasnt so horrible. 

mommy_overboard 1 child; Murray, KY, United States 1218 posts
Jan 30th '14

I was given cervadil and pitocin at 8pm on a Sunday and it made DD's heart rate plummet and mine skyrocketed. They stopped the process and kept me overnight for observation and said that if all went well through the night, they'd try again at 8am. DD and I were fine and they started the process again. All went well. I waited until I was 5cm for the epi and it took about 6 to 7 hours to get there. Once I got the epi, I dilated like crazy. I ended up having a perfectly healthy baby girl via vaginal birth at 5pm on Monday. If it weren't for low fluid level, I wouldn't have had the induction. Pitocin is the devil.

goatfajitas Due September 16; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; dirty 5 thirty, CA, United States 4013 posts
Jan 30th '14

Iv had two inductions...due to gestational diabetes they always went fine. But I guess iv never went into labor naturally so I wouldn't have that to compare to. 

TeenTubby 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New Jersey 811 posts
Jan 30th '14

Quoting mommy_overboard:
I was given cervadil and pitocin at 8pm on a Sunday and it made DD's heart rate plummet and mine skyrocketed. They stopped the process and kept me overnight for observation and said that if all went well through the night, they'd try again at 8am. DD and I were fine and they started the process again. All went well. I waited until I was 5cm for the epi and it took about 6 to 7 hours to get there. Once I got the epi, I dilated like crazy. I ended up having a perfectly healthy baby girl via vaginal birth at 5pm on Monday. If it weren't for low fluid level, I wouldn't have had the induction. Pitocin is the devil.


Cervadil SUCKSSSS I got that put in the night before my induction it was sooo uncomfortable.

Genesis_mommy2114 Due February 1 (girl); United States 22 posts
Jan 30th '14

Well thanks ladies ! That's really good to know. But laboring for 14 hours oh my.

mommy_overboard 1 child; Murray, KY, United States 1218 posts
Jan 30th '14

Quoting TeenTubby:

Cervadil SUCKSSSS I got that put in the night before my induction it was sooo uncomfortable.


I was only on both for about 15 to 20 minutes, so I didn't really get going before they pulled me off of them both. They didn't even give me the cervadil the next day. Guess I lucked out in that aspect. haha.

mommy_overboard 1 child; Murray, KY, United States 1218 posts
Jan 30th '14

Quoting Genesis_mommy2114:
Well thanks ladies ! That's really good to know. But laboring for 14 hours oh my.


It's not that bad if you opt for the epi. Honestly, I don't know how moms that get inductions and don't get epi's make it. I was in a LOT of pain. I had maybe 20 seconds between contractions and the contractions were AWFUL. Once I had the epi, I laughed and carried on until delivery time. My epi started to wear off on my left side on my low abdomen which helped me know when to push. The doctor didn't even have to tell me when to push, which was awesome. I had her within ten minutes after I started pushing. 

TeenTubby 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New Jersey 811 posts
Jan 30th '14

Quoting mommy_overboard:

I was only on both for about 15 to 20 minutes, so I didn't really get going before they pulled me off of them both. They didn't even give me the cervadil the next day. Guess I lucked out in that aspect. haha.



They made me sleep with it in -_-

mommy_overboard 1 child; Murray, KY, United States 1218 posts
Jan 30th '14

Quoting TeenTubby:


They made me sleep with it in -_-


That's what they were going to do with me until DD and my own heart decided to make a scene. Oh, well! At least she's healthy. I think she just didn't want to make a night-time debut. haha.

Genesis_mommy2114 Due February 1 (girl); United States 22 posts
Jan 30th '14

Quoting mommy_overboard:

It's not that bad if you opt for the epi. Honestly, I don't know how moms that get inductions and don't get epi's make it. I was in a LOT of pain. I had maybe 20 seconds between contractions and the contractions were AWFUL. Once I had the epi, I laughed and carried on until delivery time. My epi started to wear off on my left side on my low abdomen which helped me know when to push. The doctor didn't even have to tell me when to push, which was awesome. I had her within ten minutes after I started pushing. 


I really didn't want to get the epidural but there is no way to tell how I will feel about it. 
i don't want to be in labor forever either, she is my first I'm pretty nervous.

mommy_overboard 1 child; Murray, KY, United States 1218 posts
Jan 30th '14

Quoting Genesis_mommy2114:

I really didn't want to get the epidural but there is no way to tell how I will feel about it. 
i don't want to be in labor forever either, she is my first I'm pretty nervous.


DD was my first as well. You've got this, mama. And if you don't get the epidural, you've got quite the pain threshold. And balls. Big huge balls. 38Wink