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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Am expecting kid number 3 feb10th but will be induced early at 38 weeks due to gestational diabetes.

never been induced...heard theres a lot of poking and prodding in that area and its painful. i hate internals anyways, is it worse than that? also did u have longer/more difficult labours with inductions?

thanks :)
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
I have been induced three times, it varies each time, some were more painful others were exceptionally quick. It also varies depending how much of a rush they are in to get you to deliver. Realistically its probably better not to know all the details, cos then you may start to stress about something that you cant avoid. Good luck :)
1 Like #2
As above hun, try your best not to let it worry you between now and then! And I was 38 weeks when I gave birth to my 1st so its not that early, classed as full term :)

And just remember after it all you will have your gorgeous little baby in your arms :) xx
1 Like #3
i think i had gel when i was induced if you have had a sweep done thats what mine felt like
banned 1 Like #4
was induced two weeks early with daughter (now 16) with suppository, nowt much happened really, they broke my waters next day and things went mad from there, straight into full blown labour, wasnt very nice to say the least as you dont get used to the work up, from waters broke to having her was about 6 hours

was supposed to go in for same with son, but waters broke naturally that morning, although didnt do much on the dilating front, so went onto a drip, again not nice and you go straight into full blown labour, again only about 5 hours with him, but had an epidural close to the end because i wasnt dealing with it all too well, although i had it to late

you will probs here lots of stories but you will be in the best place and soon enough will have your little one in your arms, so its all worth it, till they hit 2 that is - lol

best of luck and hope all goes well x
#5
yeah as sassie just said

mine was the same soon as my waters were broke it went mad, mine then calmed down and i had to have emergency c section :(

sposed to be quicker and more painful when your induced obviously i cant compare but at 3 or 4 centimeters i was telling them to get me an epidural lol

but im a whimp cant do pain and if i can handel it anyone can lol
#6
I was induced 3 weeks early with my son, i would say that it wasnt as bad as i thought! Did take a while but then thats understandable as my body wasnt ready. Take lots of things in with you to keep you occupied.

I had a couple of suppositorys to get me going and it wasnt pleasant but not unbearable and then a drip to speed things up. Everyone will have different stories though xxx
1 Like #7
i had a suppository for my 2nd & 3rd child & with my 3rd (child that is) it was only 1 3/4 hours until he was born :w00t: having a suppository is a little bit uncomfortable but no where near as painful as giving birth :lol:
1 Like #8
I was induced with my 2nd as she was small and overdue, i didn't think it was too bad just some gell placed erm up there!! That was at 7.30pm, it worked staight away by the time eastenders was over i was in full blown labour the midwifes didn't believe me till they examined me! They told me the women in the bed opisite and had the gell 3 times over the course of 3 days and was still not in labour, so it's very different for everyone.
I don't think it was more painful than my first but that had different problems and i'm sure nature makes you forget it somewhat otherwise we might not go there again.

Good luck, i would love another but hubs thinks 2's enough:roll:

all the best :santa:
1 Like #9
i was induced with both of mine, I'd say nothing to worry about really. was just given the gel and things progressed slowly but normally from there. good luck
1 Like #10
I was induced with all three of mine, so I can't compare it to a normal delivery. I was told during the second one, when I said this was nothing like the first, that the first time I was 'ready to go' anyway, so the drugs just helped me along. The second time was worse, more painful, but a HELL of a lot quicker. The third time was definitely the worst, but there were other complications, and she had to be induced rather earlier than planned. It's no bad thing, but bear in mind once they start you off, it doesn't just happen immediately and they won't let you go home, so take some knitting or something!!! Ask for a deep bath, much better than lying in bed, and try to keep on your feet, lying down is the worst thing you can do, but the only thing you'll feel like. All the best!
1 Like #11
yummymummy2202 might pop into your thread MB ,she been induced 2 out 3 times with hers and said it weren't too bad,however she never had to go onto a drip to get things moving along and apparantly thats when it can get intense,so all depends how things move along with gel etc.
I had a drip in with Connor to help get things moving along and I can say he was def more painful to have then the other 2.
#12
I had to have a drip with my third child and tbh it wasnt the worst labour, it was much quicker though:)
1 Like #13
I was induced with my first as was 7 days over and BP started to go up. They started to induce me with pessaries the next day, after 2 days not much happened so had my waters broken and put on the drip, full blown labour within 10 mins with the drip!! From waters broken to baby out was 4 hours. A lot more painful than my 2nd because you have resricted mobility, you have to stay hooked up to thew drip and mponitor lay down on a bed!

2nd was natural labour after a sweep in the morning. I could move around and because I spent all my labour stood up the birthing was faster! Saying that though, both mine took less than 5 pushes. 2nd was 2 massive pushes and she was out (she was bruised and had bloodshot eyes because the birth was 'too fast' in the eyes of midwives anyway, wasn't quick enough for me lol!!)
1 Like #14
They tend to induce the labour with prostin a pessary which is a hormone. It does tend to contract quite quickly but they tend to be gentle ones to get the uterus to start contracting by itself. i myself was induced and although i knew no different because it was my first (and only) childbirth experience it was a nice steady pace. Tbh every labour is different...but because your a mum already and have been through labour twice it may be fairly quicker then your others but would expect this if you went into normal labour by yourself and not induced. Good luck and just think its one step closer to having your baby!!
#15
massive thanks ladies. i am really grateful for u sharing ur experiences. ur right every labour is different but this will prob be a tad more painful and defo more restricted. yikes. o well whatever way u look it..labour aint fun!

repped u all except mamamia7 as ran out of rep. so i owe u!! x
banned#16
Just get on with it MB..... dont be such a wus! :w00t:


ooer...... From what I gather, your thoughts are well founded and induction wouldnt be your preferred choice! But good luck all the same.... rather you than me. (Seriously!)
#17
Babes, stop worrying the stress isn't good for you and babby.

Everythings gonna be fine really xxxx
#18
guv
Just get on with it MB..... dont be such a wus! :w00t:


ooer...... From what I gather, your thoughts are well founded and induction wouldnt be your preferred choice! But good luck all the same.... rather you than me. (Seriously!)


go on ...do it for me...i'll give u rep :p

ClarityofMind
Babes, stop worrying the stress isn't good for you and babby.

Everythings gonna be fine really xxxx


i know...cant do anything about it but heard so many horro stories and i hate internals. hubby was like i thought they gave u medicine in ur mouth...! if only they dealth with that and not the other end!!!
#19
You can ask for gas and air while they are giving you an internal, if that would help. :)
#20
magicbeans
go on ...do it for me...i'll give u rep :p



i know...cant do anything about it but heard so many horro stories and i hate internals. hubby was like i thought they gave u medicine in ur mouth...! if only they dealth with that and not the other end!!!


Bless him.... lol
1 Like #21
I was induced with my 2nd Daughter at 38 weeks and IMO the internal pessary that they give you is no different that an internal examination really. What i will say is that the internal itself was a little sore, i dont know if this was because i wasnt as 'ripe' down there as when i had my first i dont know BUT dont worry yourself about it as you can have G&A, i didnt know this but they did offer it to me when they realised that i was in a little discomfort. Obviously, it doesnt take the pain away but at least it makes you not care as much. lol.

My labour didnt get going from the pessary so they broke my waters, again rather like an internal. This didnt get me going either so i had a drip which was fine at first but things did get quite intence, quite quickly but i wasnt worried as i knew the option of an Epidural was there if i really needed it - In the end i didnt and my daughter was born with just 2 pushes.

If i compared my induced 38 week birth to my natural 38 week birth id say they were about the same. The induced birth hurt more but i wasnt in labour for anywhere near as long as when my waters broke naturally, which was equally as hard as i didnt get much sleep etc...

All the best & good Luck
#22
l_i_s_a
I was induced with my 2nd Daughter at 38 weeks and IMO the internal pessary that they give you is no different that an internal examination really. What i will say is that the internal itself was a little sore, i dont know if this was because i wasnt as 'ripe' down there as when i had my first i dont know BUT dont worry yourself about it as you can have G&A, i didnt know this but they did offer it to me when they realised that i was in a little discomfort. Obviously, it doesnt take the pain away but at least it makes you not care as much. lol.

My labour didnt get going from the pessary so they broke my waters, again rather like an internal. This didnt get me going either so i had a drip which was fine at first but things did get quite intence, quite quickly but i wasnt worried as i knew the option of an Epidural was there if i really needed it - In the end i didnt and my daughter was born with just 2 pushes.

If i compared my induced 38 week birth to my natural 38 week birth id say they were about the same. The induced birth hurt more but i wasnt in labour for anywhere near as long as when my waters broke naturally, which was equally as hard as i didnt get much sleep etc...

All the best & good Luck



thanks very informative :thumbsup:

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