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Did you get induced while not dilated/effaced/contracting at all?

  1. snowjewelz

    wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts

    @yellowbird: oh man 6 days is really a lonnng time to spend at the hospital, esp when you really only plan to spend half that time normally!

    @MamaG: I think at that point I'd agree that c-section is best too as the safety and health of LO comes first!

    @bpcmarj: That's great! That's the kind of induction experience I would want!

    @Rocker2014: That's a crazy story BUT ended up great! I can't believe after all that you ended up with a really normal labor/delivery!

    @SweetiePie: You are right... I might not even be in the mood to use half the stuff I bring haha!

  2. MamaG

    pomelo / 5298 posts

    @snowjewelz: From a packing perspective, having just been there done that. I packed three sets of clothes. I wore ONE! I didn't actually shower until the morning I was leaving and put on clothes. Granted I went home after two days.

    Don't pack more in the event you might be there longer. Most of the items in my bag went unused.

  3. Mrs.Panda

    nectarine / 2358 posts

    @snowjewelz: I was closed tight and long when I was induced. Cervidil overnight then pitocin, but the pit had to be turned off about 13 hours in because baby was not doing well on it. Went over 40 hours before I got my c-section. She was wedged in there so well and was NOT coming out. Her little head was so bruised from the birth canal makes me feel bad she had to wait so long. Total we were there 4 days, went in Wednesday, had her Friday morning and discharged Sunday. I showered twice and only wore my going hone outfit. I wore the hospital gowns otherwise because FLUIDS. I liked having my own toiletries but otherwise I didn't need to bring anything.

  4. cheert16

    nectarine / 2631 posts

    @snowjewelz: yes! It was a terrible experience!! took 3 days in the hospital before I started pushing. PM me if you want me details! I am soooooo hoping this time my body knows what to do so i don't have to be induced!!

  5. MapleMoose

    grapefruit / 4213 posts

    I was induced 10 days past my due date with a completely closed cervix. Induction started at 3pm and I delivered at 10:30am the next morning. Went pretty quick considering my body wasn't the slightest bit "ready" for labor.

  6. snowjewelz

    wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts

    @MapleMoose: that's great! It's reassuring go hear that you can have a relatively short labor/delivery starting at nothing!

  7. MapleMoose

    grapefruit / 4213 posts

    @snowjewelz: Pitocin-induced contractions were intense, like back-to-back can't catch your breath intense, but I got an epidural and things were much better after. Interesting to read all these different experiences. You just never know!

  8. snowjewelz

    wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts

    Wanted to update now that I gave birth!

    My induction process started at approx 1am on Thursday and I had LO at 10:56pm the same day so overall not too bad!

    Don't want to repeat my whole birth story here, so the short version is that I had 2 doses of vaginal meds to ripen the cervix. Nothing was happening & they were about to maybe give me a 3rd dose (or decide the next best course) when they checked and I went from nothing to 3cm. Then got on epidural & started pitocin. Slow process to 4cm, then 6cm, but then things picked up and I was about 9.5cm by 9pm.

    I do want to add though the initial meds seem to have stressed LO out and she had a few scares of low heart rate so c-section was def on the table a few times!


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