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How long from start of your induction to birth?

  • poll: How long did it take to deliver once your induction was started?
    Less than 8 hours : (10 votes)
    11 %
    8-12 hours : (20 votes)
    22 %
    12-18 hours : (11 votes)
    12 %
    18-24 hours : (16 votes)
    18 %
    24-30 hours : (9 votes)
    10 %
    30-36 hours : (6 votes)
    7 %
    More than 36 hours : (17 votes)
    19 %

    grape / 99 posts

    Induction started at 11pm (extremely painful contractions started almost immediately after), dilated to 4/5 by 7am, pitocin at 8am, fully dilated and baby in my arms at 11:15am. 12hrs total. Much, much faster than I expected.

  2. littleblessings

    pear / 1739 posts

    I went into labor naturally with both my kids but with DS my contractions completely stopped and I had nothing. My water had naturally broke so they induced me so I wouldn't have to just sit there until my labor decided to start again. Pitocin started at noon. Had DS at 5:17pm

  3. SunnyFarmMama

    cherry / 114 posts

    Started at 2.5cm dilated. Water broken @ 9am, Pitocin @ 10am, Epidural @ 11:30am, 2pm 4cm, flipped sides, 4pm 10cm, labored down for one hour, started pushing at 5:30pm, baby born at 5:38pm

  4. Bubbles

    persimmon / 1328 posts

    14 hours total, from starting at 0cm, one pessary was enough to do the job.

  5. derevival

    apricot / 363 posts

    About 12 hours...ended in c-section because I wasn't making any progress

  6. Rocker2014

    persimmon / 1367 posts

    48+ hours. Started on my due date because of low fluid levels, ended with a vaginal delivery two days later.

  7. reverie

    kiwi / 661 posts

    I went from like zero (a "generous" 1cm at 41 weeks 3 days ugh) to baby in 18 hours. I think a lot of induction depends on where you are in your pregnancy! I had to start with misoprostol at 9pm and got pitocin around 11am when things slowed, baby at 250pm

  8. pmerr

    apricot / 491 posts

    20 hours!
    Edit: I was at nothing until about 5 hours or so before I had him.

  9. erinpye

    pomegranate / 3706 posts

    LO1: pitocin was started 12 hours before I was holding her. I pushed for 1 hour.
    LO2: they broke my water, and I was holding her 5 hours later. (They did add some pitocin about halfway through.) I pushed for 10 minutes.

  10. Mrs. Pen

    blogger / wonderful cherry / 21616 posts

    Started pitocin at 5PM and delivered just before 4AM, so nearly 11 hours.

  11. ShootingStar

    coconut / 8472 posts

    At my hospital they have you come in the evening and start cervical ripening with cervidil or Foley catheter. At 7am they check you and start you on pitocin. They foley kicked me into labor at 2am and at 10pm we decided I was falling to progress and had a c-section.

  12. ChiCalGoBee

    nectarine / 2028 posts

    @mrs. tictactoe: wow....I was feeling bad about 30 hours of contracting and then a c-section! You poor thing! Mine technically wasn't an induction as my water was leaking which is why they had to admit me, but nothing else was going on so there was a lot of medical "augmentation" involved and then a rush CS after fetal distress. Are you planning a RCS for your second, or a VBAC?

  13. mrsog

    apricot / 388 posts

    19 Hours... Cervidil at 6:30 pm on Monday, OB broke my water the when I was 5 cm at 10am on Tuesday and then he was born at 1:25 Tuesday afternoon. Everything went pretty smooth. That is after I got the epi and was able to relax a bit, which was at 4:30am.

  14. jetsa

    grapefruit / 4663 posts

    Cervedil at midnight, Pitocin at 9am baby at 2. That was apparently really quick, they didn't expect him until 5 or 6

  15. pui

    bananas / 9899 posts

    I was 2mm dialated before my induction, so I didn't need cervadil. They broke my water at 9:15am and my induction (pitocin) started at around 10am on the 30th

    I gave birth to Lorelei at 12:31 am on the 31st.

    So approx 14 hours.

  16. littlebug

    honeydew / 7504 posts

    Pit started at 11:30pm on Wednesday. Delivered at 11:46pm on Thursday.

  17. kes18

    apricot / 485 posts

    I was also "induced" starting at 9pm or so. But that was just cervidil. And it didn't do ANYTHING.

    So they started pitocin at 7:30am and broke my water at 8am. Birth was at 8:42pm. So about 13 hours is what I consider it because cervidil was basically worthless

  18. caitlanc

    cherry / 156 posts

    Right about 30 hours for me. Water broke at 6pm on Friday, Cervidil started around 8am on Saturday, 3 (4?) doses later... Active labor kicked in at 9am on Sunday and he was born four hours later at 1pm.

  19. LC

    cherry / 197 posts

    About 2 days. I was 36w5days and induced because of pre-e... so my body wasn't ready to be giving birth.

    Admitted around 11am Tuesday, cervadil started late afternoon and continued until following afternoon. Pitocin started Wednesday afternoon, water broke on it's own that evening, baby born at 11:55am Thursday.

    And my mother-in-law (who never calls) called every couple hours. I almost broke my husband's cell phone.


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