Just what the title says, if you were induced, what was the reason?
Just what the title says, if you were induced, what was the reason?
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papaya / 10343 posts
High bp/going post dates.
My midwives were going to let me go to 42 before inducing but only if I had an ultrasound and NST at 41+1 to verify that LO had enough fluid and was still doing okay waiting another week. When I went in on 41+1 baby was fine but my BP was high (for the first time, sigh) and they were worried about pre-e so they sent me to L&D "just to check and monitor" me. Except when I got there the nurse checking me in was like lol you are 41 weeks with high bp you're not leaving without a baby. And then even when my urine test came back showing no pre-e my midwife said they were still inducing me because at 41 weeks they just don't like to let women with high bp leave
pineapple / 12526 posts
Water broke and labor didn't start.
cantaloupe / 6692 posts
40 weeks. No progress. Elevated BP and various other little things like low blood sugar and lots of contractions.
honeydew / 7303 posts
PIH at 38wks5days. Was on bedrest for 2 days before they decided to induce.
coconut / 8472 posts
I had GD and pregnancy-induced hypertension, and I was also spilling protein into my urine, making me borderline pre-eclamptic.
I know that I felt soooo sick at the end, but part of me wishes I could have held out longer and avoided it. I did not enjoy my induction experience and I will not do it again. I'll either go for a scheduled c-section or wait until baby's ready.
GOLD / wonderful pomegranate / 28905 posts
I was at like 3cm and 40% effaced for well over a week, stalled. My Ob offered an induction at 40 weeks. DH and I felt comfortable since she was full term. At the end I barely got about a drop or two of pitocin after they broke my water. I wasn't even fully admitted yet when she was born!
Baby was born like 2.5 hrs after we entered hospital doors!
nectarine / 2028 posts
@Torchwood: Mine was called an "augmentation," because my water had a leak but the rest of my body wasn't in active labor. Unfortunately it was a long process (30 hours), in which by the end my body was contracting every minute, but I never progressed beyond a 4. In the end I developed an in-uterine infection anyway (what they were trying to avoid by inducing me), and I had to have a c-section. Sigh. I'm just glad and lucky we are both healthy!
persimmon / 1367 posts
I was induced on my due date because an ultrasound showed very low fluid levels.
pomegranate / 3595 posts
Induced at 40+6 due to bring post date. I was hoping to avoid intervention but felt comfortable with the relative risk of induction compared with going too far post date. No regrets!
persimmon / 1420 posts
There is no medical benefit to keep twins in past 38 weeks, according to my doctor. I was induced at 38w3d.
papaya / 10570 posts
Induced at 39 weeks because I had GD.
wonderful grape / 20453 posts
41 weeks with concerns due to mthfr and recurrent loss having a higher risk of stillbirth. Ironically, she had complications because she was overdue....
pomegranate / 3350 posts
Induced at 39 weeks because IUGR
kiwi / 661 posts
41 weeks and 3 days and 1cm.... and timing. I could have technically held out until 42 weeks but that was a Sunday, so I had to pick sometime the week before and I based it on which doctor would be delivering me!
pomegranate / 3577 posts
At 39 and 4 days because if I went to my due date, DH might have been there for the delivery (depending on how long labor took), but would have had to leave right after. Or he would have missed it altogether. So medically unnecessary, but necessary.
pomegranate / 3716 posts
Multiple reasons! Pregnancy was going smoothly up until 34 weeks, and then suddenly LO had IUGR issues (intrauterine growth restrictions), basically they were concerned that he was below the 10th percentile, which was cause for concern. Then at 34 + 5, I developed pre-eclampsia, and was to be on bed rest until they would induce at 37 weeks. I only made it to 35 + 2 when they decided the baby was too smal and also breached, so I had a C-section! It was the most nerve wracking week of my life!
clementine / 927 posts
At 41 weeks, 4 days my water broke and labor didn't start, even after pumping like crazy.
GOLD / eggplant / 11517 posts
I had almost all the symptoms of pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure, extreme swelling, spilling protein into my urine, etc.), but I don't know if I was officially diagnosed with it.
I was 40 weeks, 5 days, so my doctor decided to help start things along since I was already overdue anyway and at risk for a stroke.
persimmon / 1095 posts
I had a very small water leak with mild contractions and dilated to a two at 40+1. I didn't know exactly when it started. As I was past due date, they decided to induce.
nectarine / 2994 posts
38 weeks 5 days I was induced due to lo's growth slowing down considerably and her movements were getting less and less. I was also high risk for bleeding (bleeding disorder) so they were able to give me meds for the bleeding early in the induction process. Really hoping I don't need to be induced this time.
honeydew / 7283 posts
With DD I was induced with pre-e at 36 weeks
With DSL I had pregnancy-induced hypertension since 35 weeks and was induced for that at 39 weeks.
honeydew / 7917 posts
I had GD and would have been induced at 40 weeks if I didn't go into labor on my own. My doctor originally wanted induction at 39 weeks but I was able to control my GD and had no issues with my ultrasounds, she let me go to 40. I went into labor on my own at 39w 1d.
hostess / cantaloupe / 6486 posts
Induced at 38 weeks for Pre E.
honeydew / 7230 posts
I was pregnant with twins and my dr doesn't let twins go much beyond 38 weeks.
persimmon / 1050 posts
Induction started at 38w3d for high BP. Ended up being gestational hypertension. He was born at 38w5d.
grapefruit / 4663 posts
maternal high blood pressure at 39w2d
hostess / wonderful watermelon / 39513 posts
41 weeks, standard at my OB's office.
cantaloupe / 6059 posts
I was induced at 42 weeks because that's as long as I wanted to be pregnant. It went so well. It was terrified because my first labor was horrible and 36 hours long but this one was a breeze and only about 3 hours start to finish.
bananas / 9227 posts
I had meconium in my waters. My water broke in bed without contractions. While I was at the hospital it was like pea soup at one point - but LO wasn't distressed. She came out very pink and perfect!
cantaloupe / 6171 posts
I was being monitored for low fluid and went in for my weekly bpp/nst and measured a zero! So they sent me right upstairs to l/d. I was 37 weeks. Lo was born in the amniotic sac 36 hours after I was admitted. Took forever since I wasn't dilated or effaced at all and she was still really high up
pear / 1698 posts
Induced with both my pregnancies at 37 and 38 weeks due to IUGR.
cantaloupe / 6610 posts
Scheduling! Sounds nuts, but I had to in order to ensure my husband would be home. I'll also be induced with this one at 39w. I had a lengthy discussion with my OB, and she was induced for scheduling reasons also with all 3, and agreed that sometimes when people have jobs like hers or my husband's, it's necessary and it is what it is.
honeydew / 7295 posts
40+5 for low fluid and highish BP. I hope not to go again
pear / 1586 posts
I was induced at 41+1. I had borderline low fluid at my 41-week appointment, and I had already accepted being induced before that. (My mom went 12-16 days late or was induced with all four kids, so I was not liking my chances of going without an induction anyway!) I had a really great induction and labor experience - the whole thing took ~13 hours, start to finish (including 2 hours of pushing ).
pomegranate / 3192 posts
My water broke and contractions hadn't started 12 hours later (I was GBS+)
pomelo / 5093 posts
I had low fluid at 41 weeks. My induction was terrible, and if faced with a similar situation this time, I'll heavily advocate for waiting it out under monitoring.
grapefruit / 4213 posts
It was ten days past my due date and I had zero signs of labor starting on it's own.
kiwi / 524 posts
41 weeks, elevated blood pressure, protein in urine, low fluid levels.
apricot / 490 posts
7 days post due and while E passed the amniotic fluid test she did not pass the fetal heart rate test. So they admitted me! I could have fought it but I was so ready to meet baby girl.