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Have you ever been induced?

Poll Results: Have you been induced?

 
  • 65% (99)
    yes ~ include natural induction methods
  • 34% (53)
    no ~ this means to membrane stripping, no castor oil, etc
152 Total Votes  
post #1 of 53
Thread Starter 
another just wondering from me i'm full of them this week i guess
post #2 of 53
Well, I don't know how to vote. My water broke spontaneously, and after waiting around for about 18 hours and trying all sorts of things to get cxes going, I got pitocin. So I guess I wasn't technically "induced" but I did have my labor "augmented." Next time, it's gonna be allllllll natural (HB)!
post #3 of 53
I was induced with dd#1 - had a slooooow leak all day long, they hooked me up to pitocin and broke my water and eventually I had to have a cesarean. Not ever looking to be induced again!
post #4 of 53
I don't know how to answer either. When I went past 41 weeks, my OB wanted to medically induce. So that night DP and I went home and did a lot of walking, ate spicy food, had sex and tried nipple stimulation. The next am I woke with contractions.
post #5 of 53
DD was 3 weeks "late". At the 2 week mark I tried castor oil a few times to get my false labors to try and kick in. Didn't work.

I also used evening primrose oil and lots and lots 'o sex to get DD to come.
post #6 of 53
I was induced with Cervadil.
post #7 of 53
Induced with cytotec and pitocen. No pain meds, though!
post #8 of 53
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by XanaduMama View Post
Well, I don't know how to vote. My water broke spontaneously, and after waiting around for about 18 hours and trying all sorts of things to get cxes going, I got pitocin. So I guess I wasn't technically "induced" but I did have my labor "augmented." Next time, it's gonna be allllllll natural (HB)!
i would say yes

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Originally Posted by artgoddess View Post
I don't know how to answer either. When I went past 41 weeks, my OB wanted to medically induce. So that night DP and I went home and did a lot of walking, ate spicy food, had sex and tried nipple stimulation. The next am I woke with contractions.
i'd say yes, since all the stuff you tried obviously worked
post #9 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by XanaduMama View Post
Well, I don't know how to vote. My water broke spontaneously, and after waiting around for about 18 hours and trying all sorts of things to get cxes going, I got pitocin. So I guess I wasn't technically "induced" but I did have my labor "augmented." Next time, it's gonna be allllllll natural (HB)!
This is why I was induced, too. My water broke. I was having contractions, but not strong. So, they gave me pitocin. The pitocin sucked. If I would have known they would have induced me, I wouldn't have gone to the hospital so soon.
post #10 of 53
Pitocin, and it was the worst experience of my life

IMO one of the best gifts to give your baby is to be able to choose his own birthday Best wishes for a beautiful birth!
post #11 of 53
I was induced, with pit, for my first two. It was so awful I went straight to sections for the next two. They were a RELIEF after the pit.!!
post #12 of 53
i voted yes

i was schduled to be medically induced.

I was DTD and useing EPO and went to the actuprutist before that dfate -- all natural induction methods.

water wrok on its own.....after many hours of good active labor, labor stopped (I AHVE MANY THEORIES AS TO WHY -- sorry tot helping -- but that dosen't amtter)

After water had been broken so long,a dn no restart to labor i had a Pit IV......

so i have had both natrual and medical

A
post #13 of 53
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Originally Posted by stacey2061 View Post
Quote:
Posted by artgoddess
I don't know how to answer either. When I went past 41 weeks, my OB wanted to medically induce. So that night DP and I went home and did a lot of walking, ate spicy food, had sex and tried nipple stimulation. The next am I woke with contractions.
i'd say yes, since all the stuff you tried obviously worked
But do I know that these things are what really worked? I was 41 plus weeks.
post #14 of 53
I was induced with my first son due to gestational diabetes. (Of course, a different OB let my second son (also with GD) come naturally... and he was delivered without an epidural at 9 lb 14 oz. )

I was not dilated at all and she still scheduled the induction. Luckily, I knew enough to be worried about that so went to an acupuncturist a few days before. That treatment probably saved me from a c-section, as I showed up 2 cms dilated.

Let's see... got to the hospital at around 6 a.m. and everything started around 7 a.m. Used cervidil and pitocin... ended up having an epidural... as well as IV antibiotics because I started to run a slight fever. Membranes were ruptured around 7 cms, I think. Near the end, she was talking about either vacuum extraction, forceps, or a c-section. DH knew more about these than I did, and was adamantly opposed to all. (He did a lot of deliveries during his internship.) Anyways... it got to the point where we kept begging for one more hour before intervention... one more hour.. etc. Ended up with an episiotomy and DS came before our last 30 minute deadline prior to intervention.
post #15 of 53
At 43w3d my mw stripped my membranes. I rubbed castor oil on my belly. Started labor that day, had DD early the next morning. Been dtd, taking epo, rrl, walking and squatting (everything!) for weeks prior.

I started losing my plug (bloody too) the night before she stripped the membranes though. so who knows?
post #16 of 53
No.
post #17 of 53
No. I went into spontaneous labour with ds1, and ended up cut when I got to the hospital and he was breech. I was bullied into a repeat with dd, when the u/s showed her in a footling breech position at 39 weeks. I ended up with another repeat with ds2 at 41w, 5d, but went into labour on my own before the surgery. To give the OB a little credit, he did say that he wouldn't induce a VBAC mom, as it's too risky. From what I've seen of his dealings with other women in my circle of friends/family, he's far from induction-happy, anyway.
post #18 of 53
Yes. My pregnancy went to 43 weeks and 3 days. I was 4 centimeters dilated for over a week. I had mild contractions for a few days, but they weren't progressing. I took a lot of cohosh for a few days- nothing. Took long walks, had sex, ate spicy food, took drives on bumpy roads, you name it. Just Braxton-hicks type contractions. Then, my amniotic fluid measured low, while I started seriously retaining fluid in my hands and feet. No pre-eclampsia, but the MW thought it was best to induce, anyway.

MW broke my water at 12:30, and started IV pit at 1:30. I started pushing around 4:30, and my daughter was born at 5:12, with no pain medication.

I didn't find the pitocin experience to be especially bad (but I hated having the needle in my hand- I get icked out by needles). Compared to what other people talk about, my labor seemed pretty easy. Maybe because I was already so dilated? Maybe because women in my family have babies easily? I don't know.

After the fact, my MW said that I am probably just one of those women who "cooks" a baby a little longer, and that it'll probably be a long pregnancy with the next one, too. If that's the case, I hope I can figure out how to avoid an induction next time. It wasn't so bad, but I don't want to do it again.
post #19 of 53
I was induced with both of my girls with Cervadil the night before, and Pitocin in the morning (first time with a doctor, second with a CNM).
post #20 of 53
#1 38 Weeks, Cervadil at night, pitocin for nearly 3 full days, emergency c-section
#2 37 Weeks, Cervadil at night, pitocin, vaginal delivery (VBAC)
#3 38 weeks, Stripped membranes, vaginal delivery

This time, I'll bake until ready and won't be induced.
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