Topic: Good & successful induction stories?
I hate the idea of being induced. I also hate the idea of having her the week of Christmas. My Dr suggested depending on how my cervix is scheduling an induction at 39-40 weeks. Since I've already successfully had one child they are more willing I guess. My hospital has one of the lowest C-Section rates & overall is pretty against induction. They wouldn't even consider it until I was 10-days late with R. (Ended up going into labor though on my own). I do believe they will not agree to an induction unless they really think it will be successful. I know several people who are scheduled to be induced like weeks in advance with out even being checked. Please do not tell me the cons of inductions. I'm already quite aware. I don't think I would even consider it if it was not the week of Christmas. I'm also not very into scheduling around a schedule but I'm at least looking into it. I don't even have anyone who could take Riley if she happened to come the 23rd-25th.
They will only consider induction if I'm 2-3 cm already & would break my water. Wait & see if anything happens & if not after a few hours start pitocin will be started. I just think of horrific labor a when I think induction.
I'm not set on this whole plan. I had a great & easy labor with Riley and am scared that it will/may be a LOT worse with an induction. Any one have any successful stories where things went smoothly? I have no idea what to expect with an induction. I know with pitocin contractions can come on faster & stronger. I have no idea how breaking the water is. I was pretty far along & already had pain meds when my water broke on its own with Riley.
I go back next week on Thursday and will be checked then. I'll be 38 weeks 4 days. At 36 weeks 1 day I was checked but not dilated & cervix high & closed. Today was not checked but baby sounds great & is low. I've felt a lot more pressure so we're hoping that causes some change in the cervix in the 2 weeks it will be between being checked. I know really she could come early on her own but given Riley was 10 days late they said the chances are slim.