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How do you convince your doc to induce you?

Uggg How do I convince my doc to induce me?
I have been 3 cm 90% effaced and -1 station for over a week now with cramps and backaches every day. Im not sleeping well at all. I have a headache I cannot seem to get rid of. Morning sickness and diarrhea for the last 4 days, and my hips and thighs are constantly hurting. I have pretty servere swelling every day in my ankles. I gained 8 lbs of water weight in one week and my hands constantly go numb. I am so miserable, and 37 weeks 5 days. Is ee my doc tomorrow.

How do I get them to induce me to get her out already? She has been checked and is in great condition and 7lbs, head down and ready to go. I have tried everything to get her out, but nothing is working.
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285793_tn?1330368544
You poor thing....My sister and sister inlaw were both induce with No med. reason. My sister inlaws dr. agreed to induce at 39weeks because my sister inlaw wanted her dr.and only her dr. to delivery her baby. My sister was induce at 38weeks just because she was done of being pregnancy, she just compl. about how ready she was.  But every dr. is differnet some wont induce unless you have to be. I would just express to your dr. on how you are feeling! And if he says no, ask and see if he will strip your membranes.....
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290867_tn?1333572878
Let me tell you one thing being induced is not all it is crackd up to be. I was ina Pitocin induced labor for 36 hours before I delivered my little man... It was very painful and they would not give me my epidural. I did not get my epidural until I was 6 hours from having him. Thats 30 hours of pain and no epidural... Most doctors wont induce until you are 39 weeks because of saftey... Also a lot of insurance companies wont pay for an induction earlier than the 39 th week unless medically necessary. I wish you the best of luck and keep us posted.
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202436_tn?1326477933
I don't think you can "convince" your doc to induce you.  Talk to him/her about having your membranes stripped....becuase you've already made some progress they should be able to do this AT your appt tomorrow and for MOST (not all) women it gets things going...some women it works in as little as 24 hours...for me...I wasn't dialated and barely effacing ...they stripped mine on Thursday afternoon and my son was born monday afternoon.  Try that before requesting drug intervention, it's a more natural way to kick start things.  If they do it...start walking.. a LOT...I know you are uncomfortable and everything hurts but gravity will aid in getting things going...so walk until you can't anymore...even if it's slow walking.  
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376739_tn?1317669990
Linzola, that happened with my SIL as well. They refused to give her an epidural.

I would say it's safe to be induced at 39 weeks (so just one more week). Ask your doc if he'd be willing to strip your membranes by the 39th week to see if you go into labor on your own. Some women will go into labor within 24-48 hours and others will still need further induction.

All you can do is ask!
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285896_tn?1237214827
I hate to say it...but if you have a dr like I had you can complain and complain and he/she wont do anything to induce.  My OB gave me some pain meds (very reluctantly) and some Ambien and told me to go to sleep and wait for labor to began.  I dont know if you remember my struggles but I was down right miserable once 34wks hit and every wk that I had an apptmnt I would beg to be induced but my dr stuck to his guns and at 38wks 6days I went into labor.  To this day he still can kiss my a** for making me suffer like that! LOL  Good luck, if all else fails ask him for something to help you sleep.  
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I am in need of some help...I see my OB September 21st and I need to convince him to induce my labor. He told me that I would not go past 36 weeks and he would induce me then, well I am 37 weeks am an insulin dependant diabetic, and have two other children that were both born through an induction. Please give me some tips.
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1222635_tn?1366399886
i was induced and it was an amazing experience. my labor was easy and boring ( i got my epidural at 3 cm ) and pushing lasted an hour. my water was broken and pitocin was started at 6 am and i had her at 5 pm.

i showed up at the hospital with concerns all the time. and my doctor finally decided to keep me at 38 weeks because she felt bad i had been in the hospital so much and wanted to be induced so bad. i showed up for thinking my water was broken, and for contractions, and for bleeding, and thinking i was dilated cause i checked myself and then finally i came because i had contractions 5 minutes apart and i wasn't in active labor yet but she decided to keep me overnight and induce me in the morning.

membrane sweeps are amazing: get one of those if you haven't already!! it put me into my early labor and convinced my doctor to induce me because she got my hopes up hhaa!!
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1222635_tn?1366399886
oh wow i didn't even realize this was old: thats what i get for not reading the responses before mine. ha.
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3147921_tn?1343164414
I am 37 weeks exactly, and i have been miserable since 24 weeks. I used to dance and my hips and knees are extremely screwed up from it. This is my first baby so every time i go into the hospital for pain they just chuck it up to stretching in my uterus, or that the baby is dropping. Granted I have never been in labor so I am a little bit more complainy just because its my first. However, it hurts to walk or do anything my hours were reduced but I am still miserable. I havent had a full nights sleep in about two months! I am constantly crying to get myself to finally fall asleep and walking is pure misery. Not to mention I am completely alone here! I am in the military and my boyfriend is out to sea along with all of my friends and my family is 3000 miles away. Since I am also having these difficulties my midwife says thats why I am not able to cope with things. Being is miserable, however, i facetime with my mom everyday and i talk to my boyfriend quite frequently, so I am not completely alone. She doesnt listen, then today my blood pressure was through the roof and since it cooled down within 5 HOURS, they let me go, and my midwife still refused to induce me! PLUS, the only way my mom can be here for her first grandchild and for my first child is if they induce me, because she only has a week off of work! PLEASE, someone help IDK what to do!? I am in soo much pain!!!!
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Avatar_f_tn
I am 38 weeks pregnant and i have been in the hospital 4 times and they always send me home. I am having terrible contractions and have done everything to try and get this baby out. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow and i pray to god that he decides to induce me. I am 4 cm dialated and 80% effaced so idont understand why they wouldnt do it earlier. I have been having strong but irregular contractions since i got to 36 weeks. If you have any advice how to get the ob to listen to me and know how i feel let me know
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Avatar_f_tn
I'm 38 weeks, and I've already been in the hospital twice and got sent home :( I started contracting regularly last friday night, got admitted to labor and delivery and they told me I was gonna end up having the baby, but 24 hrs later after they pumped me full of fluids and wouldn't let me walk because technically I was still "pre-term" the contractions slowed and so did my dilating, so they sent me home.  2 days later, I was up all night in labor again, lost my plug, went to the hospital AGAIN, but no change, I've been stuck at 2 cm 85% effaced for the last week.  They gave me a shot of morphine when I was at the hospital,which I was reluctant to take, and all that did was make me sicker than a dog all day, my doctor said she won't induce till 39 weeks so I have been trying to think of ANY medical reason to give her to induce me now, she said if I can start dilating again she'll just help me along, but she won't start the labor herself, so my husband and I have tried EVERYTHING to get this labor going...anyone that's gotten their doc to induce before 39 weeks???
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Avatar_f_tn
8lbs in one week is not good!!!! Does your Doctor know about this? I have read if you gain more than 4 lbs in a week that you can have preclampsia. Let your Dr. know about the weight gain!
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Avatar_f_tn
Haha I didn't realize the original post was so old and I was responding to it!
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Avatar_f_tn
Being induced is not fun!! the petocin makes your contractions very strong and hurt even worse. When you  try to make the baby come before it is ready it makes for a long and painful birth. Just keep that in mind!
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Avatar_m_tn
That's not true. I was induced at 37 wks 5 days with my first and it was the best experience. I was open minded to an epidural but only ended up needing the gas. When the "full on" contractions started it was three hours til she was out.
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what made them induce you im 38 weeks and two days and in so much pain go to the doctor tomorrow want to get induced but doubt my doctor will let me
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4538600_tn?1360354351
Ya how did you get your doctor to induce you?
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Avatar_f_tn
i found out at 37+4 with my 2nd that i was dilated to a three she offered to send md to the hospital and break my water i asked if we could do it the next day and she said yes so the next morning 37+5 she broke my water and i had her 70 mins later! i dont see why they wont!! at least strip membranes or something!
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5429759_tn?1367853735
Hi, I'm 38 weeks and 2 days pregnant with my first! Im ridicuously fed up and want my baby NOW! I have a midwife appointment on Friday which will make me 39 weeks pregnant, So do you think they will agree to induce me! I'm in so much pain!
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im 37 weeks , i want everything done and over with . i have a appointment on tuesday im 3c.m dilated already but the doctors keep sending me home . i have terrible terrible !!!! headaches everyday and sharp pains shooting down my right leg everyday to the point it makes me cry . i want to ask my doctor to give me pitocin but i think she wont . cant they induce me at 38 weeks . its time they take him out!!! somebody pls give me advice
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