Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Those Who Have Been Induced...
I am wondering for those of you who have been induced, how over sue were you before they chose to induce?
I was due yesterday, June 20, and there is no sign of baby coming. This is my second child, and my first was born on his due date. I have a Dr appointment tomorrow afternoon and was wondering if you think my Dr will decide on an induction date. I sure hope she does, because I see her every Monday, and if we wait till my following appointment, I would be 9 days over due. So do you think they will choose an induction date?
Cancel
12 Answers
Page 1 of 1
487124 tn?1256658149
well   i have been  induced all three  times the frist was because my daughter  was over due i  went a week past my  due date. With my  son  i was induced on my due date do to me  having  pneumonia and  elvated bp and  with my last one  iwas induced two weeks early  due to my  elvated bp and  questionable baby  size they though she was to big.     I think thew  rule is a week  at least that was with my doc. Every doctor is  different  sometimes it  depends on how busy the  L&D  ward is  at the hospital  u are delivering at. Good luck hopefully  she  will send  for an induction tomorrow
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
719902 tn?1334168783
I was induced with my first bc I was one week overdue and no sign of lanor beginning.  They were planning to wait until I was 9 days o/d, but an u/s at my appt revealed that the amniotic fluid was getting low, so they induced that day.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Some women are induced by their due date, others wait 2 weeks because they want their baby to come when they're ready.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Well I hope my Dr decides to set a date. I could not imagine another 2 weeks! My ribs feel like I have been drop kicked 1000 times. So hopefully my Dr will set a date for next week... fingers crossed!!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
916412 tn?1361204986
i was 11 days over due but that was 10 years ago.   you could see if thay could strip your bag of waters i heard that helps
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
202436 tn?1326477933
With my last one (#5) I was induced ON my due date.  Becuase I had been pregnant numerous times they had expected me to go sooner...and I was miserable..not sleeping, throwing up, couldn't eat, my hips got HORRIBLE pains, couldn't get comfortable.

Now as Scorpiogirl said you can ask that they strip your membranes....it's relevatively painless...pretty uncomfortable...but it work for me wtih #4....had them stripped on Thursday, he was born monday  7 days before his due date.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I was induced a week early due to mild preeclampsia.  I kind of wish I was able to wait for everything to happen naturally, but I was having rapid weight gain, swelling and incrasing blood pressure so they didn't want to take a chance.  Some women have different experiences with being induced.  For me, the induction started at 6am and I was fuly dilated by 128pm and had her naturally at 328pm.  A friend of mine was also induced at 6am and her daughter by 1030am.  I think your doctor shoudl respect your wishes.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
316024 tn?1248903426
I agree with KM604, the doctors should respect ur wishes... I had my daughter on her due date and was induced.  I had very high BP and the night before couldn't breathe due to acid reflux.  Was very scary and they had to do what they had to do.  I wish I wasn't induced and for her to come when she was ready. I was induced on the 10th at 1pm and had her the next day the 11th at 6:53pm...Was a very long labor!  The baby will be here soon...be patient :)
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I have to disagree- a doctor should do what is medically necessary, not respect your wishes due to be uncomfortable. If you have a medically necessary reason to be induced then obviously they'll set that up. They won't induce you "just because". Their priority is to make sure you and baby are safe. Inductions have a high rate of emergency c-sections.

I would start off as naturally as possible. Have them strip your membranes (if you're dilated). This caused me to give birth to each of my daughters (two separate pregnancies) within 24 hours. After they strip your membranes they should let you walk and move and try to get your body to dilate on its own.

And then they should break your water. I would hold off on Pitocin as long as possible. In fact I have read so many awful things about it, from L&D nurses, that I want to avoid it completely this birth.

Good luck!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
316024 tn?1248903426
Trust me being induced is no fun!!!  Here in Canada, they will not do it unless medically necessary.  I agree with that 100% Go for walks, membranes swept etc... like I said before the baby will be here very soon.  :)
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
730826 tn?1317946934
My mom was pregnant with me for 10 months! Thats when they induced her. Surprisingly I wasnt really heavy. 8 ponds ish.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
464067 tn?1297302032
i was induced with my 3rd i was 12 days over not by my own choice my doctors refused to induce me until i was 42 weeks i hope your baby comes on its own i hated being induced
good luck x
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
2020005 tn?1472427714
Blank
KeeLolo, and KTowne commented on KeeLolo's status
14 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1472427714
Blank
KTowne commented on Belle313's status
Sep 29
2020005 tn?1472427714
Blank
KTowne 26 weeks, feeling blessed a... Comment
Sep 29
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
9442948 tn?1406820051
Blank
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
Collage Place, WA
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
6470732 tn?1439559892
Blank
Corning, NY
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
Royal Oak, MI
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources