Quoting 1stTymMummy:" They are inducing me with gel, then going to break my waters if the gel has worked if no they use more ... [snip!] ... use the syntocin drip. If that doesn't work they do a c-section. They don't use any other methods of induction or drugs here"
Quoting Cat Abbott:" My friend did it, and they forced her to labor on her back with an internal fetal monitor. There was ... [snip!] ... pygmy women have 8 pound babies on average. Nobody's inducing them, telling them they can't do it, or cutting them open."I had a similar experience. Baby #2 water broke at 37+2 and 12 hours later they loaded me up with pit. Compared to my 1st (72 hour labor, 10 years prior) my second was BRUTAL! After 24 hours, 2 bags of pit, and a resident who wouldn't allow me to get out of bed, they put it an internal monitor. Best thing was my hubby sneaking me food and my birth ball. They told me I couldn't get out of bed so I brought the ball to bed with me and laid over it.
Quoting DONEEEEEE.:" They did like ALL of that for me, and I still ended up with a c-section. First they put the cervidil ... [snip!] ... water....we waited a bit & I didn't dilate so they started the pitocin & still nothing so I ended up with a c-section."
Quoting mommytomel(::" I went into labor on my own but I was stuck at 6cm for a really long time and my water had broken already ... [snip!] ... after 3 hours of crying I got my epi, smurf pitocin , I hate it I hope I can do it without pitocin next time and pain med free"
Quoting 1stTymMummy:" Sorry to hear that I also had to have a c-section my baby was stressed from the time they broke my waters ... [snip!] ... dropping and my partner and I decided it was best for them to do a c-section before our babies heartbeat dropped again."
Quoting SoftballMom3:" I was induced with all 3 of mine (2 were after water broke but no progression and the last was a medical ... [snip!] ... lay in bed....move, move, move. All of my babies were 9 to 10 lbs. Don't be scared of the size. Your body was made to do this!"
Quoting 1stTymMummy:" My baby ended up being only 7.5pounds but they thought he was 9pounds due to the size of his head...my pelvis ended up being too small 4 him 2 fit."How do they even know that, if you didn't even get to dilate fully? Glad your baby's here and healthy! But I'm certain you could have birthed him on your own, given enough time and support. I mean, obviously the caesarian was necessary for your baby once he was in distress, but the distress was caused by the induction and artificial rupture of membranes. If doctors learned to wait, this all-too-common scenario could be avoided. I just hate how doctors need to justify themselves by telling women they're inadequate. Check out Gloria LeMay's take on the issue: http://www.glorialemay.com/blog/?p=466 and http://www.glorialemay.com/blog/?p=111
Quoting IDGAF ❤:" Yea they broke my waters too & they were broken for too long with no progression. The baby & I both got infections from it smh. Which landed her in the NICU for a week "
Quoting Cat Abbott:" How do they even know that, if you didn't even get to dilate fully? Glad your baby's here and healthy! ... [snip!] ... and http://www.glorialemay.com/blog/?p=111 Anyway, congratulations on a healthy baby boy! I hope recovery is easy for you."