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After my appointment today they wanted to admit me overnight and reassess in am for induction.
I managed to convince the dr to let me stay at home an rest all night and come back to the hospital in the morning, unless i have any symptoms overnight.
I am really really nervous about this, because I am not to into inductions. I hear they make contractions stronger, more painful, longer, and can cause stress on baby. And usually end up in C Section, specially if mother wasnt already in labor and we are starting from 'scratch'.
ough. Sometimes I wonder if it would be best to just go straight to a c section, or try the induction first????
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replied January 18th, 2008
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I would definitely go with the induction. C-sections are much harder to recover from. Good Luck tomorrow!
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replied January 18th, 2008
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TRY INDUCTION FIRST!! Sorry. I had both and I strongly feel you should try the induction before going straight to c section. My labor was horrible when I was induced with my first child but I was only 1 cm dilated and hardly anything effaced. I also had back labor because my baby was sunny side up. That was horrible. It did not end up being a c section.My baby wasn't stressed. I was but the baby was just fine. Try not to stress ( ha ha) about the induction, if you need one. It is likely that your induction will go fine and you wont need a c section. I don't know your whole story, though. What does the doctor say?

My second was a c section. I had one planned but the c section happened earlier than expected - emergency c section. I was not induced. The c section wasn't that bad the recovery was horrible. I heard later that if you have a c section when you are already in labor, it makes it that much worse. If you have a scheduled c section, then the recovery isn't as bad. Anyone have both and agree?? The recovery wasn't fun. My baby was in NICU so I wouldn't be able to hold him anyways but if he wasn't in NICU, he would have been in the nursery the first night because I was so numb and drugged up from the c section I couldn't hold him. The second day and night, I was too much in pain and could hardly get up so the story may have been the same.

With the vaginal birth, I was able to move around almost immediately. I had no problems caring for my son. It was a wonderful bonding time.

I am so glad you were able to enjoy yourself and relax as much as possible at home tonight. You will be fine. I can't wait to hear about your birth story. That is how close you are...very very close. Mama, you are there.
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replied January 18th, 2008
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Thank you ladylee and mokey girl. I will keep you posted. I am too anxious to sleep, which is really not smart, specially if I spend the day laboring tommorow.
My gut is to try the induction as well.
With your induction ladylee, did you have to have an epidural? Were the contractions super strong????
I am 37 weeks and struggling with slight hypertension. The baby is ok so far, but I think they are trying to get baby out before it affects him and me. (its already affected me, but u know what i mean), keep me out of danger.
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replied January 18th, 2008
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If you haven't left yet, GOOD LUCK!!

I'm sure you'll be ok!!

Many hospitals give you doses of Pitocin in a natural way. What I mean is they don't just load you up with pitocin. They give you a little bit at a time. So they don't stress out the baby with loads of contractions allll at once. ya know?

I'll be thinking about you and your lil one!!!

Sarah
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