What were your experiences with being induced?

I need advice on what to expect and how to prepare for induction. I’m getting induced next week due to medical reasons, and I would like to hear other women’s experiences with it and things they wished they would’ve prepared for better going into it. It’s my first baby, so I’m pretty nervous about it.

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I was induced due to high BP and for me it was not a bad process at all. Just a lot of waiting around for the first 12 hours or so :upside_down_face:

I was induced and it wasnt bad at all. They gave me pitocin at 1130 that morning and I had my little girl at 930 that night

I was induced at 37 weeks. It was basically a lot of waiting. Went in Tuesday at 6am and didn’t have my daughter till Thursday at 12. My water broke Wednesday night at 11pm. After that happened the contractions were atrocious. I made it till 4 am without an epidural. Had an epidural,got some sleep. Epidural wore off by the time I had her. That part was a breeze though.

I was induced twice. Both labors 4 to 5 hours each. It was TERRIBLE.

^^^^ yup waiting. And to me it hurts alittle more. I was in labor for two days. But it’s really up to ur body and how it takes it.

I was admitted at 2pm, Oxytocin at 4pm, epidural at 5pm. Started laboring around 6ish and after a couple of pushes I delivered. No complications and went home 24 hrs later. She was born at 39 weeks and I was induced because of her size.

I had my first naturally and my second by being induced because she was overdue. Natural was much easier and less painful. I would recommend trying to have sex to induce it naturally if that is an option for you…

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Terrible lol
The contractions were out of this world for me. No epidural and IV meds didn’t help much.

Let your body do it naturally if possible!

I have 4 kids. My last little one I was induced at 10p
Had her at 1ish the next day.

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I was induced at 40 and 39 weeks. It’s not bad just a lot of waiting. You can get your epidural whenever you want. I Would recommend getting it before they break your water if you have to have it broke. To me, breaking your water hurts so bad. It’s not that bad at all.

I was induced for both my pregnancies due to the water breaking first and both times it was 13hrs labor. The only thing is it gets so boring and they say sleep but you can’t sleep so bring books or magazines or something to occupy your time. And just know if you are getting an epidural you can’t have it until the labor really gets going so be prepared for pain. Good luck!

I got induced with my son. It wasn’t bad at all. The doctors here give you the epidural if you make any change and when they went to start induction I went from a 1 to a 2. So I threw my hands up and sang eeepppiidddurrraalll lol I didn’t feel a thing the whole time. It was awesome. If your doctors have that rule where you have to be so far dilated before you can get the epi then it can suck being induced depending on your pain tolerance.

I was induced twice and each time went perfect! Had my first son in 4 hours and I had my second son in 3.

First time I was in labor for 32 hours. Second time I was in labor for 5 1/2 hours.

My first was born natural with no pain meds. Second I was induced also with no pain meds. Pain level seemed to be about the same. I went in at 730am, pitocin started at 915am, water naturally broke at 1058am, and baby was born at 1252pm. I was 100% effaced and 3cm dilated when they started the pitocin.

Went in got my epidural, got my water popped and 4 hours later my 4th came right out. It was my first induction out of all my kids and it was easy as could be. Only complaint I had was by the time she was coming out my epi was wore off I felt everything but still it was just push and over.

Induced 2x and had no problems. Just prepare to be there a while lol it was actually comforting to me to know that I’m already in the right place if baby starts coming lol

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First labor induction was easy, just alot of waiting around. I had a Foley bulb placed, cytotec to soften the cervix and then finally pitocin. It was a 20 hour process start to finish. Second induction, I was already 4cm dilated so we just did pitocin. Started pitocin at 830am, broke my water at 1030am and had baby at 1143am. Super fast delivery.

I have had been induced twice and the first time I didn’t know that in some cases they break you water so maybe expect that the other was I was pretty dam hungry so maybe try to eat a bit before going to hospital to be induced other then that it was pretty easy .

I was induced with my son (my first baby). It wasn’t bad at all. I was super excited, I had to wait 12 hours for him to be born. I had to have a C-Section though cause he was a big boy.