I have been amazed lately at the amount of ‘people I know’ who have elective inductions. I wouldn’t wish an induction on my worst enemy. I think way too many people like the idea of the convince of having a ‘planned’ delivery, however, if mother nature intended it to be that way, it’d already be that way. My story is simply to open up the eyes of the undereducated when it comes to inductions and what it really means for you and baby (and all the stuff the doctor doesn’t tell you!). And don’t worry, I’ll spare you all the gooey details and keep it very clean so everyone can take something from my story.
At 37 weeks, due to medical complications I was induced with my first pregnancy. I was a first time mom and although I was new to the delivery world I was not new to google (and mom support groups). I went to all my doctor appointments knowing “everything”. My complications had been lingering since about 25 weeks gestation and the word induction had been tossed around very early on so I had been doing a lot of research. I went to my 37 week OB appointment and never ended up leaving. Due to my high blood pressure (caused by pre-eclampsia) my doctor had me sent into Labor and Delivery and have my induction started. I was exactly 37 weeks when we started my induction that afternoon, around noon. My doctor promised me we’d have a baby by midnight! My husband and I were going through so many different emotions. He rushed home to pick up our bags while I got all set up for our induction! They let me have a little lunch and we were off!
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