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Overdue and Induction at Queen Mary

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    ana_v is offline Registered User
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    Overdue and Induction at Queen Mary

    Could you ladies please share your induction experiences from Queen Mary ?

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    I was induced at 41 weeks, although they would have waited if I wanted. My cervix was not yet ready, so the first step was the prostaglandin suppository. For some women, that is enough to kickstart labour. At this stage, I was in the labour ward and my husband had to abide by visiting hours. I was free to leave the ward thpugh so we could be together if we wanted.

    When your cervix is ready, if your contractions have not yet started up properly, they'll start you on pitocin. To have pitocin, you will be moved to the delivery ward and your husband can be with you the entire time from then on. I did find that with the pitocin, I was more bed-bound than I wanted to be. With both of my deliveries at QMH, I was given pitocin and because I couldn't get comfortable, I also chose to have an epidural. I asked for it early. Both of my labours and deliveries went smoothly.

    If you have more specific questions, just ask here or PM me. All the best!!

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    I also opted for an epidural because the Picotin induction was said to caused more painful, severe contractions.
    But this is after 40 hours of pretty painless -- but also useless -- early labor.
    After that long, I had to be induced for safety reasons.
    * Note that I was at private, though.

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