April 2013 Moms

Induction Update

I came into the hospital last night at 7pm for an induction. After getting one dose of cervadil, my contractions were coming strong and frequent so they switched me over to pitocin. By this morning I was still barely dilated and my contractions would be steady for awhile and then drop off. My doctor came in to see me again tonight and I was dilated to 2 and 70% effaced. She gave me the options of stopping and going home to see how things progressed on their own, go home for the night and come back to restart induction tomorrow, continue on with the path we were on, or stay at the hospital but take a break, eat some dinner, take a shower and restart. We chose to take a short break and then restart. The hope is that my contractions die down enough that I can do another dose of cervadil to get my cervix more dilated. 

 

The good news is baby is doing well and is not in distress at all. Bad news is I'm getting so frustrated with my body. I know that everything will happen in due time but I just can't wait to meet our little girl. We just took a loop around the L&D floor and took a peek in the nursery. Gotta keep my eye on the prize! 

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