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Successful Induction? You decide....

I will let you ladies decide for yourselves if this counts as an induction or not.

This was my second baby. I had IUGR and since the baby hadn't grown much in 2 weeks my Dr decided to induce me 2 days before my due date. Monday I was at 3cm and 90% at my appointment. Scheduled induction for Tuesday morning. When I got to the hospital they hooked all the monitors up and I was already contracting every 3-4 minutes on my own although i didn't really feel them.  The doctor comes in and checks me and says I'm a good 3Cm, maybe closer to 4 and 100% but from the monitors the baby isn't handling contractions well (her heart rate kept dropping) SO they started the antibiotics (I was GBS +) and kept monitoring us as well as gave me oxygen. The Dr warned us that a C-section may happen as much as he didn't want to the baby's health was his main concern. A few hours later the DR checks me again and I'm at 4cm. At this point its 10am and I get my epidural. They decide to start the pitocin to see how baby handles it since she'd been fairly stable the last hour. Well I started contracting every 1 1/2 minutes and the baby did not react well at all! They turned off the pitocin and the doctor came back in to check me, talking about a C-section again. He checks me and says "well you're at 5! so lets give it a little while longer and see what happens"  20 Minutes later the nurse checks me and i'm at 8CM. So she said if you feel pressure let us know we're going to set up for delivery. Not 3 seconds after she shut the door I felt the baby make a huge movement and INTENSE pressure during a contraction. So the doctor is called and it was very hard waiting the 10 minutes for him to get back without pushing! 4 pushes and 10 minutes after the doctor got back baby Kaylee was born at 5lbs 12oz and 20.5 inches. I had a 2nd degree tear and baby's cord was wrapped around her chest pretty tightly which is why they think she didn't tolerate the contractions well. She was healthy and happy, and is growing fantastically now!

So the nurses think I may have been in early labor that morning on my own. They kept joking that all i needed was to smell the pitocin!


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