Induce labour

Hi mummies, just wanted to ask if any of you have any experience with induce labour? My doc planning to induce me at 38 weeks due to my GDM. So I was wondering if anyone can prep me and share with me the process of inducing labour and if its more painful than natural birth hehehe thank you! #firstbaby #pleasehelp

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Induce is not painful at all. I've had normal deliveries and 1 induced + membrane sweep on Feb this yr. Induce or not, the contractions is still painful lah. Really no idea why people keep saying induce is painful when it's not at all 🤷🏻‍♀️ but hey there is always epidural to help. Epidural helps to speed up the dilation fyi.

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Induction for me was inserting a pill into the vagina which on its own isn’t painful. After 4cm the dilation is pretty quick so the contractions can be quite intense, especially if your water bag needs to be broken by the gynae. But there’s always epidural to cope with the pain. Always ask for epidural before breaking your water bag!

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9mo ago

was trying to see if I can avoid taking epi! hehehe how is the process of waterbag bursting by gynae? he inserts something from the vagina too?

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Inducing is just a drip through your IV to help you dilate faster. Induced labour has been said to be more painful than natural birth though. Baby must be pretty big already?

9mo ago

last they checked baby is average weight.. but the reason they wanted to induce is because I'm taking insulin for the GDM.. so they don't want to prolong my usage of it and wait till EDD..

Ive been through induced … Actually i feel still ok just that it fasten the process of dilating

9mo ago

your pain tolerance must be high mummy!! 🤗💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻