This is a discussion on If there is no dilation, can induced still be done? within the Third Trimester forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Originally Posted by CanCanMum i was induced without any dilation at 38 weeks 2 days They will insert the dilation ...
i told hubby i 98% sure will take epidural cos i dont't want to traumatise myself in case we have no. 2 cos hubby die die wanna have more than 1 kid.
btw, doctor might wanna induce me on 21st, by then i'm only 37wk 2days.. worried that the induction is not successful..
how many of you ladies successfully induced at 37weeks???
i meant as in IF got number 2, i wanna give birth relaxed and painless and i can sleep while waiting for contractions, so relieved rite?
Hi ladies...Seems like my blood pressure is acting up again.Just went for my check up today,had a blood test done and gynae found that the uric acid level has gone up.I dont know what that means but since baby is already mature (and big enuff @ 3.4kg..!!),induction is the best option for me.
I will be induced this coming Sunday,the 22nd Nov..Will be seeing my gynae on the Saturday coz he wants to check if my cervix has ripen.If it is,then i will be admitted and the induction will start.Expecting a long labour so most probably i will deliver on Sunday.Me and hubby purposely chose the 22nd coz its my dearest mother in law's birthday...!! So wish me luck ladies..!!
my boy will be induced on 22nd too by then im 37wk3days and the baby weigh 3.2kg when checked yesterday.. my cervix already 2.5cm open so i really hope my labor wont take so long and no need for c-section!!
crossing fingers my waterbag wont break this few days cos 22nd is a chosen and special to me and hubby..
check with you ladies... if go thru induction, but unsuccessful then gotta go thru c-sect... are we going to for both natural and c-sect expenses? And for induction, some went thru once, some twice before sucessful, the charge 2x induction cost?
my edd on coming monday.. doc schedule to see me on wed if i still dont't have any signs of labour and will be checking if my cervix is ready for induction. wish me good luck. I hope baby will be born soon.. cos my gynae going on leave from next sun... if not will be delivered by another doc. sigh..
woofy55 : yup you r rite. IF induction fails then go thru c-sect needs to pay for both.
induced birth is not expensive....less then $1k i rem. Becoz the bulk of the cost comes from Epidural, if you r taking it.
ok i digged out my Kandang Kerbau Hospital bill (22.09.2005) - after Govt Grant
Ward B1 = 2 days @ $163.60 = $327.20
Daily treatment fee = $102.20
Laboratory Investigations = $52
Specialised Investigations = 79.50
DELIVERY CHARGES = $620.40
Delivery Suite Charges - Delivered = $436.00
Drugs/Prescriptions/Injections = $100.96
Ward Procedures = $113.00
Consumables = $94.05
Other procedures = $56.50
Miscellaneous - Non treatment related = $12.50
Total Govt Grant -424.19
Total after GST = $2094.02
Total include Antenatal Claim = $2854.73 (Antenatal claim = $760.71)
I paid $1020 cash upon admission (gst 5%)
$1875 = deduct from medisave
$760.71 = also deduct from medisave under antenatal package
So the balance was refunded in cheque to me $800.98
Funny , the calculations? They put everything in and then deduct from medisave
Mine was induced (pills) plus oxytocin Drip.
Delivery by natural with forceps without Epidural.
Last edited by CanCanMum; 27-11-2009 at 06:11 AM.
cancanmum and honeylicious - thanks.. I'll be delivering in Thomson Medical Center.. will use yrs as a reference. Now i thought of another qns, that is:
Ok, let's say i go thru inducing and w/o epidural - but wasn't successful and gotta go thru emergency c-sect. In this case, since i didn't take epidural, the c-sect i go thru will need me to be knockout totally and not able to witness my baby 1st cry and hubby won't be able to be beside me too right? Unless I had epidural - c-sect can be done while I'm conscious and hubby beside me?
you r right if by the time they need to do emergency c-sect n you r not on epidural you will be under ga. but i think your hubby can still be there.
Some natural ways to induce is walking up the stairs.. i walked up 7 flight of stairs on the day i was to be induced (38 weeks) I wasnt dilated on the day before. When I checked into delivery suite to be dilated (using prostaglandin tablet to be inserted into cervix for softening) my gynae said i was already 2-3cm dilated.. so did not use the tablet at all (saved me $70 over bucks) hehe
THt was midnight... thn he asked if I wud like to deliver later around 7am instead i said ok.. by next morning 7am, i was already 3-4 cm dilated.. thn he proceeded to burst water bag ( another way to induce birth but must be at least 2-3 cm dilated) then the contractions will come quite fast...
at around 9am, he put me on oxytocin drip to hasten , i took my epidural around 7-8 cm dilation .. thn less thn 1.5 hour on epidural my baby cum out di.. if i know so fast i wunt even take epi...
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love" 1 Cor 13:13"
My gynae made an exception for hubby to go in with me (but cannot take photogragh) cos she said for KK's practice won't allow hubby to be in for emergency c-sect with epi...for normal scheduled c-sect w/epi then husband allow to be in. So better check with your gynae for Thomson Medical Center's practice.
Just my personal point of view, would advise you to take c-sect with epidural *touch wood*(hope you dont't need to go thru c-sect and even induction, baby just pop out on his own wish), cos you will be able to hear your baby's first cry & you can feel your hubby's support, that was the most beautiful melody you will never forget in your life...I couldn't control my tear when i heard my baby's loud wail in the operation theatre.
So enjoy your last period of pregnancy journey, once the baby is out, you will have sleepless night, hehe...Best of luck in your labour, when the time comes, it will happen too fast that you won't realise you are a mother already (I still cannot believe i have a baby now!!)
oh oh.. 1 more qns... let's say i didn't opt for induction and allow my baby to stay inside until he's ready and my gynae's partner deliver for me (cos my gynae going on leave on sun). In such circumstances, anyone know if there's a difference between the doctor fees that i'll be paying?
Last edited by woofy55; 28-11-2009 at 06:02 PM.
Hi woofy, my induction was without epi, i only took epi for the c-sect. As my amniotic fluid was low, that's why gynae suggested induction...but unfortunately my cervix was not dilated so no choice has to go for emergency c-sect. Epi was injected at my spine & it took about 5mins before i couldn't feel anything below my chest. But i was conscious thru out the whole c-sect which lasted half an hour. My gynae discovered my right ovary had 2 cysts and becos i wasn't under GA so she could seek my permission to remove them.
Yup if go thru inducing fail you will have to go c-sect. Cos my inducing was unsuccessful and go for emergency c-sect. Actually you can opt for half conscious so that you can see your hubby beside you and can hear your baby 1st cry and can see your baby. I was also opt for half conscious cos i dont want to miss my baby 1st cry.. C-sect will take less than half an hr then can see your baby ald....
last night.. i started to feel uncomfy from my back to front - i thot, ho-sey-! Asked so much questions, but baby coming soon! starting from about 10.20pm... till 12mn... i dont't feel comfy then decided to lie down and observe. but slowly - the uncomfy disappeared... my baby bluffed me? or that's the beginning of contractions?? so disappointing....
Some pple would have 'symptoms/discomfort' over a period of days/weeks before the actual labour kicks in whilst others are 'chop chop' once the symptoms kicks, everything else follows suit very quickly. BUT it is definitely sure signs of your impending delivery~
Look forward to it and enjoy the process