My reader has a few extenuating circumstances: a previous cesarean section (followed by a VBAC), which means prostaglandins are out of the question. She also has a history of malpositioned babies, so she wants to keep her bag of waters intact.
I am wondering if you have information on how to minimize intervention during an induction and tips on how to have a successful induction.I already emailed her back with some ideas. I'd like to hear from you now!
I am 42 weeks 2 days today and my OB is letting me prolong the induction for 2 more days, so I'll be 42 and 4 days. My first child was an induction at 41 weeks with the OB rupturing membranes and then Pitocin. It ended in a C- section for fetal distress. My second child was a VBAC with a spontaneous labor at 42 weeks 2 days.
Mentally I feel that 42 and 4 is as long a I can go, but I am so anxious about an induction. My OB said he could rupture my membranes and see if labor starts, but I have had poorly presented babies in the past (both posterior) and I think this third one is following suit. So I do not want my membranes ruptured; I want them kept intact as long as possible. I will be induced with Pitocin because my OB feels the cervical gel has too great of a uterine rupture risk. So my question is: what can I do to promote a successful, safe, vaginal birth with a Pitocin induction?
*Meaning a birth without cesarean section, forceps or vacuum extraction