Any successes with amniotomy to induce?
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|Thu, 08-26-2010 - 4:58pm|
I'm currently 8 days overdue with my 2nd VBAC baby (first was a c-section for "large baby," second was successful VBAC at 3/4lb heavier than the first!) and I'm considering induction through an amniotomy. I've been at 5cm since Tuesday (was at 4 a week earlier) and had a bout of false labor last Friday with strong contractions 5 minutes apart that spread to 10 minutes apart overnight and until Sunday night when they stopped completely. I feel like my body is ready, but needs a little push. I was only 7 days late when I went into spontaneous labor with my 2nd, but at the hospital was put on low dose pitocin when labor stalled.
My concerns are 1. I have large babies and this one may be larger than the last (9lbs, 8oz) and 2. I had a placental abruption when dilation was complete and things got a little hairy last time so I'd like to avoid that at all costs. I just don't know if the cause of the abruption was from being post-date or from the pitocin--or it could even have been from the fertility drugs that I used which wouldn't factor in at all this time... I just don't know.