Induction – Day 3

After being induced on Day 1 I had to wait 24 hours for the pessary to work and on Day 2 I was told I was dilated enough to go to delivery suite to have my waters broken and that all we were waiting for was a bed.
Day 3 started with there still being no beds on delivery so my mum came in at 9am to stay with me for the day. My contractions had as good as stopped over night. They were only coming about one an hour and they were so weak I could barely tell they were happening. I was reassured that the cervix would still be open as much as it had been so my waters could still be broken and hopefully that would give me the kick start I needed. We went walking around the hospital again hoping it would bring my contractions back, but no such luck.
Another induction was booked in for 9am that day, but as soon as she was examined it was determined she didn’t need the pessary and ever waters were already ruptured so when a bed became available on delivery suite she would be the first to go. This didn’t go down particularly well with me and the girl opposite who had both been waiting about 18hours by this point. Obviously this lady’s needs were greater than ours and had we have been her we would have wanted them to do the same, but sitting in a hospital bed drives you crazy after a while!
Eventually the other lady was taken off to delivery suite and I was next in the queue again, and only a couple of hours after that, at about 17.30 I was finally told they had a bed for me on delivery suite!

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