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I want to be induced to get pain meds in time, my last labour was only 2 1/2 hours long

Hi Alex,
Just a question regarding delivering my 4th Bub. I wanted to be induced to receive pain meds in time b/c my last labour was only 2 1/2 hours long. However b/c I`ve had a cesarean with my second child the doc has refused to induce me. Could you please let me know if the contraction strength is much different in such a short labour compared to induction?

Would you reccomend self-induced labour?
Thank you for your time.
Rebecca

Sarah...
Answer: Hi Rebecca, The risks of complications are far higher in births that are induced or in a caesarean birth. It is always better for mother and baby to have labour occur naturally. An induced labour in someone that usually has fast labours can be very fast indeed so it is really not recommended. A quick labour can be quite distressing but if you are prepared and ready to try to use lots of hot water and movement during labour it can be easier to cope. Talk to your carers about what options you may be able to try for pain relief. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 15 Apr 2009