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How does this happen and what is involved with being induced?

Hi Alex
I am a diabetic and have been told that I will be induced at either 38 or 39 weeks. How does this happen and what is involved with being induced??? Also they said that they are going to put me on drip, which I HATE the thought of having a drip(neeedle) in any part of me sticking out yuk yuk yuk. This is our first baby and the thought of going through labour with a drip in does not appeal to me at all. Are you able to tell me why they want to do this???

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, They will put a drip or a cannula in so that they have access to a vein so that they can give you medications quickly and effectively. The drip is also necessary for an induction as the artificial hormone is put through a measured drip. You will get used to the drip and probably won’t even notice it after a while. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 15 Apr 2009