WOW! Induction sounds hardcore. I was just reading about it on the wiki.
"Postdate pregnancy, i.e. if the pregnancy has gone past the 42 week mark."
"Induced labour tends to be more intense and painful for the woman, often leading to the increased use of analgesics and other pain-relieving pharmaceuticals (Vernon, 2005). This cascade of intervention has been shown to lead to an increased likelihood of caesarean section delivery for the baby. (Roberts 2000). Inductions should only be undertaken for significant medical reasons, but some feel that doctors show increasing propensity toward induction simply for personal convenience or to relieve load on hospital facilities. "[Induction] enables doctors to practice daylight obstetrics," says Dr. Marsden Wagner, a neonatologist who served for 15 years as a director of women's and children's health in industrialized countries for the World Health Organization. "It means that as a doctor, I can come in at 9 a.m., give you the pill, and by 6 p.m. I've delivered a baby and am home having dinner."
She is home now. Well kind of, yesterday she went for a 5 mile walk, then had lunch with her brother, then to the mall. So yeah, she is feeling fine. Today she is mad it is crappy out and has to work out in the gym haha
There are all kinds of different ways to induce labor, the one you described is using Pitocin, which she wants to avoid. The one they might do today is stripping or sweeping the membranes, so they separate the membranes from the uterus just a little bit to get the ball rolling.
We will know more after her afternoon appointment today.
What trip to MLT would be complete without a couple of a-holes throwing at people 50 feet in front of them? When they got pissed the thrower said "Oh didn't see you there." I guess they didn't see me watch them walk up to the tee, see the people on the hole, wait for a couple minutes, then get impatient and throw.