Do Induced Deliveries Hurt More Than “Natural” Deliveries? MFMs Weigh In

By Abi Berwager Schreier, December 22, 2017

I recently found out from my maternal fetal medicine doctor that unless I want to give birth without any drugs, I’ll probably need to be induced at 39 weeks because of the Lovenox injections I take daily. Lovenox is a blood thinner, so if I go into labor after my shot, I have to wait 12 hours before an epidural. No, thank you. Shout out to all of you going without, but to be honest, I don’t even want to be in the room. I’m that terrified. Then I began to wonder, do induced deliveries hurt more than “natural” deliveries? “Natural” meaning when you go into labor without help — even though we all know that every labor is natural.

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