I had a catheter when I was induced it wasn't too uncomfortable, if it is causing you pain or discomfort can you ask them to put it in again? Or like other people have said perhaps request another type that is less irritable (the words they will prob use not you ;)). How far along in the induction are you? I didn't get the catheter until I was well under way which took 3 days. I hope you are OK inductions can be hard (not always) but anyway they can make this easier on you they should be helping. Good luck hopefully won't be long till you meet your bundle of joy x x
i just had three catheters in and out ( and only 18 weeks grr). Anyhoo, i've done a lot of reading and one of the reasons they can hurt is if they've not been put in fully before being inflated.
if you can pee other ways they no one can force you to have it. they may say risk of infection of taking it out and doing it again, but if it's unbearable then you can't put up with that. there's risk of infection with many things to do with birth and waterworks and you can always have antibiotics if you get a UTI. i just did.
dated I had a painful catheter when induced (for my epidural) ... tell them that it hurts!! I had to have it taken out and put back in (by someone better!) There may be some pain relief you can have as well. I know it's awful though , hope it's going better now.
Dated, how severe is your pre-eclampsia? It must be horrible for you, but they honestly wouldn't catheterise unless there was a sound reason. Women with PE can get very ill, so they will be wanting to protect you by being totally aware of how well you are while they induce you.
Do you have anyone with you? If so get them talking for you that's their job if not. Ask why you need it, what alternatives there are, what are the risks, and if you can have it out and review it again in an hour.
Don't be scared. If you feel like they are not listening to you ask if you can speak to someone else.
I had a very painful catheter when in labour with DS. It turned out they'd used a latex one despite my notes being covered with latex allergy stickers. May be worth checking if that is your issue? Good luck!