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post #41 of 49

I had a full week of prodromal labor and when I got to the hospital I was 5 cm already. Labor was 2 hours total from that time, and the real pain didn't start until transition. Even though all the prodromal crap made me crazy, I think it helped make my labor what it was... and if that's the case, it was totally worth it. 

 

I hope your babies come soon and labor fast, but tolerable!!

post #42 of 49
Also due tomorrow. Right now all is quiet. I'm nearly 5 cm already. I feel 2 weeks overdue, though, since this is way longer than usual.
post #43 of 49
I lost another huge piece of bloody plug today. I couldn't believe it. This is the third time in 2 weeks I have lost a 1" long, thick, bloody chunk. This thing seems to go on forever! Baby has been pushing down pretty good the last 2-3 days, enough that i can feel her pulsing my crotch, but doesn't seem to coordinate it with any contractions. I'm still feeling pretty comfortable but now tonight it feels like I have to pee and poop but cant do either. I'm just hoping to get some good sleep the next few nights because my prediction is that she will be here by Wednesday.
post #44 of 49
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I lost another huge piece of bloody plug today. I couldn't believe it. This is the third time in 2 weeks I have lost a 1" long, thick, bloody chunk. This thing seems to go on forever! Baby has been pushing down pretty good the last 2-3 days, enough that i can feel her pulsing my crotch, but doesn't seem to coordinate it with any contractions. I'm still feeling pretty comfortable but now tonight it feels like I have to pee and poop but cant do either. I'm just hoping to get some good sleep the next few nights because my prediction is that she will be here by Wednesday.

That is how I was! I am used to losing my plug early on, but this was my first pg where I had actual bloody (red) show and it went on and on for weeks! Frustrating!
post #45 of 49

Okay so I'm 41 weeks now.  Had a surprise visit from my midwives since they were in the area and found out I'm just barely starting to dilate.  So at 39 weeks I was 30-40% effaced, at 40 weeks I was 50% effaced and now I'm sitting at about 60% effaced and she couldn't quite get a finger through my cervix but could tell it was opening a little.  

 

So does anyone have an idea how common it is to go into labor without being dilated or with very little dilation?  I've been getting strong contractions and they have increased in frequency quite a bit the past two days and always come with period like cramps now but I can't believe I'm not dilated yet!  She did say he was very low in my pelvis though and he feels very low.  Talked to my mother and she says her labors started out of nowhere with her water breaking so I'm kind of expecting that to happen with me.  But she doesn't know when she started dilating.  I can't seem to find any statistics on how common it is for labor to start without dilation.  And I wonder if it would be longer or more difficult that way.. if any of you have any info that might help I would greatly appreciate it.  I feel like I will be pregnant forever.

 

Good luck everyone still waiting like me.  Hope we will all get our little ones soon... 

post #46 of 49

Kate, I really feel for you. I also feel like I am pregnant forever. I am 40 wks today. I am having the opposite experience, though. I was 3cm, 70% effaced just prior to 36 weeks and for the last couple of weeks, I've been 4-5 cm and between 75-90% effaced... and...nothing....

post #47 of 49

Kate- I wasnt dilated at all with my 2nd baby until labor started. One week prior to this birth I know I wasnt dilated (at 40 wks) and I am willing to bet I didnt start dilating until labor started. I never lost a plug or had bloody show either.

post #48 of 49

That's good to hear maybe that will happen for me.  No plug here yet either.  Thanks for replying.

post #49 of 49

Kate- No problem! It's funny because I assumed that if you dilate you have to lose a plug. I guess that's not true. Or maybe I lost it and didn't know it. When I was in active labor I was questioning whether or not I was actually in labor because I wasn't having any blood or plug or anything. I was completely dry. When I got to the hospital and they told me I was 5cm, I cried. I was so sure I was going to be 0-1cm just because I hadn't seen anything come out. In fact, nothing came out at all until my water broke. My daughter was born 10 minutes later :) Be consoled by the fact that you are effaced, because that is just as important.

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