Originally Posted by pamamidwife
Being 7cm isn't, in my opinion, the same as having an anterior lip.
I still stand by my belief that anterior lips are normal and go away - it's the constant expectation by providers and always checking that make them "persistent".
Aside from malpresentations, I don't believe they're an issue at all.
I agree with this completely agree-- something that we do to measure a cervix at about 6-7 cm or so you measure what is left of the cervix instead of on the inside to see how wide it is stretched. and the last bit you feel is how much cervix is in front - if it has vanished then a woman is complete- if it is there she is 9 or 9.5 --
malpresentations feel like a sleeve to me way sooner than near complete- you feel that the head is not well applied if you aren't able to feel the sutures well the sleeve should give you a clue and moms often want to push and she should give it a try- painful then not something she should do. sometimes we have mom lay in different positions or walk briskly - lunges or stair climbing .