Originally Posted by 50ftQueenie
I'm a little bit in shock. Just returned from my OB appointment. I'm 1cm dialated, baby is in position. She said she gives me two weeks (I'm due July 17). Then she tells me with a big grin that the last two patients she told had two weeks gave birth in the next two days.
<sigh> I really really really really don't understand why doctors (and even some midwives) say stuff like this! This is one of my biggest pregnancy pet peeves of all time and it's exactly why I won't even bother with cervix checks before labor.
In my experience, it really sets moms up for frustration and often makes them feel like a failure or that they are overdue - sometimes before she even gets to her due date! I swear 9 times out of 10 when I hear a report like this, the mom goes on 1-2 weeks PAST her due date, in utter despair.
Please, for the sake of your sanity, completely ignore predictions like this from your HCP. Don't let them set you up for a fall. Expect that you'll go beyond your due date, and then you can be happily surprised if you do happen to go a little earlier.
Most babies DO drop early in first time moms, so that doesn't mean much. And 1 cm dilation does not a ripe cervix make.
Also, with an EDD of July 17, you're only 34 weeks right now! I hope your babe gets at least 2, if not 3-4 weeks more of cookin'.