Originally Posted by starzz
Yesterday was my 41 week midwife appointment and she said after checking me (no sweep which I am okay with) that she thinks I am going to be a 42 weeker. I had made a bit of progress going from 1cm to 2 but she just has that feeling. Funny thing. I do to and amazingly since yesterday I am okay with it. How long can 1 more week be anyways? I was totally not this way a bit ago but this resurgance of patience is so wonderful. I really really needed it.
The midwife seems to think the baby isn't applying it's head well to my cervix becasue my cervix is still very posterior and hard to reach. She had to push on the baby's but to get it's head to push the cervix down. Is that strange or what? I am going to work on positoning more like hands and knees etc and walk more to see if that helps. The baby's head is engaged but apparently not enough. She said about a -3 station. What do you guys think?
Starzz, so glad you've found some peace and patience. I think all of us still waiting need it, esp you overdue mamas
My cervix has always been pretty posterior and eventually my munchkins have made their way out. Some thoughts I had that you might try are lots of walking, and when you sit, sit in a squat. Also, walking up stairs with your feet wide apart is supposed to help settle babies in. And walking on "uneven" ground - so if you were walking along a sidewalk, walk with one foot on the sidewalk and one foot on the street (so long as that's safe!)
And one last thing - do you have a birth ball? They are supposed to really help with getting babies to settle on into the pelvis and into the right position. Sitting on mine helped my posterior baby to turn (and he has stayed turned!). They say rocking on it, or spiraling your hips while sitting on the ball helps bring babies down. HTH!