At 36 weeks I was 3cm and 50%...I thought for sure baby was coming soon! I kept my same activity level, exercise routine, etc. By 38 wks I was just over 3cm and 70-80% effaced. DD2 came the day before my EDD. My labor started 2 days before EDD and she came not to long after midnight the day before.
I have learned that early dialation was not much of an indicator for me.
Depending on your feelings though I would feel free to call your doc anytime you feel something *MIGHT* be happening (if you are concerened about not making it) and then not feeling bad if you go in to be checked and you were wrong...Do you have a nearby doc that can check you out before you drive all that way?
Baby Aerick is here! Born at 40+6 on 5/16/10
No clue what this means for you, tho.
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he was born at 40w1d and I certinaly had a regular length labor, so not an early birth or shorter labor or anything special.
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She is my 3rd.
mama2myloves, Thanks for giving me some hope that it could be sooner rather than later! I just feel that my baby is so cramped in there and I am getting a little uncomfortable so...IDK. I figure if she runs out of room the only thing she can do is come out...hehehe!
With my DD, I didn't want cervical checks but finally consented under pressure at my 40 week visit (on my EDD). I was barely dilated (maybe fingertip?). I had DD about 30 hours later and had a 3 hour labor.
I'm not consenting to cervical checks this time around LOL.
I'd get prepared, but try to not be disappointed if you go longer than you think you might.
I HAD MY BABY!!!!
I went to my midwife appointment and luckily she checked me. I was 5cm dilated and about 80% effaced...It was snowing and like a blizzard out side. We were 45 minutes from home so my midwife asked me to stay out where she was, walk around, go to a store or something and then go to the hospital for observation. So...I did and guess what I was in labor! Everything happened all on it's own didn't need any drugs to help it along. I got to the hospital at around 5pm and had her at 11:43 on February 10th!Her name is Elinor Michelle. She weighed 6pnds and half an ounce. She was 20in long. Labor went extremely well, just like my son's birth. I am lucky and very blessed. I only had 3 pains that got a bit intense each one building til that 3rd one and with that...I was ready to push.Before that point, labor was pretty much a breeze. Nothing too intense and I was relaxed and happy. I got up into the bed and with the help of my mom and my sister holding my legs, it took 4 pushes an she was out. 13 minutes of pushing. I did end up having to have my water broke and I did get a shot of nubain after that b/c I thought the labor would get too intense to handle. I am happy I did b/c those last 3 pains and pushing her out were very intense and painful. I can only hope and pray that each of you have this kind of labor and delivery! I just got home about an hour ago but, I wanted to tell you guys all about everything that happened! When I get a few extra minutes tomorrow I will post some pictures for you all to see. I am sorry I can do it right now b/c I am anxious to share but I haven't even downloaded pics to my computer yet.
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