Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Washington state
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Add me to the list. I had the same stats at 39 1/2 weeks with my second. I hadn't had any BH or contractions at all (never did with the first either until I was in labor). My due date came and went- and a week later I was still the same.
One of the nice things about being dialated and effaced BEFORE going into labor is that you body has already done half the work and you didn't feel a thing! Some women have 4+ hours of contractions, or days of prodromal labor to get where you are.
When my babe came, though, he came fast. He came after a week of being 4 cm and 100% effaced. I took a long hike with my family trying to stimulate contractions but it didn't work. I did however, lose my mucous plug- so I guess that by the time my waters released and I had the first contraction I was probably dialated more than four cm. I only had a couple warm up contractions before I hit the transition. From the waters releasing to birth it was less than 2 hours. My body did most of the work before I went into labor and it was great.