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Originally Posted by Pepper
Both of my previous pregnancies were more stressful for me in the final weeks because I just *lived* for news on the status of my cervix. It made waiting so much harder and I felt foolishly disappointed if I hadn't made any "progress" since the week prior.
Originally Posted by dynamohumm6
With Sam, it was December 23 that my OB proclaimed me to be between 2 & 3 cm, and 75% effaced, and "well, looks like you're having a christmas baby...I'm on call tonight..." etc etc.
Samantha was born January 18th.
I spent almost an entire month thinking I was having a baby at any minute. It was so stressful, and so unnecessary, and so pointless for her to have told me that, especially as a first time mom that was just DYING to meet her baby.
What did I learn from that?
Being dilated means NOTHING for me unless I'm actively in labor.
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