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Old 09-06-2006, 02:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Well, today I went to an u/s school to get a free 3D u/s. It was very informative. My baby is right on target. He is also very, very low, I almost got a vagina u/s
They did find me to be at 3 cm dilated. I already called my midwife to find out about things I can do to keep this baby inside until 10/18, which is when I turn 37 weeks.
I will be taking it easy and drinking lots of fluids. If you girls got any other ideas let me know.
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Well, today I went to an u/s school to get a free 3D u/s. It was very informative. My baby is right on target. He is also very, very low, I almost got a vagina u/s
They did find me to be at 3 cm dilated. I already called my midwife to find out about things I can do to keep this baby inside until 10/18, which is when I turn 37 weeks.
I will be taking it easy and drinking lots of fluids. If you girls got any other ideas let me know.
Here are 2 photos of Matthew.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b5...tthew/Face.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b5...thew/face2.jpg
I was dilated to two for the last 6 weeks I was pregnant with DD#1. It could have been longer, that is just when they checked. Dilating a bit early doesn't necessarily mean pre-term labor. I hope all is well when your midwife checks you.

I am carrying this baby pretty low as well. I haven't had a single rib kick yet. I just keep thinking, maybe it's too early.
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how far along are you? i was also dialated to 2 for weeks before kieran was born (at 37 weeks) so it doesn't mean you'll go preterm. i wasn't checked until my midwife arrived for the birth with my second, so i don't know if i was dialated early, but i bet i was since my birth was so fast.
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Thank you all, I did ask at the hb board and all them said not to worry about it. I guess I will just be taking it easy from now on and hope for a fast delivery after 10/18

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wah - can't see the pics, it's says they've been deleted or moved.

I agree with the others, it's entirely possible that you're just one of those women who dilates early and walks around that way for quite some time

But, practical ideas to keep baby in if you're worried - slow down, way down. Before I was put on strict bedrest, we were doing "modified bedrest" which is 2 hours off your feet in the morning, afternoon and evening. Even if you can swing two hours off your feet twice a day, it would be good for your body to get that rest. Stay super hydrated (dehydration can cause contractions and preterm issues) And, pelvic rest - AKA, no sex, LOL! Prostaglandins in semen can help your cervix along if it's ready, so if you're worried, avoiding that help would be wise
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I fixed the links, sorry

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I walked around dilated with dd for months, she was born at 38 weeks. This time I not having any vaginal exams but I know I've been dilating for quite some time now. I lost my mucous plug at 25 weeks so I really don't want to know what's going on down there.

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Those photos are just UNREAL! How amazing to 'see' your baby like that.

Hoping that all goes well for you... and that your baby takes the advice of the pp's and hangs out in there just fine.

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