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#1 of 44 Old 02-21-2008, 10:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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If you know, how far dilated are you? I was 1-2 cm last week and today I'm 3-4 and 50% effaced. My doc thinks we'll be welcoming our LO within a week. Yikes!

I'm excited, nervous, everything. Anyone else dilating and on pins and needles?!
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On Monday I was 4cm, zero station with a bulging bag of waters. I CANNOT go into labor until Saturday night. NO LABOR VIBES FOR ME!!!

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no idea! But man my pelvis is creaky these days!!!
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I was 1 cm and 50-80% last OB appointment. I keep trying to check myslef, but my cervix is still too posterior.
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no idea! But man my pelvis is creaky these days!!!
Yeah, and my butt hurts!

I can't tell but I'm VERY squishy and I think a little open (don't know how much), but I don't care. I'm pretty sure the little one will be here in another 2 weeks. We'll see.

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Just had my 39 wk check today and I'm 1cm. I was super thrilled cause I've been having contractions like crazy and massive pelvic discomfort. Kinda feels all worth it!
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1cm at my 35 week appt and cervix still very thick.

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2-2.5 cm at my 35 week check. My cervix is thinning, and we want the little man to hang out at least a couple more weeks, so I'm trying to take it easy!
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Just got checked tonight. Around 1-2 dilated (hard for her to tell because baby's head is so low) 70% and very very soft.

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I'm not. Not at all. My cervix is closed and hard. Babe is way up in my ribs.

My MW said, "She hasn't even thought about coming down into your pelvis yet has she?"

I'm 38wks 4 days.

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I asked my Dr. to check me on Tuesday and she declined. I wish I knew how dilated I was or if my cervix was changing, just to give me a slight idea of when I might meet this baby!
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Do you always begin conversations this way?

I don't imagine I'm dilated at all yet--at least I hope not, I'm only 36 weeks. But how would I know? I don't think my midwife's planning to do any internal exams until I'm in labour, and I wouldn't have a clue how to do one on myself. Is it important? Does it matter?

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As of tuesday, not at all! I've been about 50% effaced for the last week and a half, but nothing else happening. I'm 39 weeks.
Which today is fine, as there's a snowstorm and I didn't put the car in the garage.

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On Wed. I was 3 cm and about 50%. Midwife said she could feel the bag of waters. Not sure of station or anything.

I'm ready anytime....(although Sunday would be my ideal day, today it is a snowing (not a huge storm, but enough that I would *prefer* to wait), and Sunday just seems like a nice, holy, good day to be born on.

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I'm not doing internal exams. I just don't see the point--they honestly don't tell you anything useful (loads of mamas walk around for weeks at 3cm and 50% effaced), and just increase the risk of infection, ROM, etc etc. I'm not planning to do any until (MAYBE) I feel like pushing...maybe not even then.

That said, boy--do I feel ready?! Seriously.

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I was 3 cm, 50% effaced yesterday at my 36 week appt. I cannot go into labor until Saturday for my midwife to keep me!
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37 weeks and NADA!!!!
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Sunday just seems like a nice, holy, good day to be born on.
"the child that is born on the Sabbath day
is bonny and blythe, good and gay."

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I am 3 cm! 80% effaced, head at +2 station.
I thought for sure I would have had this baby 3 weeks ago! The OB gave me the induction talk already. I am thinking, is this a due date, or an ULTIMATIUM...
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I am 3 cm! 80% effaced, head at +2 station.
I thought for sure I would have had this baby 3 weeks ago! The OB gave me the induction talk already. I am thinking, is this a due date, or an ULTIMATIUM...
Goodness! You've got over a week until your EDD, and three weeks until the baby is "overdue"! Don't let your OB push you around, mama! Like other moms have mentioned, you could walk around at 3cm for a while, or your baby could be here tomorrow. Nature will take it's course....

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No pitocin here, that is for sure. And how do they even figure out due dates, from an ultrasound.
I know conception date was June 14th, so that could put me as late as March 6th. So in my mind, that is when I will start to negotiate my choices.

Has anyone ever decided to do things there own way and the baby started to deplete nutrients?
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I'm not planning on doing cervical checks generally, but since the MW was already up in there for the GBS test yesterday at 36 weeks, I told her to go ahead and see what she felt. No dilation really--she said a "dimple," but the cervix is very soft. I actually don't want anything to move along that fast--I have an appointment for an external version on Wednesday, so he'd better not try anything until then!

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Monday at almost 36w head was really low, cervix was 20% effaced, totally closed, firm, and posterior! Things have been this way for 6 weeks!

Do you think that means anything about anything at this point? Except that I probably won't deliver in the next week or so? Midwife gave me the go-ahead to do "anything I want" (this is after weeks of bedrest) - it's OK if I want to start ripening my cervix I guess? :
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I haven't had any checks done by anyone but me so far.

I'm REALLY soft, about 50% effaced and at about 1-2 centimetres. I just checked myself out of curiousity. Baby's head is SUPER low, I could feel it "around" my cervix.

We'll see!


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At my check on Wednesday I was 4cm dilated and 70% effaced. She said the baby was at about -2, which is normal for mamas who have had kids before. She said that babies don't usually go down very far until you are in actual labor. She is certainly pushing on my pelvic bones though, cause man do they hurt!! Especially when I am walking. I am in serious pain right now because i just spent the morning vacuuming and mopping the house! I wish she would come soon! I'll be 39 weeks tomorrow!

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I'm 38 weeks today and was 1cm and 50% effaced, baby at -2. Very normal for this stage I fully expect to go past my due date and that's okay with me (and thankfully with the OB!)
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2 weeks ago I was 34 weeks and was completely closed. The doc did not mention anything about effacement % or position, but said that I was soft. At least I won't be having any contractions on a hard cervix. I'm 36 weeks now and it would be nice to get some dilation out of the way before actual labor begins. I'm getting the GBS swab done Monday, so hopefully she will let me know what my status is then.
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I didn't realize they checked people at 34-37 weeks. I'm 38 weeks today and didn't go to my appointment. There was just too much snow to risk driving out there. My appt is on Monday now and I don't know if I'll bother getting checked. Knowing that info didn't make a darn bit of difference in the last 3 pregnancies, so it really doesn't make a difference to know.

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I haven't had anyone look at me my whole pregnancy, since the initial visit. They just don't do it routinely.

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I didn't realize they checked people at 34-37 weeks. I'm 38 weeks today and didn't go to my appointment.
It just depends on your doctor/mw. Mine doesn't start checking until 38 weeks. The NP checked me at 36 just because she was doing my GBS.
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