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#31 of 36 Old 10-28-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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saw my OB today, and I'm still not dilated at all. I am 40 weeks tomorrow. I talked him into waiting to schedule an induction, but he did schedule me for a sono and NST next weds to check the baby. All of a sudden I'm not so impatient to hold my baby- my dog has a nasty ear infection, and I want to get her well before I go in. The OB laughed until I told him my mutt weighs 155 pounds, and I doubt anyone else will clean her ear daily if I am busy in the hospital having a baby...then he said he thought I could wait another week! heh!

He mentioned that I have scar tissue on my cervix he thinks may be keeping it from dilating. Has anybody else here run into this? I had a conization of my cervix 13 years ago to remove pre-cancerous cells, and have had no issues ever since.
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i was checked at 40wks and was also neither dilated nor effaced, no history of cervical scarring either. i'm trying not to stress about it, but i feel like i'm up against the wall a bit
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I've been googling it- and not liking what I'm reading! Conizations TRIPLE my risk of having a c-section! and the scarring can prolong labor. ick...
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I've been googling it- and not liking what I'm reading! Conizations TRIPLE my risk of having a c-section! and the scarring can prolong labor. ick...
Ugh! BUMMER. Well can you bring this up with your doctor? Maybe he'll have some understanding?

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Apparently massaging the cervix with EPO can help scar tissue issues.
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hmmm. I doubt I can reach my own cervix, much less massage it. I'll google it and see if there's some way to get this done...
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