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Old 11-19-2008, 02:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So I'm 39 weeks today and had my regular mw appt. - I'd noticed a bit of decreased movement lately so my mw suggested a quick NST and u/s to check fluid levels just to be sure (she's been a little more on the cautious side since I have a thyroid condition).

Anyway, the NST was reactive and the fluid level looked great, but the doc who did the u/s mentioned (by way of showing her student how to read the u/s) that there were various areas of calcification on the placenta - pointed to some white areas.

I didn't get to see my mw again afterward, but I was wondering - is this unusual? I always thought calcifications happened when you were overdue - is it normal to have them already appearing at 39 weeks or is it something to worry about?

On a related note, let my mw check me for the first time - I was very happy to hear that I'm 3 cm dilated already, but she did say that even though my cervix is very nice and soft, it's still long/not really effaced at all, and still quite posterior. Anything I can do about this? I've been using EPO already (orally and vaginally).

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Old 11-19-2008, 09:40 AM
 
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Sex seemed to do it for me. Wasnt the most pleasent thing in the world this late in the game, but it definetly helped to dialate me with DS#1, and efface me to almost 100% with DS#2.
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