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#1 of 35 Old 12-18-2008, 12:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I know some don't want to have cervical checks, but if you do/have had one, let's see where we all are!


I'm 37 weeks, had my GBS swab yesterday and they went ahead and checked my cervix.....60% effaced, 2 cm, -4 station. Baby's weight estimate was 7 lb 5 oz....I have bigger babies, so this is probably fairly accurate (I'd say give or take 1/2 lb).

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37 weeks today. Only up 11 lbs so far. GBS negative. Always borderline anemic so working on that. No cervical checks required until 40 weeks.
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Just got back...36w6d

2cm, 75% effaced, and he said baby is 'right there' so i don't know if that is 0 or what
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36 weeks 5 days. had GBS done today. I am 1/2cm, and baby is head down. Nothing else to report.

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36 weeks 6 days

Midwives checked on tues and I was STILL 1-2 cm and 50% effaced...but I know thats changed, I think Im more effaced by now

Contractions all the time just no cervical changes

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50% effaced & 0 station on 12/9 at 36 weeks. 37w 2 d today.

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38 weeks (on the nose!)

GBS negative, 0% effacement, 0 cm, station -3 or -4, but we are head down

Next week I'm anticipating a little more change on the stats front... hopefully!

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GBS negative! :

1 CM dialated.... very soft and squishy cervix... don't know about effacement...

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37 w 3 days

NO PROGRESS! Still 50-60% effaced, still 1-2 cm dialated, and still having insane contractions for a WEEK now!

Monitor showed the contractions are stronger, still just not dialating anymore

Gained 9lbs this apt, and my b/p is up, so the midwives offered induction, but guarenteed that I would be in the hospital over xmas...Dh and I arent big on xmas, but the hospitals the last place I want to spend the day(especially having to give up my hb to do it!)...so wait it out ANOTHER week, on bedrest, having crazy painful contractions, throwing up and blacking out...OH THE JOY!

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I'm 37 weeks & 3 days.
Today my midwife checked & I'm 2 cm & 50% effaced, but my belly is measuring 35 weeks.
I'm confused!! Does measuring small mean the dilation doesn't count?
Does it mean I'm actually "less" done than I think I am? I only thought to ask now
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I'm 37 weeks & 3 days.
Today my midwife checked & I'm 2 cm & 50% effaced, but my belly is measuring 35 weeks.
I'm confused!! Does measuring small mean the dilation doesn't count?
Does it mean I'm actually "less" done than I think I am? I only thought to ask now
Sometimes when baby drops you go backwards a little in your measurement. I am guessing your mw will watch to see what you measure at your next appt, and pay attention to signs of fetal distress. No, it shouldn't change your due date!
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Im measuring REALLY small...I should be measuring just under 37 weeks and im measuring 33 weeks...The midwives were worried about me and sent me to get sizing u/s which I dont believe are very accurate...and its got the baby measuring at 34 1/2 weeks which is small but noone seems to worried...

I wouldn't stress...again, it could be babys position...or a MILLION other reasons!

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thanks!! that is reassuring to hear.
guess we'll see next week!!

i'm only in a tiny bit of a hurry b/c i'd hate to miss my mom's semester break - life would be much easier with 3 kids & a newborn if she was around to help for a couple of weeks! i know theres not really any hurrying, but it scared me to think i might only be at 35 weeks...
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38 week today I am at -2 station (which is progress), still only 1 1/2cm, 20% effaced, things are much softer down there, but cervix is still very posterior.

Oh, and I am GBS negative.

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At last week's check I was 37 weeks.

4 cm dilated
50% effaced
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38 weeks, 2 days

GBS negative

4 cms, 100% effaced (for at least the past 2 weeks). Baby's head is "right there" and no weight estimate given (or wanted!).

MW says I must be her next to go, because she keeps having dreams about needing to rush out of her holiday parties to get to me!
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Haven't had a VE, but I'm GBS negative.:

I tried finding my cervix, but I couldn't! So either I'm not ready, or I'm lousy at checking my own cervix!
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Okay...Getting nervous over here!!

I went to the doc today and he said that I'm still 2, he didn't say effacement but last week I was 75%, he said she's as low as she's gonna get until I'm IN labor, and that my bag was totally bulging.


SOOO anyway have this experience with previous lo?

He said if he was a betting man, he thinks I'd go within 24-36 hrs.

Anyone have any stories or know anyone that had a bulging bag and how long it took them to go into labor?
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updating for this week - we are now almost 39 week (off by a day!)

Last check on Monday - 1 good cm dialated and a "squishy" cervix. Apparently its go-time anyday day now, which is funny because since Monday Ive been having regular ctx. Thank god I didn't let him strip my membranes otherwise this would have been a "welcome baby...." post. I want to be done being pregnant just not on my doc's timetable

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I did't have a ve today, but baby is still high. I don't expect she'll really drop until labor begins, though. At today's BPP the fluid level was low, so I go back in on Monday for another BPP. I'll be drinking lots of water. She's still moving around good, though, so hopefully all is well. I'm thinking she'll make her arrival late next week--but who knows?!

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I just saw the MW last night. I had a couple hours of serious contraction action two days earlier so she asked if she could check me. I still don't put a lot of stock in cervical checks but couldn't help but feel excited when she told me the baby's head was "right there", my cervix was like butter, and I'm 3 cm dilated! : She doesn't think I'll make it to next week.
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Just got back from the OB. Head is down, GBS negative....but cervix tight as a drum. Only good part is he was able to find my cervix, while the nurse 2 weeks ago couldn't. So I'm taking that as progress. ^.^

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Im 38w5d today

saw midwives on mon, lost 5lbs(hopefully a sign), b/ps gone down,so no induction YET!!!!

Didn't do an internal, she said that she could feel that the baby was lower then last week(which i know it is..just didnt think it was possible!!)

Feeling super ill, having MAJOR contractions at night, cramping and bh during the day

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Sigh... 38+3. Probably 3-4cm dilated, constant contractions, TONS of freaking plug mucus. I don't know how much can possibly be left in there!

Shall be trying to naturally induce tonight... wish us luck!
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37 weeks and 3 days today

Had a MW appt Mon. Blood pressure good, weight good, GBS+:, and haven't had & don't want a ve.

I'm just impatiently waiting to feel something soon!!!!!!! I'm so freaking ready.

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38+4 today. I went to the OB on Monday and saw the CNM. I did not do a VE, which is just as well since I am GBS+. This is a new one for me, and I was really hoping not to have and IV during delivery this time. I can have a heplock, and I won't be tethered to the bed for all of labor, but I didn't want one at all.

She also did a very quick u/s as she was not certain WHAT little girl was doing in there. She is head down, she was just laying on her side with her hip sticking out. I had only gained 1 lb. in 2 weeks, so I think I am just about there. I have a good number of contractions in a day, but nothing patternable or timeable. Just enough to wake me up. We tried to help things along two nights ago, but even DTD didn't make the contractions stronger or more regular, so I am thinking it will be next week sometime. We shall have to see.

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39 + 4 today. Last VE was two weeks ago, when I was 70% effaced and 2 cm dilated. GBS +. Baby is about as dropped as he or she can be without the head coming out of me altogether!

Several false alarms with lots of crampiness and strong contractions ten minutes apart that dissolve into nothing.

My MW had kept saying that she didn't think I was going to make it to my EDD, but at this rate, I may very well make it there and beyond. I'm just eager for it to happen before Saturday, because DH is off work. Then I'll be nervous Saturday until Sunday morning, when DH gets home and has two days off again... the suspense is making me a little crazy! :

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39+1 yesterday. Was having ctx for over 24 hours, so apprentice came last night to check. Still a fingertip dilated, now 70% effaced and baby is down to -1 station. So I have had a little progress, but not much.

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On Monday I was 36 weeks, 3 days. 3cm, 90%, and -2. GBS + Lots of contractions since then, so I am hopeful it will be soon!
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Well, I am now 37 weeks, 3 days and have moved on to 4cm, 90% and -1.
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