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Jessica, wife to Derrick, missing Joslyn , 22 weeks 06.18.08, Baby Kai Ambrose 05.10.10 and Isla Blythe born on Thanksgiving '12
Happily married with two tots ( J 10/18/08) & ( T 5/03/10)
I had my 35 week exam this week too. Got GBS done and (in accordance with NC state law) got tested AGAIN for STDs. Grrr. Already had that done once. I also got my cervix checked, just because I've been having soooo many contractions and I'm hoping to hold out for about 5 days past my EDD. Good news... I'm 1 cm dilated, but cervix is very thick and firm and baby's head is still floating (not engaged).
Thanks, DeChRi and Katana -- your dilation stories really help! I'm in waters I've never swum before, having had my first so early. It's cool to already be having such a different experience with baby #2.
Probably a silly question, but do you know if there's anything you can do to keep dilation to a minimum over the next few weeks (eg: sit more, rest more)?
Thank you, guys, for the heads-up -- I was MUCH more prepared when the doc said he wanted to check my cervix and do a GBS (and, of course, said not a word about my, uh, trimming).
Like you, Katana, I'm not supposed to go past 38.5 weeks (emergency c-section with my first at 34 weeks) so he checked my cervix to see what's going on in there. And I'm already 1-2 cm dilated! So there's a good chance I'm going to be an April mama.
But you can walk around with a partially dilated cervix for weeks, right? I haven't had any contractions other than a few Braxton Hicks. I just want to make it to 37 weeks!
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