So today I am 38 weeks and 4 days and I am so, so, so ready to have this baby. This is my third and by far, the most uncomfortable!
So today at my OB appt. I was checked and found to be 70% effaced and 3cm dilated. My OB seemed hopeful that I could go 'soon'. Should I get my hopes up? Please labor Gods....let me be next .....
I hope it means your labor is close, but.....
it is possible to walk around for several days/weeks at that level of dilation and effacement. I know because I did with DD#1! I was 75% effaced and a "tight" 3 cm for over a week. I just don't want you to be disappointed if you don't go into labor immediately.
That being said, think of any dilation as major progress! 3 cm down, only 7 to go! You're getting there!
No, I'm sorry. I mean, yes it could be soon, but it really means nothing. My sister was 4 cent for over 3 weeks, the longest of her life, because hearing she was already at 4 cent made her think the baby would be coming at anytime. I've had several clients do the same thing, dilate early, birth around or even after their due dates. I hope that's not the case for you and I'm sorry to be a downer!!
This is my 3rd and def most difficult as well so I can definitely sympathize. I think that's part of why I haven't checked myself, I don't want to mess with my head and get my hopes up that I may actually go early this time since both of my other 2 have been born in the week after their due dates, I'm just assuming this one will too.
I hope it's soon for us both! :)
Hopefully it is soon for you. I am also 38w 4 d and will have my midwife check tomorrow but it could mean nothing. I was 4cm and 100% effaced for a week before my 2nd ds came and he showed up only 2 days before his due date. I am hoping for better news tomorrow or even labor by this weekend but in the end we can only wait. I have had really strong good BH today, the kind that make you stop and breath so hopefully they are doing something :) Good luck i hope you little one shows soon and mine too :)
SAHM married to my love we have 2 boys James(5/24/05) Justin(4/5/08) and our little princessRowan Jane 12/17/10 expecting #4 Jesse Rhys due Sept 4 2013
And I went from fingertip to 8cm in 45 minutes. My midwife doesn't even do internals for that very reason (hopes up prematurely, or unnecessarily disappointed.)
Mindie, wife to Mark, not-so-crunchy mom to Dylan (4/04); Devon (6/06); Dorothy (9/07); Derek (12/19/09); Daniel (12/18/10); Newbie D (2/22/12)
Yeah, I've been walking around at a 5cm for over two weeks, so I'm getting a little despondent. Granted, from my history, I usually go from 6cm to 10 in less than an hour (it's like being hit by a train) so could go either way...
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