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I am 37 weeks pregnant and the baby isn't dropping and there has been no change in my cervix. Don't want to end up having to be induced. Any suggestions?
 

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Trust yourself, trust your baby, trust birth. Know that you *can* make sensible decisions about your birth--you won't 'have' to be induced. It is YOUR CHOICE whether or not to be induced.<br><br>
As a mom of 6 and a mw, what you report is just not significant to my way of thinking--not a problem, I mean. No reason to worry, if you and baby are otherwise doing well! Every reason to take good care of the both of you--partly by making your own choices about when/how to give birth.
 

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37 weeks is still really early, and there's nothing to say that a week from now baby won't drop and you'll start dilating.<br><br>
You could be pregnant for another 4-5 weeks with no cause for concern. Try and take a deep breath and relax. Trust yourself, your body and your baby.
 

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Neither of mine dropped at all until I was in labor.
 

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William didn't drop till I was pretty far along in labor, and I didn't go into labor until 41 weeks 2 days.<br><br>
ETA: Just pulled notes - at 41 weeks 1 day it says I was dilated to a 2, 50% effaced, (wonder how they knew as I REFUSED all internals!), and -3 station.<br><br>
Liz
 
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