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My cousin called me earlier today and had her 39 week appt. today and the m/w did an internal and found her to be 6cm, 90% effaced and a bulging bag of waters.....she is wondering shouldn't she be about to go into labor? She also asked me if the bulging bag of waters meant her water was about to break and I told her I didn't know...??? The m/w offered for her to go to hospital! Eventhough she isn't having any REAL contractions and I am soooo happy she told her no! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
She also asked me if the fact that she is so close and the baby is still only -1 station does that mean a bigger baby? Not that, that is anything to be worried about, but she is just slightly concerned because she had trouble birthing her 7 1/2 pounder....but I keep trying to tell her it was because she was flat on her back with a REALLY good epidural on board! HELLO! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Anyone have any input? Anything would be really appreciated! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I bet when she does start having contractions or when her water does break, it'll be F-A-S-T!<br><br>
I've never felt a bulging bag (BBOW from now on) that hadn't had contractions preceding it. Usually a BBOW is a sign that there's pressure on the bag and it will break soon, but without contractions, it might stay that way for a week or two. I'm interested to see what other responses are <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

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Um, how about just tell her she's lucky that she's gone over halfway without knowing it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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cooool!<br><br>
My water broke 8 days before my own baby's birth. I was thrilled to feel it bulging minutes before my second birth. It will be exciting for your cousin!!<br><br>
Because she's not yet officially "in labor," why go to the hospital?
 

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Wow! I'm so jealous! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Bet she has a quick labor with already being so progressed and not even in labor. Let us know how it goes.
 

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Thats sooo great!!!<br><br>
I was having light contractions for two days(barely felt them) and then all of a sudden I started freaking feeling like I had to push but didnt know why(my water hadnt even broken....I was fine had tons of time...so I thought)..called the midwife and as she was coming in the house my water broke and I was lying in bed pushing(not knowing I was)...so tell her HEADS up!!! That babys coming!! And not to get scared when all of a sudden she skips labour and goes into transition!! Its a shock
 

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Her m/w is what I like to call a med-wife, she offered to induce her at 36 weeks because she was already 2 cm and 60% effaced....all because she was moving!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Yeah I know I am sooo excited! I just talked to her this morning and after walking the mall for a couple hours last night, eating the spiciest food she could find and some other "natural"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> methods her contractions are 10 mins. apart and she went with dh to drop dd1 off at a friends and they were headed to the mall to walk again. I told her don't hesitate! Otherwise you may be having that kid in the mall! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .....but she said that her mall(she lives almost 4 states away) is only 2 stop lights from the mall! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I told her AS SOON as you start feeling things kick into gear she better head for the hospital(her m/w only does births in the hospital and they aren't into UC) because it is soooo true what they say when "they" tell you that once you get to a certain point you dont want to go ANYWHERE! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I know first hand what that's all about! HAHA! My m/w couldn't even get me to roll over on the bed! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I'll update as soon as I hear more! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Isn't it funny how it can be a total stranger about to have a baby but we are probably more excited than they are! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'll update as soon as I hear more! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Isn't it funny how it can be a total stranger about to have a baby but we are probably more excited than they are! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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let her know!! Praying for them today<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Her contractions stopped! She is getting a bit frustrated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I know I am being a little pesimistic and medical minded when I say this but do you think maybe his head IS actually too big to for her pelvis?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> She had an ultrasound at 28 weeks and said his head was measuring about 2 1/2 - 3weeks ahead. Yes I know there is a big margin of error with u/s but I can't help but wonder....I mean she is 6cm(probably 7 by now with all the contractions she had today) and AT LEAST 90% effaced with a BBOW! I don't see how anyone could possibly NOT be in labor! HAHA!<br><br>
Oh well, I just hope it happens soon for her...she is getting frustrated.
 

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It'll happen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I've got a friend that sits at 7 cm for a good, long while before active labor kicks in. I have another friend that walked around at 9 cm! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops"> With a bulging bag like that, I might squat and walk around like a duck to see if that would pop it, lol.<br><br>
It can be difficult to feel like a ticking time bomb, though. She should relax and take it easy. When the baby is really ready, s/he will come.<br><br>
Easier said than done, I know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Have her do some lunges, walk up some stairs, spend some time in hands and knees with her butt in the air (20-30 minutes).............anything to get the pelvis to move around a bit. It may be that the baby isn't moving down because the head is in a wonky position. The above motions all open the pelvis and give baby room to move if needed.<br><br>
Chances are, her baby is the perfect size for her pelvis. The ability to chose her own pushing position will make all the difference in the world.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Her contractions stopped! She is getting a bit frustrated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I know I am being a little pesimistic and medical minded when I say this but do you think maybe his head IS actually too big to for her pelvis?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> She had an ultrasound at 28 weeks and said his head was measuring about 2 1/2 - 3weeks ahead. Yes I know there is a big margin of error with u/s but I can't help but wonder....I mean she is 6cm(probably 7 by now with all the contractions she had today) and AT LEAST 90% effaced with a BBOW! I don't see how anyone could possibly NOT be in labor! HAHA!<br><br>
Oh well, I just hope it happens soon for her...she is getting frustrated.</div>
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She's lucky to have your support! Most mamas I know have contractions start and stop along the road of "early/pre-labor"--it's normal. We are sending her love and happy and healthy labor vibes!<br><br>
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My cousin had her baby! WOOHOO!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Baby boy born after 6hrs labor and 30mins. pushing with only Nubain on board! She ended up going into the hospital with contractions but it wasn't true labor but since she was already there they went ahead and broke her water. He was 9 lbs. 10oz.( I am a bit jealous but that is a whole different topic) but his measurments are the same as my 2nd dd at birth and she was only an 8 pounder!<br><br>
Thanks for all your kind words and thoughts! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Wow! She must feel so confident in her body's ability to birth big babies now, what a great story, thanks for sharing!
 

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Congrats!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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