: Nuts right? My MW/Ob's office doesn't do them unless there is a problem or you request. Well the pressure between my legs has been so intense, i just HAD to know what was going on. So I asked MW to check me at today's appointment. She probably thought I was NUTS
: 1-2cm, 50% thinned. At least I know. Oh yes and baby's head is engaged, accounting for the tremendous pressure. I was surprised to hear he's engaged because I had read that with second and subsequent pregnancies this doesn't happen until you go into labor. But it doesn't work that way for everyone I suppose. I requested a VE....what is wrong with me?
aw, you're not nuts. I did the same thing last week, for the same reasons. There was just SO MUCH pressure, I wanted to know what was up. And the same result! 1-2, 50%, head very low. Lots has changed since then - this baby yo-yos a lot. I wasn't discouraged by the report, I felt better just knowing what was going on. I know it doesn't matter or mean anything in terms of when you'll go into labor, but at that point it was important for me to know, so I asked. I have another appointment tomorrow, and I won't ask to be checked, because I'm not so curious at this point. I'm pretty much resigned to being pregnant until September
Originally Posted by Miss Juice
I'm pretty much resigned to being pregnant until September
I dont want a VE because Im afraid it will make me feel even more hopeless. The last time I checked my cervix, which is getting harder to do everytime, I was at 1...have been for a month now. COME ON 2!!!!
ashley, that's always my concern. Fortunately I was checked once each of the last two babies, and that was after some laboring, and both times I was 6 or 8, so it was a great boost. But getting a dismal answer is really demoralizing when you're IN labor.
Of course, here's the real truth: it doesn't matter what the number is. Not to be totally scary, but I was 8+cm for 9 hours with this last labor. It was a sucky sucky long labor. Baby's position was not good at all.
Originally Posted by PancakeGoddess
But getting a dismal answer is really demoralizing when you're IN labor.
Baby's position was not good at all.
I had the same thing happen with my first baby. He was posterior and that made everything ten times longer than normal. This time, I'm going to ask that I not be told my progress. I don't think it helps at all to think about it when you're actually IN labor.