(Closed) Question about labor after my internal exam at 39 weeks

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wish i could help, but since i can’t..  bumping this for you! 🙂

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Sorry sweetie, I have no idea either but want to wish you all the best!  What an exciting time for you! 🙂

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You could stay 4 cm Dilated for weeks.  With my second I started to Dilate and had the baby 3 or four days later( can’t remember the exact timeline). I had cramping but nothing timeable when my water broke and the contractions started they were just as painful as my first the second delivery was shorter but I would say that was more because it was my second time.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

we just talked about phases of labor yesterday in my childbirth class and the educator (an OB nurse practitioner with 35 years experience) told us specifically that this part can take days for some women and a few hours for others… so I don’t know that anyone else’s advice or personal experience will really be of any actual use to you… other than giving you something to read while you wait.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

No advice here.  But just wanted to say good luck.  Hope the baby comes soon so you don’t have to walk around for a long time wondering if at any moment it was about to happen.

Keep us posted!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I agree that everyone is different but I’ll share my experience.  I was 0 cm and “very soft” at my appointment at 39 weeks 5 days.  I went into labor and started having contractions at 40 weeks 4 days.  I went to the doctor and she sent me to the hospital when I was 4-5cm and 100% effaced (contractions an average of 3-5 minutes apart).  An hour and a half later I was at 6cm so I progressed very quickly.  I gave birth about four and a half hours after she told me I was 4-5cm and completely effaced.  My baby was also low throughout almost my entire pregnancy (I think she was head down starting at around 20 weeks and never flipped). 

 

Good luck! 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m sorry I’m not much help, only a few days behind you with my first. But 4 cm seems like a lot and I thought you are usually are 4-5cm when active labor begins. I would imagine that you will be having strong contractions soon. Good luck. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@middleschoolsweethearts:  From what I understand that baby is always effaced and all the way down before major dilation starts because the pressure of the babies head is what causes the effacement and the cervix must thin all the way before it can open that much.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

The only thing they know for sure is that at some point almost everyone goes into labor.

*sigh*

I know it’s frustrating.  Hang in there!!!!!  Could be right now…. could be 3 more weeks.  Not sure what Jersey’s laws are, but in Texas they wouldn’t let me go 2 weeks past my due date (or whatever measurement).  I know this can be argued if you want to – that’s not my point.  So, I think you can be pretty assured that you won’t go much past 2 more weeks.

If you can pick a time in the next couple of weeks when it would be super inconvenient for you to go into labor THAT’S when you’ll go into labor!!!!!!!!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@middleschoolsweethearts:  No advice, but I just wanted to say Good luck & I hope she comes soon 🙂

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