Re: 1st time Mom's
Well, i went over with my first, at 12 days overdue i was induced, ended in c section.
In my case i think there is just a physical reason why, not necessarily what you would find with most pregnant women.
My son never droped into my pelvis, my cervix never rippened (sofened, they had to give me jell the day before they induced me), my body basicly didn't do anything to prepare to give birth, my labor was completly induced, from ripening cervix, to breaking my water, to starting my labor. I did end up dialating, but my son was in the wrong position to deliver vaginaly (his head was facing the wrong way, he had bruises all over his forehead and everything), he was actualy stuck in my pelvis,the doctors had to go up and push him back up into my uterus to do the c section...he was fine though, no damage done. It's been the same for my other two kids...my cervix didn't prepare, they didn't drop..so i've had c sections with all 3.
I can tell you with my sil with her first baby she delivered a few days early (3-4 i think). She lost her mucus plug first thing in the morning (she wasn't sure if that was it or not), she had mild cramps all day long, at about 8-9 at night she decided to go to the hospital to see what was going on if it was labor or something else, well she was 3-4cm dialated, she had the baby at around 7 am the next morning.