Re: Overdue..only 1cm dilated, partially effaced and head still high.. Have questions..
My understanding is that the amount you are dialated/effaced means absolutely nothing when it comes to predicting when labor will start. You can be partially dialated for weeks before labor starts, or it can start that same day. So basically...it could go either way for you.
I would guess that the head being high means the baby is not ready to come yet, although I don't know for sure.
If this is your first, I read somewhere that first babies are 8 days late on average. So you might still have a few more days to go before the baby is ready to come.