Oh, the joys of impending labor... I remember being SO anxious to hear that I was making some progress with ds, or even to go into labor because at the end of it, most women are MORE than ready to deliver that child!
At my 37 week appointment my ob said I was 1cm. I couldn't of been happier! I was thinking with 3 weeks to go to my due date, and 1 cm I would for sure have the baby at or by 40 weeks. Well, over the next week I began having contractions at home. Nothing regular, but they did hurt, so I thought at the very least, I was most likely dilating. I went for my 38 week appointment, and she said I was closed!!!! I couldn't believe it, and she really had no explanation for why I was supposedly 1cm the week prior, but then closed at 38 weeks. So I don't know if she was wrong about my 1cm, or if you can go backwards, or what.... But anyways, all I know is that I was so incredibly dissapointed all week until 39 weeks. I went for my appointment and I was 1cm again, then at 40 weeks I was 2cm, and scheduled for induction at 41 weeks. The day I was induced and gave birth, I went in at 10am (still 2cm's), and by 5pm I was still 2cm's. So anyways, I did end up dilating all the way and giving birth vaginally after having an epidural.
Sorry for the long post! I just wanted to let you know that even if you're still not dilated, try not to be dissapointed! You won't be pregnant for that much longer! 9 months seems like an eternity, I know... It is a positive sign though that even though you weren't dilated, your body is still preparing itself for labor (with the change in cm). Let us know how it goes!
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