Re: 60% effaced but not dilated???
Relax! Sounds like you're going through exactly what my sister has gone through twice (first and second pregnancies). She was effaced about 60% too, AND during the second pregnancy, she was dilated 4cm!! All of this at 34 weeks! Coincidentally, she also had high blood pressure during her pregnancies. She delivered right on time and had healthy babies. She suffered through lots of false labor pains during the last trimester of her pregnancy, and that's how she got so dilated/ effaced so early... but it all paid off when she labored for 6 hours the first pregnancy, and two the second! So I would stop worrying if I were you, and consider myself lucky. Believe me, you WILL dilate just fine when the time comes. My sis was extremely effaced, not dilated, when she went into labor the first time. And everything was just fine. And another thing... at 37 weeks, your baby would be perfectly fine if born now.
One thing my sister and I have found (with four pregnancies between us), NO two labors are alike! SO try to relax and enjoy the last few weeks of pregnancy.
<p>[This message has been edited by dbon99 (edited 02-07-2002).]