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Hi! This is my first pregnancy. I am 38 weeks and 3 days.
I've had all the early labor signs -- dropping, almost completely effaced, 3 cm dilated, lost my mucus plug, bloody show two days ago and still spotting.
Do you think that labor will start at any minute? What are the odds, given the signs? As a first-timer, I know that going early isn't really in my favor. While I've had some Braxton Hicks, the labor contractions just won't start!!
I know you don't want to hear it but nothing you have said so far, means anything you could still go to 42 weeks. Chance are that you won't go that long and you will most likely not make it to your dd, but there are no guarantees.
well I know personally I start dilating early and walk around at 3 for a good month. Done it all 3 times. So you might have a while to wait, or you might not. Dilating early really doesn't mean much at all. I wish it did. I'm already 3.5 or so (more now I'm sure)!
Mom to Emmalea((7),AJ(3) & Andrew (June 10,2010)
I lost all my mucus plug early like 32 weeks and continued to make it and lose it. I have had continued contractions and the baby is at a 0. I lost what my midwife said was my bloody show last Monday and I am 2-3 cm dilated and almost completely effaced, still no baby. I guess it can take awhile. My midwife said she is hoping I go by next wednesday but there is nothing saying I will. We shall see... good luck.
Nipple stimulation and female orgasm are supposed to bring on contractions. Walking will help move the baby lower.
When I was pregnant with my first baby, my doctor told me for weeks I wasn't going to make it to my due date. I was dilated 2 cm for a month, lost my plug, and baby was very low, but she still didn't come till her due date. I walked about 4 miles 2 days before she was born. Labor started with my water breaking, no contractions at all.