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March 7th, 2010, 06:26 AM
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I don't think the super tiny part applies to me anymore, but yes. That was me. I totally recognized you and was deliberately trying to avoid eye contact because I didn't want to make you feel like you had to introduce yourself to a random internet person while you were in labor. Hehe.

I saw Eva at my 40 week appt. I had only met her one other time. She was great, I think you said she helped deliver Owen?

Anyway, still pregnant.
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March 7th, 2010, 09:45 PM
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Humm... well I declined with my second- at 38 weeks- because I knew it wouldn't change the outcome and I didn't want to know. However, with my first I did get checked and was 4 cm for 2 weeks prior to labor. Not knowing about my second and having her in 2 hours makes me hesitant and I think I may have them check me this time so I will know that when labor hits to beat it out of there quick. Haven't decided yet though. I would say if you are comfy around that time, I would just not bother with it.
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March 8th, 2010, 03:02 PM
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I think the only reason I will allow them to check me at 37+ weeks is so that I can prepare DH. If I'm only 1-2, I'll take contractions a lot less seriously than if I'm 4cm for weeks like I was with Dean. Then I know if I really need to get DH out of surgery. I don't want to call him out for a false alarm.

Plus, both my other births have been < 5 hrs from first contraction to birth. Don't want to deliver at home by myself. I'd be ok with the home part, just not the by myself part.
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March 8th, 2010, 03:42 PM
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Well, mine was really fast, and I was one cm dilated for the whole first hour! So I see it as totally useless!
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March 9th, 2010, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by kristenpie View Post
I don't think the super tiny part applies to me anymore, but yes. That was me. I totally recognized you and was deliberately trying to avoid eye contact because I didn't want to make you feel like you had to introduce yourself to a random internet person while you were in labor. Hehe.

I saw Eva at my 40 week appt. I had only met her one other time. She was great, I think you said she helped deliver Owen?

Anyway, still pregnant.
I figured that was you but I was/am too shy to ever introduce myself to someone, in labor or not!! We will have to get together and meet for real sometime! And Eva didn't deliver me... Susan and I want to say Amanda delivered me. I wanted Eva to deliver me...she was the one I connected most with.
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