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Old 12-05-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
 
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Yikes - those internals do smart!! But everything looks good and I'm 1 cm dilated.

(My strep B came back negative, so I plan on trying to labor at home as much as possible.)
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:55 PM   #2
 
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Yikes - those internals do smart!!

You can say "no" to internals. They don't give any useful information anyway. Amount of dilation doesn't predict when labor will start.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:25 PM   #3
 
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Yeah, as much as it seems like it should mean that labor should be imminent....
I was 4 cm for about a week with my first.
Second time, I didn't dilate until labor had started (I had an internal a couple of days before as I had a bout of persistent contractions and was convinced I was ready to go).

Either way, you don't have long to go (I know it seems like forever, though).
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:28 AM   #4
 
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How exciting! I'll be anxiously waiting to hear some news.

That being said, I had an internal exam and apparently I was not dilated or anything. I went into labour at about 4 the next morning.

I guess that means any day now!!!
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:41 PM   #5
 
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I had my 38 week exam. I didn't find the internal exam painful, but that might be because I'm still locked down in there.
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