My baby's head is still high up and I'm almost 39 weeks. I have no signs of labor starting anytime soon. I walk everyday and bounce on the birth ball but nothing helps. my cervix is still high but the dr.said it's getting soft. The reason I want things to get going now is my dr said I could have a vbac only if labor starts spontaneously before 41 weeks or I have to have a c-section.
Has anyone ever went into labor without baby's head being engaged & without being dilated or effaced? If so, how lOng was your labor? Sorry for the dumb questions
erm...... not sure? ive heard with a second + birth you can defo go into labour without the babies head being engaged as sometimes it doesnt engage till labour is established, not sure about first births tho sorry x
It's my first, but I know that with second and further babies it's quite normal for them not to engage until you're in labour. Also, re: dilatation and effacement, it can happen very quickly, or over a long period of time - so don't worry, it doesn't necessarily mean you'll go over
My son (first pregnancy) came a week late with no signs of labor, not dropped or engaged. I thought I would have to be induced. But one morning I just started having contractions, and he was born within 12 hours. It is possible, don't worry.
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