November Baby or December Baby!?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by KNWilson, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. KNWilson

    KNWilson Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies I don't start threads very often but I wanted to share my news from my appointment this morning. I'm going on 37 weeks and had my 36/37 week appointment today to test for Strep B and to get my information for my preadmissions. During my exam my doctor did an internal and said that I am already 2cm dilated and 50% effaced!! I had to ask her again just to be sure because I really wasn't expecting to be dilated at all at this point and his due date isn't until December 12th!!

    So do you ladies think he'll end up being a November baby or a December baby??
    I'm ready when he is ready lets get this show on the road..:coffee:
     
  2. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    That's the problem with checking, it doesn't mean anything. You could into labor tonight it make it past your due date. Dilating & effacement is just one part of labor, it also depends on if your baby's lungs are ready, and their little brain, hormone levels.
     
  3. AmyR

    AmyR Mother of 2 girls!

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    You can be dialated for weeks, or not at all and have the baby the same day....
     
  4. aley28

    aley28 2 boys & a girl <3

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    As the other ladies said... that information doesn't really tell you much. You could still make it to Christmas. :wacko: I've heard many stories of women walking around at a 2-4cm dilation for weeks before going into labor.
     
  5. KNWilson

    KNWilson Well-Known Member

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    Ok thank you ladies that's what I wasn't clear on I didn't know if it would be a good indicator that labor was around the corner or not.
     
  6. hoptingfor3

    hoptingfor3 Mom to three girls :)

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    I am about where you are at. My due date is Dec 8 and was checked on 11/8 and was 1.5cm and 70-80% effaced. I didn't progress at all between then and yesterday, still the same. However, my doc told me, he believes I will have her most likely within two weeks, which would put me about a week early. Of course, that's not guaranteed though.

    hope this helps.
     

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