38 weeks exactly 2 cm 50% effaced

Shawna - posted on 09/01/2016 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I've walked 1hr a day sometimes twice ,did nipple stimulation , squats had sex danced and NOTHING. . I was 9 days early with my daughter so I'm guess I'll be early with this one also. Will a hot bath help , any suggestions to bring on labor

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Dove - posted on 09/02/2016

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Labor will happen when it happens. If baby and your body are not ready... nothing will work. I had a friend that gave birth to her first child at 37 weeks. At 38 weeks w/ her second she started trying all the safe 'tricks'... she gave birth to her daughter around 42 weeks.

Sarah - posted on 09/02/2016

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I agree. I was 4 cm, soft cervix and 0 station with my first at 37 weeks. Felt like he was about ready to fall out! My doctor told me to let me boss know I would likely not make it to 40 weeks and to be ready to take me off the schedule (I was nurse in a hospital at the time) My son was induced at 42 weeks! I tried sex, walking, spicy food...nothing! The baby will be here when it is time. What is your rush?

Sarah - posted on 09/02/2016

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Be patient. You ard only 38 weeks. Enjoy your last couple of weeks. Everything changes once that baby is on the outside and there will be times you longer for the moments you have now.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/02/2016

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The mucus plug is a sign that your body is starting to get ready. They can grow back though. If you have bloody show with it, call your doctor and get prepared.

Michelle - posted on 09/02/2016

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You can lose your mucus plug weeks before delivery.
Just be patient and baby will come when it's ready. Full term is anywhere between 38-42 weeks so you still have time.
Like Little Miss said, every pregnancy, labor and delivery is different.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/01/2016

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Every labor, and every delivery is different. You may be early, late, or on time with this one. EDD is an estimate only. You can certainly have your membrane swept at your next visit. Sometimes that will help the onset of delivery, but nothing will work if your baby and body are not ready. It is getting ready now. Just be patient. The longer baby cooks, the stronger and healthier he/she will be come delivery time.

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