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still 2cm dilated, and baby hasn't dropped, what should I do?.

I'm going to be 39 weeks in 2 days, and nothing new from last weeks appointment. still 2 cm and hasn't dropped.I want to see my pretty baby girl. I have been having a lot of pressure down there and cramps but comes and goes so I know it's not true labor. Also I haven't been feeling that great. Bt I have been walking a lot to see if it helps. But nothing. Should I think about induction or should I wait? I don't know what to do.
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replied September 10th, 2011

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

You seem to be concerned about the effacement or thinning of the cervix. In multipara or who have given birth before, the cervix may efface and dilate slowly over a period of weeks. So if you are getting regular contractions and the baby is moving, then there is nothing much to worry about.

After the cervix begins to efface, it will also begin to open (dilatation) and this should happen in the next couple of days near your expected date of delivery. My advice is to wait for a week more and get the induction done at 40 weeks.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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