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Please tell me this is okay and normal? And wtf?? Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
6th Feb '13

I am 36 weeks on friday. They did my group b strep test today, and checked me for dilation. And oh my god I hurt so bad right now!! I am in serious pain, all through my lower back and I am cramping like freaking crazy too! I am not dilated or effaced, so I know these aren't contractions, also since my belly isn't even tightening. The pain is just consistent ever since he did it like 2 hours ago. Am I being crazy having this pain, or is this normal? Oh and get this, my doctor is really nice and all...but today he told me that since I will be 36 weeks it's ok to start trying to induce labor, that if I want to go into labor soon and I do self induction stuff its PERFECTLY fine with him. I told him...um I want my little boy to bake longer, that i don't even want him to try to come on his own until 37 weeks, but if I can have him all the way until 40 I will be happier. He looked at me all surprised, and just shrugged and said ok, just letting you know it's ok if you want to start. I was pretty shocked I don't want my baby coming now, my due date could be off by 2 weeks (I doubt it, but it could). If he comes early I hope it's not even before 39 weeks because then I'd at least be term ya know? But anyway is my issue normal?

Kylees Mama 1 child; Faribault, Minnesota 4193 posts
6th Feb '13

Yup. He irritated the cervix by checking it. If you don't want him doing it anymore, just tell him. It isn't necessary to check anyways unless you are in labor.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10910 posts
6th Feb '13

It's normal to feel uncomfortable after a pelvic exam, if that is what you're asking.

Ethan Jame's Mommy :) 1 child; Perth Amboy, New Jersey 234 posts
6th Feb '13

37 Weeks is full term .

Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting Ethan Jame's Mommy :):" 37 Weeks is full term ."

He told me as soon as I am 36 week I can go ahead and induce labor. Butttt what if my due date is really off by 2 weeks. I was so surprised.

Lilly and Laya's momma Due May 25; 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 7883 posts
6th Feb '13

You don't have to be effaced or dilated to have contractions. SO yes everything is normal

Ethan Jame's Mommy :) 1 child; Perth Amboy, New Jersey 234 posts
6th Feb '13

Yeah if you want to wait as long as you can then go ahead girl ! the longer the better honestly I was just correcting lol :) but if it's off by 2 weeks then deff try to wait as long as you can !

Emma Mayo Due February 25 (boy); 18 kids; Manchester, United Kingdom 321 posts
6th Feb '13

he said ur allowed to try and induce your own labout at 36 weeks... wtf. this dr is nutts! my midwife said they wont even check my cervix untill i was dot on 40 weeks (then they will give me a sweep) your dr is crazy, they will come when there ready.

Doodles mommy Due July 31; 2 kids; Starke, Florida 1662 posts
6th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ethan Jame's Mommy :):</b>" 37 Weeks is full term ."</blockquote>




37 weeks is term. 40 is full term.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
6th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ethan Jame's Mommy :):</b>" 37 Weeks is full term ."</blockquote>




40 weeks is FULL term.
37 is term.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10910 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting Due w/ a little boy!:" He told me as soon as I am 36 week I can go ahead and induce labor. Butttt what if my due date is really off by 2 weeks. I was so surprised."


Your doctor probably just meant if you want to get a jump start on things... like sex, walking, bouncing on the ball, ect...



But really, IMO, those things won't induce labor unless your body is ready anyhow.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13935 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting Ethan Jame's Mommy :):" 37 Weeks is full term ."


no it's not.
37 weeks is TERM.
40 weeks is FULL term.

Emma Mayo Due February 25 (boy); 18 kids; Manchester, United Kingdom 321 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting Doodles mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ethan Jame's Mommy :):</b>" 37 Weeks is full term ."</blockquote> 37 weeks is term. 40 is full term."


agreed

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 5188 posts
status 6th Feb '13
Quoting Doodles mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ethan Jame's Mommy :):</b>" 37 Weeks is full term ."</blockquote> 37 weeks is term. 40 is full term."


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I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49340 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting Ethan Jame's Mommy :):" 37 Weeks is full term ."


No It's TERM full means complete, i.e. 40.