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question about the cervix at 37 weeks ShockersShufflers 19 kids; Iowa 1501 posts
27th Apr '13

I'm not dilated at all.
With both of my other boys I was by now.



And I carried over with them.



I'm hoping I don't carry over with this one. The headaches are terrible, the swelling is a pain, and this has been the hardest pregnancy on my body.



I'm not trying to rush him out, he'll come when he's ready.



But doctor said my cervix was long and closed.



Us that normal at 37 weeks? I was at a4 for 5 weeks with my last one.



Does thedilation of the cervix have anything to do with carrying over?



Also, tell me how it was for you... Like did you progress slowly? Or was it one day closed and then bam! Next day baby?



Does it really even mean anything?



Thank you in advance.



I just feel frustrated because my body has never NOT dilated by now...lol. It sort of stresses me out.

pitbullprincess Due June 24 (girl); 65 kids; Fayetteville, North Carolina 1295 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting ShockersShufflers:" I'm not dilated at all. With both of my other boys I was by now. And I carried over with them. I'm ... [snip!] ... Thank you in advance. I just feel frustrated because my body has never NOT dilated by now...lol. It sort of stresses me out."



sadly your cervix isnt much of a real predictor when it comes to determining your labor ....wish I had know that with DS....
That being said I can only tell you that for my aunts experience (she has 6 kids all vaginal birth) Her second child was an induction she went over and was completly closed then the next baby was her fast and furious child who was the same completly closed was considering induction and then bam she finally started to feel contractions got to the L&D was 4 cm by the time the anethesiologist came to give her the epi she was already pushing .....her other children came around due date no inductions cervix was long hard and closed literally till labor so it all depends on you but she quit having cervical exams after baby three in the last trimester since while its a good predictor for early labor and can help prevent problems actual full term labor its iffy could mean nothing could mean the world depends on you momma and how your body works



sorry for the mistakes its three am and I havent done this in a min lol

ShockersShufflers 19 kids; Iowa 1501 posts
27th Apr '13

Thanks. I'm glad I'm not the only one still closed up though. Lol. Like u said, with the other two I was dilated starting at 33-35 weeks and with this one I'm no where near open. Lol. It's kind of deterring.

pitbullprincess Due June 24 (girl); 65 kids; Fayetteville, North Carolina 1295 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting ShockersShufflers:" Thanks. I'm glad I'm not the only one still closed up though. Lol. Like u said, with the other two I ... [snip!] ... with the other two I was dilated starting at 33-35 weeks and with this one I'm no where near open. Lol. It's kind of deterring."



Do some research on denying cervical exams in the last trimester not uncommon for what your going thru at all.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16003 posts
27th Apr '13

most of the time its a gradual progression over time rarely do we see that a woman is closed one week and like a 3 the next. And yes if you are still long and closed I would imagine you would be more likely to go overdue, but with headaches and swelling I would venture guess they will induce