Wednesday, September 10, 2008

39-week checkup ~ not much change

Yes folks, I'm still pregnant. I am still only 1cm dialated, but am now 50% effaced. Baby boy is still high. My OB stripped my membranes, and I am hoping and praying that this may bring on labor in the next 3-4 days. But she did say that I very well may remain pregnant for another 7-10 days. UGH.

My next appointment is in a week and if he hasn't arrived by then, we'll be scheduling an induction.

4 comments:

Maureen Gribble said...

Hang in there!

Piggy said...

I'm glad that they won't let you stay pregnant for much longer past your due date if you don't deliver by then because my medical staff wasn't planning to induce me for about a couple of weeks past my due date. After being in labor with strong contractions for four days, I finally told them that they can't send me home again 'cause I was hardly eating and sleeping and won't have the energy to deliver the baby if this continued. I was 1 cm dialated for the entire four days of strong labor contractions. They had to break my water for me and induce labor with pitocin. The delivery only lasted 30 minutes, so I was definitely ready. You are in my thoughts and prayers for a smooth labor and delivery!

abruscia said...

Hang in there! I know it'll happen soon.

Connie said...

The last few days are the hardest. He'll come soon. Remember, due dates are just estimates. This may sound weird, but take walks as much as you can. That might get him moving along.