Sex....the prostaglandins help soften your cervix. I actually was not dilated what so ever at 40 weeks. I ended up going into labor 2 days after my due date and only started dilating then. And once I started that was it!!!! I was effaced though. Did they say if you are effaced at all?
Just keep in mind that there are some pretty big benefits to hanging on until 39 weeks (although that is easier said than done). So when baby decides he/she is ready you'll start picking up progress. Hang in there :)
you can try sex and walking.. it may not help.. at 37 weeks i dilated to 3 cm in 24 hrs.... i ended up staying 3cm until 39 weeks 6 days =P and i tried everything.. im glad she waited until full term to be born
I didn't dilate with my daughter until 41 weeks exactly and of course it was the day I was set to be induced......but man, when I started dilating and getting those contractions, it all went into overdrive and happened really fast. It really is so uncomfortable those last few weeks, but hang in there.
With my first child I only dilated to 1cm until I started active labor at 38 weeks. It was a quick and easy delivery. My second child I had braxton hicks contractions for months prior to birth and was dilated to 3cm but eventually was induced after my due date. Every pregnancy is different. Hang in there. Good luck :)
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