I am 39 weeks today and so ready for my baby girl to be here but i dont know how close i am. The dr wont check me until ive reached my due date so i sit and wait for signs all day! I wish i knew if i was dilated at all so i would have some sort of idea when she will be here. I am having bh but they havent increased or anything. Does anyone elses dr refuse to check them until due date?
Most women go past the due date until they go into labor. Knowing how far along you are really will not do any good, anyways most women are dilated 4+ cm and still go weeks before going into labor , Checking you also can be a risk for infection the less you fiddle around down there the better.Maybe your next week visit you can ask him/her to check and give him/her reasons why you want to know how far you are . unless he gives you a valid reason why he wont.then just go with it and try to enjoy your last few weeks of pregnancy ! i know how hard it can be at the home stretch. when my water broke i was only 2 inches and was over a week due. i had a long long long natural labor.
With my first and with this one I have been checked at every appt since 37 weeks. Last time it irritated me though and I had horrible contractions that would stop I swear one went on for an hour, but it wasn't labor just pain. Maybe your doc is smart to not check till 40weeks.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.