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dr wont check for dilation

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?
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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.
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sorry i thought this said 36 weeks. obviously since your doc said they would check at 40 weeks then hold your doc to it if you really want to know. i never got checked until after my water broke.
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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.
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even if you're dilated doesn't mean you're about to go into labor. it just causes unnecessary pain. just sit tight
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