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40 week appointment
GigiSage posted:
So I am a fingertip dialated and got my membranes sort of stripped... it was uncomfortable and still having crampy contraction every 15 minutes or so. I figure DH and I will go walking again tonight at Walmart before going to his midnight release for God of War 3... so I am hoping that will help a few things a long. She wants me back on Friday to see if it did anything and to do it again if I am more dialated.

I have to laugh though, right before she started she smiled and said - Remember you asked for this! I just kind of laughed and after she was done I told her that DH always tells me that when I complain about the pregnancy! LOL
janessas1 responded:
wow, well congrats on the fingertip! My midwives don't check you at all, because of the risk of infection and the fact that they could accidently induce labor. I want to try, at least until I am more than 2 weeks overdue, to let it come naturally and not even get my membranes stripped or anything. I'm hoping/wanting my labor to start on its on, when she's ready to come out.
That being said though, I'm a little jealous! I would like my labor to start now!! I'm ready to meet my little girl.
GigiSage replied to janessas1's response:
Well don't be too jealous... I haven't gone into labor yet... LOL it gave me more random contractions and that is about it.
janessas1 replied to GigiSage's response:
yeah, i've had those off and on. She's been tricking me. Some days it feels like i have them all day, then the next nothing at all!
GigiSage replied to janessas1's response:
I know it is very frustrating. I find the random painful contractions the worse. Because they get my hopes up so high... *sigh*
MtnPrincess responded:
Tons of Labor Vibes!! :-)
GigiSage replied to MtnPrincess's response:
I don't think there are enough labor vibes in the world to help me...
janessas1 replied to GigiSage's response:
Had my 40 week appointment yesterday. The midwife said that her head was down in position where it should be for birth, and that's pretty well locked in there. Yeah! :) My next appointment, if I don't have her before than is Thursday, March 25th and she said she would do an internal at that point to see what the hold-up is. I still can't believe the time has come! So excited!! Hopefully we'll both be holding our babies soon Gigi!

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