36 week appointment

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36 week appointment

i had my 36 week appointment today. i am psyched because i am 2-3 cm dilated, 60% effaced and baby has dropped to -1 position. i know this doesn't mean too much but i am hoping it means an easier beginning of labor? i mean, because i am already dilated some, does that mean like i have a headstart?

with my first son, i was 1 cm and he was very high up at this point.

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While it doesn't really mean much, it does mean your body doesn't have as far to go at least! Usually a great sign of it prepping itself. Smile

Kier's picture
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Yay. Sounds like things are moving right along. The more change now, the less there needs to happen later Smile

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Woo hoo for 2-3 cm! At least when you do go into labor, you will have a good starting point.

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Every little bit puts you that much further ahead once labor starts!

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Yay! for good progress.

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Hopefully it will mean an easier start for you! Every little bit helps!

Joined: 08/11/11
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Hooray! Agree with the others, whatever starts now is less that has to happen later! My OB told me about my baby being so low that labor will likely be "efficient" (ha!), so here's hoping yours will be, too!!

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thanks everyone!

mom on the run, how low is your baby, if you don't mind me asking? i'm wondering because i am hoping for an efficient birth, too. that would be sooooo nice!!!! Smile in any case, that's a nice thing for your OB to say so that you feel well prepped for a good birth!

yesterday i had tons of contractions so i just rested and drank tons of water. they were uncomfortable contractions and i really feel that if i didn't take it easy, i would have been going to the hospital. luckily, my mil watched my son and then my husband took him out to dinner so i could just stay in bed!

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I will try and post a picture today so you all can see. When my OB checked me at about 33 weeks, she said she could feel his head easily, and when I went for monitoring at L&D at just before 31 weeks the nurse there said the same...

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"augustbaby2010" wrote:

thanks everyone!

mom on the run, how low is your baby, if you don't mind me asking? i'm wondering because i am hoping for an efficient birth, too. that would be sooooo nice!!!! Smile in any case, that's a nice thing for your OB to say so that you feel well prepped for a good birth!

yesterday i had tons of contractions so i just rested and drank tons of water. they were uncomfortable contractions and i really feel that if i didn't take it easy, i would have been going to the hospital. luckily, my mil watched my son and then my husband took him out to dinner so i could just stay in bed!