Will My Labor Pains Never End?

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I am in my 38th week of pregnancy and have been having contractions for about three or four weeks now. The baby has dropped into my pelvic area and the docter said that I am fully effaced and dialated to 3. But it hasn't changed over the weeks and the docter won't do anything about it, he just keeps sending me home.

I have tried walking, intercoarse, and so on and still nothing. my plug has aleready gone, but no water breaking, and the pains get so bad that I am in bed constantly.

I'm not sure of what else to do... All this work for weeks and no show!


The closer you get to the end of your pregnancy, the more you will hear about "being effaced," "effacing," or "effacement." What is your provider talking about when she says you are 70% effaced? Read more and find out!