Any Nurses Here

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JJ - September 23

I went to the OB thursday and she went to check me for further dialation, and she said my cervix was still to high and she was not going to chance hurting me. I was previously checked the week before and was 1.5 cm dialated and 50% effaced. That doctor stated nothing about my cervix dropping. what does that mean. Could it have something to do with the baby dropping. This is my 2nd. Thanks

 

Kimberly - September 23

I'm having the same problem. Yeah, when the baby drops, the head goes in front of the cervix, which can push it back and make it hard to be checked/get your membranes stripped, etc. I'm 38 weeks now, and they can tell that I'm effacing, but they don't want to hurt me, so they can't tell about dilating. I guess it's normal, and early contractions help bring your cervix down. Frustrating, isn't it?!

 

Rhiannon - September 23

As your baby drops and you start effacing and dilating more your cervix will drop. When your cervix drops the exams will be easier to handle and it won't feel like the dr is checking your tonsils from down there ( if you know what i mean). You never know the cervix may stay high until you deliver.

 

lisa - September 24

if my cervix is within a fingers reach not too mufch of a stretch and i can feel the round of babies head with cervix like a floppy frill, how am i doing i have no idea what its all supposed to feel like im 36 weeks and have chekced myself

 

MELISSA - September 26

I HAVE A ?? MY HIPS HURT SO BAD I CANNOT SLEEP ON EITHER SIDE. MY LOWER AREA HURTS, ALSO. I HAVE A DR APPT IN A WEEK. I HAD VERY HARD CONTRACTIONS ON FRI. HOWEVER THEY WERE VERY IRREGULAR. I STAY SORE PRETTY MUCH IN THE LOWER EXTREMITY OF MY BODY. DOES ANY ONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS?? IS THIS FROM THE BABY DROPPING, AM I GETTING CLOSE. THIS IS MY 2ND CHILD HOWEVER W/ MY 1ST I HAD TO BE INDUCED AND I NEVER HAD ANY CONTRACTIONS.

 

Kim - September 27

Melissa, I have problems with my hips too. If I lay on one side for a little bit, that hip starts hurting really bad. I turn over, and pretty soon, that hip hurts too. I found that streching my muscles before bed helps a little. Getting up and emptying my bladder also helps sometimes. The best thing that helped me was to sleep in a reclining chair. I usually can't sleep on my back because it feels uncomfortable, but in a recliner, I don't have to lean all the way back. That gives me a chance to get the pressure off my hips for awhile. I find myself sleeping a lot better in the chair than I do in my bed! And if you don't have a recliner, try stacking up a bunch of pillows to form a slope. Good luck!

 

MELISSA - September 28

THANKS. I HAVE TRIED SLEEPING SITTING UP BUT I JUST CANNOT GET COMFORTABLE. I DO NOT LIKE THE THOUGHT OF NOT SLEEPING IN MY BED. HOWEVER I GUESS I GOTTA DO WHAT I GOTTA DO TO GET SOME SLEEP. I AM SO TIRED AND EXHAUSTED. NOT TO MENTION I WORK 40 + HRS A WEEK.

 

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