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40 wks today 50% effaced! only finger tip dilated

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Madallie Thu 06-Feb-14 14:21:32

This is me today. Anyone any experience of this? Did you go quite far overdue?

DIYandEatCake Thu 06-Feb-14 15:30:21

Don't lose heart, there's no way of knowing how fast things might happen. If it helps you to know, I had a midwife appointment at 40w, was checked and found cervix posterior and not dilated - 6 hours later I was holding ds after a fast and straightforward labour and birth. Good luck, hope things get moving soon for you!

midwifeandmum Thu 06-Feb-14 23:52:30

Dont worry this is perfectly normal. labour can happen at any time. As an experienced midwife I have seen women being non effaced and a very posterior cervix, labour the same day of having this vaginal examination.

best of luck

Thingymajigs Sat 08-Feb-14 06:29:10

At 10.30pm on Sunday I was 39+6 weeks and the MW couldn't even fit a finger tip into the cervix. Three hours later he was born. Every pregnancy and labour is so different but it definitely doesn't have to mean that you will go long overdue.

Madallie Sat 08-Feb-14 07:21:38

Ok thanks, I think it's the way the doctor dealt with me. He wasn't unkind or anything but the way he spoke and acted made it seem like this was highly unusual at 40 weeks and kind of something to worry about.

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