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sarahpotter 11-16-2012 07:05 AM

Can I Make It to 40 Wks
I am 32 weeks with my 5th child and all of my other children carried 41 weeks however, with this one at 32 weeks I only measure 28 weeks. Why? Because she has dropped so far down. Ultrasound shows a healthy baby weighing 4lbs 5ozs and fluids are fine. I've also had Braxton Hicks pretty much this entire pregnancy but they have increased from 1 or 2 every once in a while to 5 or 6 a day. I did not have my OB check my cervix.
So, Christmas baby? Or can I hold out to 40? I really want her to stay in there until she is at least 40 weeks if everything is fine.
Just wondering what y'all thought.

txmommytobe 11-16-2012 07:08 AM

I am very early in my pregnancy but I worry about this alot. My first I went 40 +2, 2nd was 38 weeks and my 3rd was 34. I also hope and pray this one will stay put. I think sometimes it is out of our control though :( I will say a prayer for you mama. Hugs!!

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MDever 11-16-2012 07:15 AM

Re: Can I Make It to 40 Wks
All of our babies like to get down early but they have all gone to 40ish weeks. Our last LO #4 was SO low my 32 or 34 weeks that you could touch her head very easily and I was 4 cm by like 36 weeks. She still hung in there.

RunawayBunny 11-16-2012 07:21 AM

My ds was super low. He was very tucked in. And then he dropped. So many people were astonished at how i carried him. I also had long periods of bh contractions starting around 33 weeks. Like 5 times a day i would have contractions for an hour. They were never regular (1.5 min in between, then 45 sec, then 2.5 min...) and never got stronger. They also weren't dilating. He went til 40w5d when i was induced for low fluids.

So I wouldn't worry yet. Certainly if you have more signs of early labor then worry, but I wouldnt worry about the what ifs yet.

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