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December 2012, 'Christmas rush' has a different meaning for us this year!

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Thought we should have a shiny new thread.

Oh and free just means the head isn't engaged, so floating free above the brim of the pelvis.

Clarella Fri 30-Nov-12 23:06:45

I only know about the cervix from the sweep - naive me thought mw could tell me separately from sweep but they're sort of one and the same - if she can't reach it for sweep its not really ready, if she can she can do and tell more (bishops score)

Didn't know any of this last week!!!!

Clarella Fri 30-Nov-12 23:10:36

I'm assuming -3 ceph just means 'equal to or below 3/5' so including 2/5 and 1/5. But 2 diff mw said they can all feel diff things plus baby might move in and out a little bit. (Stab in the dark)

cherrypiew3 Fri 30-Nov-12 23:12:01

When I saw the doctor on on Wednesday she said I was 3/5 engaged and 2cm dilated. Have spent most of the day today loosing what I think is my plug and have a dull backache now or though it is not painful. I really hope this is the start of something.

Clarella After going overdue in my last 3 pregnancies this time round when people have asked me my due date I have just told them the amount of weeks I left and have not given any dates. Hopefully things will kick off for you soon.

Sounds like all you ladies that have finished work today have had a good day.

Clarella Fri 30-Nov-12 23:13:55

Emily, it's only now that the explanations of fetal positions on the spinning babies websites have made any sense at all - explains the roa etc

cashmere Fri 30-Nov-12 23:16:04

2nd DS is 2 1/2. So though I'm 3/5 apparently baby can bob up and down. Really want to have this one at a weekend so DH is around. Sweep booked for 41 +2 so no idea what state my cervix is in and don't fancy poking around myself. If I'm still preg then I've asked for a really sweepy sweep!

Clarella Fri 30-Nov-12 23:17:33

Hope so too cherry!!! fx for you! I imagine (given how much chatter there can be) might be on the next new thread!

Clarella Fri 30-Nov-12 23:20:14

fx for you too this wknd cashmere!

HoneyMum21 Fri 30-Nov-12 23:34:00

emily DH just wondered in and said (after seeing your post about where cervix should be) 'it should be next to the dates, raspberry tea and epo, shouldn't it?' Bless him. He has been listening!

MyDaydream Fri 30-Nov-12 23:42:40

Nobody has talked to me about my cervix yet although my notes say 3/5th engaged. Seeing midwife on Wednesday so maybe there'll be cervix talk then.
For all my plans of playing ill this evening I actually started to feel it before DP got home. We have a full range of symptoms between us, he's doing swollen glands and throat issues and I'm doing sinus and head! I see us both waking up in the morning with stinking colds. MIL is taking the blame for this one if it happens, although I'll bravely soldier on (and only call her the bad words in my head).

Bellaboo123 Sat 01-Dec-12 03:31:55

Not sure if it's the start of something...had a hot curry for dinner and then woke up at 1145 with a bad tummy...tmi...didn't really go but just very crampy. Kept getting up for the loo but nothing really happening except low tummy and back pain. Felt a bit of a leak and had trickle down my leg of water...sorry again tmi...and now I'm regularly getting pain every 10 mins. Still feeling a bit leaky. Have call hospital who think I may be in early stages but have said stay home for as long as poss and call in a hour. Eeek...is this it???

Could this be it or is it BH?

HoneyMum21 Sat 01-Dec-12 04:02:18

Sounds like it might be bella. Good luck!

emilyeggs Sat 01-Dec-12 04:07:40

Thanks terry I get more answers hear than from mw honey grin tell him he forgot the yoghurt ! Lol

MaMaPo Sat 01-Dec-12 04:09:07

Lovely news Bella - sounds like your December baby is going to be very prompt!

Glad mine isn't - just woke up to find my husband still out with his workmates. At least he picked up when I phoned and promises he isn't too drunk... He might as well enjoy it while he can!

HoneyMum21 Sat 01-Dec-12 04:14:56

Running out of space again. New thread here

Bellaboo123 Sat 01-Dec-12 04:14:59

Still getting the pain MW said try and sleep...that's not happening!!!

DP has gone back to sleep!blush

emily I agree you get more answers here than from MW!

Will keep you all posted!

EggsMichelle Sat 01-Dec-12 04:16:23

Bella it's getting exciting for you! I'm also relieved its not my turn today, this cold is making me feel terrible, not had a cold this bad in years! I'm hungry too but scared ill be making frequent toilet trips again.

Watching deep blue sea, such a cheesy film!

Clarella Sat 01-Dec-12 05:02:38

Lol dp honey!

Ooo bella maybe it is?! Hope so.

No body mentioned my cervix till the actual sweep at 40+1 and unless they do an internal for some reason (eg going into labour, checking how dilated or something else to do with consultant care) I'm not sure they do?

I've had my hopes up/freaked out so many times in the last 4 weeks with niggles and pains and contractions I'm starting to think I'll ignore anything that does start happening!

Sorry there's so many people with colds. It makes it just so crap and I agree you really don't feel like doing the labour thing. I'm still feeling very oddly woozy but no actual cold symptoms other than watery eyes. Hoping I'm fighting it.

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