The class looked a little startled, and all eyes turned to me. If she was still in breech position at your last appointment, your healthcare provider will also check to see if she has made any progress in orienting herself towards the proper, head-down delivery position.
For now, it may be more like 2 or 3 cm and 30 percent, or you may not have any dilation or effacement at all. As your labor progresses, it will creep up between your buttocks. As your baby descends into the birth canal, you will feel pressure at different points along your back.
This could simply be a result of stress, so try to relax.
It's possible to deliver a breech baby vaginally, but only in special situations. These are two vital signs during pregnancy, and they become especially important late in the last month. Having a safe pregnancy is important to a healthy birth and baby. JT Juliet Teiko Aug 15, 2018.
Since they were checking step B anyway. My cervical check visits started at 37 weeks. Listen for the sounds of dilation. If your baby happens to be head up -- also known as the breech position -- your doctor may be able to turn him over by pushing on your abdomen.
The following sounds can accompany the various stages of labor and cervical dilation: Not Helpful 34 Helpful 37. Reach out for help.
This can be especially helpful if you are in a lot of pain or discomfort. Some people lose the plug very late, or it comes out so thinly they don't notice it, it just looks like discharge. Help answer questions Learn more.
During labor it becomes softer, like puckered lips. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. Provided you and Baby are in tip-top shape, this will be another one of those quick and easy, but super helpful 15-minute appointments.
This is the difference between a repeat c-section and a vaginal delivery for me.