A 28-year-old female asked:
i'm 38 weeks and 3 day only 1 c dilated and the baby head still up high what can i do to progress?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Jeff Livingston answered
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not much: Although people try there is not much you can do to make yourself go into labor. Walking multiple times a day is thought to help some. Some believe intercourse can help soften the cervix. Since you are 38 weeks we know labor will come in the next 4 weeks regardless of what you do. Good luck.
Answered on Feb 16, 2013
Dr. Sudeepthi Prasad answered
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Exercise: Stay active- walk or any other exercise you have been doing throughout your pregnancy and physically comfortable enough to do it...., don't start anything new.
Answered on Mar 23, 2015
Dr. Alan Patterson answered
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not much: What did your OB say you can walk, hopefully head will come down because it may be too high cause the baby is too large for your pelvis- that happens a lot, if u were my pt , i would do an ultrasound for an estimated fetal weight and if too large would offer u csection, and if not too large, would induce you by 40 weeks at the latest, a recent study showed ideal time to deliver for baby 39-40 wks.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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