A 18-year-old female asked:
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so i'm 37 weeks &1 cm dilated and halfway effaced is what doctor said last appointment. for the last two days my vagina has felt swollen& sensitive?

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Dr. Myrtle Oates
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
We expect this!: Hi Deborah, As the baby moves down in the pelvis which is what is happening slowly and gradually at this point in your pregnancy, the vaginal tissue is filling with fluid. This is due to the pressure the baby's head is placing on the veins of the pelvis. This is normal and will continue until delivery. It does not feel good but is expected.
Answered on Aug 1, 2019
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