38 weeks and 3 days. I am 50% effaced and 1 centimeter dilated... I have strong contractions for a few hours then nothing. I was wondering if you think it could be safe to push a little when your have strong contractions.. or do squats during them, to help dilate more.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:40 AM on Nov. 6, 2009 in Pregnancy
Answer by Anonymous at 12:52 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
squatting would be better. NOT pushing! if you squat, you help put the baby into position, and gravity works really good with your body. Pushing can make your cervix swell (as pp said) and could cause complications later on. Its good to walk, squat, use a medicine ball, if your water hasn't broken, try a warm bath, or just a shower to help your muscles relax a little. Good luck!!
Answer by AliciaO at 1:08 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
i ditto the first answer, besides you can have slight contractions for weeks before anything actually happens. If your contractions get further apart not closer together and more intense, you may just be having braxton hicks.
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