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40 week update = No baby yet

June 26, 2007
Filed under: Baby Dunbar, Blog — Kerry @ 10:19 am

Had my 40 week
OB appointment today and Travis came with me.  The short version is no baby yet.  Longer version: 50% effaced and 1-2 cm dilated. This seems to be less than last week, but we’ll just call it interobserver measurement variability.  I got my ‘membranes stripped’ today, which is not nearly as gruesome as it sounds.  Basically they scoot some of the amniotic sac away from the wall of the uterus. This increases prostaglandin release, which helps increase contractions. We’ll see. The bumpy roads, jalapenos, etc don’t seem to be helping things along, so it was definitely worth a try.  If no baby by July 5th, then I get induced. 


  1. Ugh…then my baby pool guess won’t be even close! I hope you are comfortable and that your mom doesn’t have to sit around as long as my mom did!

    Comment by jen — June 26, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

  2. You can say that it isn’t that gruesome, but until you explain how “scooting aniotic sac away from the wall of your uterus” isn’t painful, I’m not buying it. I’m glad you used ’scoot’ vs. ’scrape’, but that’s all I’m really imagining. Anyhoo, I’m sure you’ll be delivering shortly. Good Luck!

    Comment by cpine — June 26, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

  3. Kerry!

    I’m so curious to see if we’ve got a trend starting here with all these first babies to be far past the due date! My sister-in-law just scheduled an induction to take place 2 weeks before her due date but maybe that’s because it’s a 3rd child?? In any case, we’ll think lots of happy thoughts for you and TinyD! Surely he knows there’s a ton of people who want to meet him?

    Comment by emkenton — June 27, 2007 @ 11:04 am

  4. my reaction: ooo, that worked for us!

    rita’s correction: it worked ONCE!

    my rejoinder: but out of three times. what ballplayer wouldn’t be happy with .333…apart from ted williams.

    Comment by brouwman — June 27, 2007 @ 11:36 am

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