Hi all, I'm hoping to hear the stories of people who have been in the same situation. I'm currently 31 weeks and 2 days pregnant with my first child, 5 cm dilated and 80% effaced. The baby's head down, -2 station. I've been hospitalized for the past week and a half after my midwife discovered I was 3 cm dilated with bulging membranes but was just discharged today since my cervix has remained unchanged for 5 days now. I'm on modified bedrest, diagnosed with an incompetent cervix.
The scary thing is that I don't know when I'm dilating. Sometimes I have a lot of Braxton Hicks or some pelvic pressure and the docs find no change in my cervix and other times, I feel fine and I find out I've dilated 2 cm! At least I'm going to be followed very closely by my clinic so they'll be able to check me periodically.
I've asked my doctor when she thinks I'll deliver and she says her best guess is 1-3 weeks but that you can never really know. What do you guys think? Anyone been in a similar situation? If so, how far along did you make it?