My doctor likes to do checks at 36 weeks when he does the GBS swab. He said it wasn't necessary to have anymore unless I go past my due date but that I can have them weekly. At 36 weeks he said I wasn't dilated at all but that the baby's head was very low. I didn't get any info about effacement. I left feeling a little bummed becuase I had been having lots of cramps and wondered if those might have caused progress.
When my doula palpitated to feel the baby a few days later she felt that his head was rather high. I thought this was strange because my doc had commented that his head was low and somewhat engaged.
So my question is this: Should I get checked at my 37 week appointment tomorrow? It will be a different doctor since mine will be out of town, not that that matters a ton. I'm so dang curious to see if my continued cramps have made any progress yet, to ask about effacement, and to see if his head is still very low. But on the other hand, I'm nervous that zero progress will just discourage me. What would you moms do?
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