I'm new to the board, but wanted to just share how my appointment went today. I am 38w4days and got checked for the first time. While I know that it means nothing, I was secretly hoping to be the tiniest bit efaced or dilated. My MW said she was going to be generous and say that I was a fingertip dilated, soft, but cervix still pretty long. With my previous pregnancy I did not dilate until 42 weeks with the help of cervidil. Baby is still head down. He has been quite nestled in the correct position, but now is asynclitic with his head, or slightly turned. Obviously I still have tons of time, as I know that anything can change quickly. The Drs who oversee this practice will not allow me to go past 41 weeks. They would induce with pitocin and I know that I don't want to go there again. My MW is kind of a rebel and I think she would figure out how to let me go past 41 if all looked good, but I just really don't want to even have to face that battle. My husband is really positive and supportive, but I don't really have anyone else to talk to about this who understands or who thinks I'm sane for wanting a VBAC.
Thanks for reading if you made it this far.
ETA: There are just a lot of people that keep asking me, "when will the baby be here?" "What does the Dr. say?" "When do they think the baby is going to come?" Hey people, no one knows!! I will never ask a pregnant woman these questions:)