i had my 40wk appt today and my midwife tried to perform an internal exam (this was my first one). she told me last week that they could sweep the membranes today if i hadn't had the baby this past week. so today, i go in, ready for an internal & ready for the membrane sweep. after A LOT of rooting around up there she tells me the baby's head is so low that she can't feel my cervix. she said it was back up behind the baby's head so not only could she not check dilation, she couldn't perform the sweep either. i was a little disappointed & just didn't think to ask when i was there, but does that seem normal? it's making me wonder what kinds of issues i could face if the position of it doesn't change soon, i go for my NST & another u/s on Thursday so i'll be asking her what kinds of problems this might pose then, but just wanted to see if anyone else has had failed attempts to check for dilation. is it normal for your cervix to be up behind the baby's head if they're beginning to descend?