Quoting arial-danielle:" im due on the 21st and i didnt think i would be dilated at all when my doc checked me but low and behold ... [snip!] ... im afraid im not going to know when im having a contraction or not. i feel like im clueless when it comes to this stuff "
Oh you will KNOW trust me. A week ago today at my appointment I was not dialated or thinned. Saturday morning I woke up with contractions every 6-8 min lasting around 1min, we went up to the hospital at 9pm and my LO was here at 3:30 so I went from NOTHING to something when they checked me when we got up to the hosptal I was dialated to a 2 I dont about 50% thinned they chose to keep me to moniter me for an hour and not even an hour later I called them back in because the pain was begining to make me feel sick and I could hardly move even between contractions, so they sent the doctor in and he checked me and broke my water and BOOM my bundle of joy was here a few hrs later!!! Your LO will come when she is ready and done cooking good luck momma I know how you feel!!!