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I kinda feel stupid asking this 
5th-Aug-2012 09:46 am
Ok to start I'm 38w4d and at my appointment last Tuesday I was 3 cm dilated and 75% thinned, head has been low for a while. All day yesterday I was extremely uncomfortable, it felt like the baby was in a weird position, like she was bunched in a ball and no matter what position I was in it was very uncomfortable. So then I woke up last night to pee and when I got up I had some pressure and pain in my vagina, enough that after I peed I started to feel around down there. I noticed that right inside the opening there is something there that feels rounded and I have to go around it to even insert a finger inside. It kinda freaked me out to be honest. It feels like it's blocking my vaginal opening. Then I was up for two hours with inconsistent contractions and back pain. Has anyone else experienced this? What is this in my vagina? Could I be going into labor? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
5th-Aug-2012 02:49 pm (UTC)
Was it your cervix? Baby's head pressing down along the vaginal wall?
5th-Aug-2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
That's what I was thinking, but can it be that far down? Like not even a fingertip inside?
5th-Aug-2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
Some women have very low cervices, yes. Baby's head could be pressing down on your bladder and everything as well and pushing it down into your vaginal canal.
5th-Aug-2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
That makes sense, thank you so much for not making me feel stupid for asking this :)
5th-Aug-2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's the bag of water coming out a little? You you feel when you touch it?
5th-Aug-2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
It has basically the same texture as the rest of the inside of my vagina if that makes sense, and it seems to be round.
5th-Aug-2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
Did your care provider say what station you were at? Sounds like you are locked and loaded! Do some google image searches for +2 birth canal and see what comes up.

Don't want to get your hopes way up, but you'll probably have a quick birth. Your effacement and such was like mine and my labor was 8 hours, soup to nuts.
5th-Aug-2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
Check this pic out. This is why you can feel your baby's head when you pee, lol!
5th-Aug-2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
She didn't say, she just said she could definitely feel the head and it was low. I'm really hoping you're right, and I hope she comes soon. My next appointment is Tuesday so I'm going to ask her about it then. Thank you for your response and the pic!!
5th-Aug-2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
Walk, walk, walk!
And have some sex (semen ripens the cervix)!
6th-Aug-2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
i looked at the pic and honestly i doubt that's what you were feeling. walking around with a baby at +2 while not in labor would be pretty unusual, and i think you would notice. also, i'm not sure that baby could get down that far if you are only 3cm. also, if it was your baby's head, you should not be able to get your finger "around" it so to speak to get up into the vagina. baby heads take up your entire vagina! my best guess would be that your water bag is protruding out of your cervix, that makes the most sense to me. do you know where your cervix is? can you get your finger around whatever it is that is so low in your vagina and up to the cervix? see if the thing is coming from there, or sees to be attached to anything?

or, just ask your careprovider :-)
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