I'm 39w2d and I fear this little boy will never leave. I've been in "silent" labor since 9/11 and have contractions all the time with varying pain levels that just don't seem to be doing anything. I'm starting to get really frustrated because with the "silent" labor I was starting to dilate and efface early so the Dr had me leave work a week earlier than I had planned.

Now, I'm right at the finish line and I'm still 1cm and 50-70% effaced. I feel so discouraged being that the Dr thought for sure Bug would be born early. The only good news is that he has dropped so we hope that his head will put more pressure on my cervix to ripen.

Does anyone have suggestions to help make me not so anxious and/or get this child out? Nothing seems to be working.