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A 23-year-old female asked:

I am 39 weeks, 1.7cm dilated and 30% effaced. baby is weighing 7lbs, has dropped into pelvis and i'm looking to have a vbac. how quickly can i go from 1.7cm to 2cm? doctor won't induce me unless i'm at 2cm.

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Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Interesting : How are you measuring 1.7cm.. I am an obgyn for decades and I have never described a 1.7cm cervix dilation! Also depends on why you had a c section the first time. If you failed to dilate the first time then you might as well have a repeat C section ...

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