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Doctor insights on: 1 Cm Dilated At 32 Weeks

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32 weeks preg, baby is measuring 3 weeks behind, doc is waiting 2 weeks for us, I am worried bc I am dilated to 2, 50% effaced, should I ask for one sooner?

32 weeks preg, baby is measuring 3 weeks behind, doc is waiting 2 weeks for us, I am worried bc I am dilated to 2, 50% effaced, should I ask for one sooner?

Follow Doctor advice: I cannot think what doing an earlier ultrasound will tell you or give you. If there is no medical reason for such an ultrasound I would defer to the judgement of the physician caring for you. Read more

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I am two cenitmetors dilated at 32 weeks. How long will it take for me to have my baby?

I am two cenitmetors dilated at 32 weeks. How long will it take for me to have my baby?

No way to know.: Many women are dilated a centimeter or two by the time they reach 30 to 34 weeks. Most of them will not go into labor until after 38 weeks. About 1 out of 8 women, in america, deliver before they reach 37 weeks. Read more

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If you've dilated at 32 weeks, shouldn't your OB/GYN take you out of work on pre-term & or b/c your job is pretty much too much?

If you've dilated at 32 weeks, shouldn't your OB/GYN take you out of work on pre-term & or b/c your job is pretty much too much?

Preterm labor: There are few things than can be done if there are concerns about preterm labor. A FFN (fetal fibronectin) test can show that the risk of preterm labor is low if the test is normal. A sonogram cervical length can also be used to predict risk. Steroids often should be given to the mom the accelerate the fetal lung maturity. Bedrest can be prescribed in some cases but should be individualized Read more

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Hi I'm 32.weeks 1 centimeter dilated does this mean I can go into preterm labor?

Hi I'm 32.weeks 1 centimeter dilated does this mean I can go into preterm labor?

Dilatation: It has little correlation to when you will go into labor. Many women, especially those who have delivered babies before, are dilated 1 or more cm their entire pregnancy. If your cervix where thinning and becoming more anterior and making changes with exams then this may indicate something. But for right now I would not worry, enjoy your pregnancy, enjoy the feeling of life inside. Best wishes. Read more

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I'm 34 weeks dilated 1cm at 32 weeks I been in real bad pain in private is real sore is it possible I done dilated more?

I'm 34 weeks dilated 1cm at 32 weeks I been in real bad pain in private is real sore is it possible I done dilated more?

Virtual appointment: Please set up a virtual appointmnet with me I would love to chat with. It is possible that your cervical exam may have progressed and you are having contractions. It may be a good idea for you to go to the labor room to have yourself checked out. Read more

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Immeasurable cervix since 22 weeks and 1cm dilated. Now I am 32 weeks. No contractions ever detected on NST's, 1cm dilated. Can I make it full term?

Immeasurable cervix since 22 weeks and 1cm dilated. Now I am 32 weeks. No contractions ever detected on NST's, 1cm dilated. Can I make it full term?

Maybe: Congratulations on making it this far! At 32 weeks the baby is in pretty good shape and chances are very good that it will be just fine. If you can hang in another 2 weeks you can expect the baby to ultimately do just as well as if you make it all the way to full term. Read more

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30wks+4dayspregnant on strict hospital br unmeasurable cervix dilated 1cm fully effaced with funneling may be sent home @32 weeks bad idea to send home?

30wks+4dayspregnant on strict hospital br unmeasurable cervix dilated 1cm fully effaced with funneling may be sent home @32 weeks bad idea to send home?

Not necessarily: New data has shown us that women in your situation do not need to be hospitalized long term. In fact, hospitalization can cause other problems (like blood clots or hospital acquired infections). If you're doctor sends you home, it's likely that he/she knows you'll do okay. If your water breaks or you start to have contractions, of course you'll head straight back. Good luck! Read more

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I'm 32 weeks pg contractions r 20mins part some strong but not bad. Have had labor stoped 2 times should I go to hospital. Or just wait. I'm dialated 2cm?

I'm 32 weeks pg contractions r 20mins part some strong but not bad. Have had labor stoped 2 times should I go to hospital. Or just wait. I'm dialated 2cm?

Most people: Are not going to tell you to not go in. The risk of not going in are high if there is a problem. The best thing to do is be in close contact with your doctor. Read more

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I am 39 weeks pregnante with my first child. I am totally effaced but only one CM dilated. How can I start to dialate quicker?

Regular activity.: It unfortunately takes as long as it takes to go into active labor. You cannot rush these things. Regular activity as tolerated, including sexual intercourse unless prohibited by your physician (or mood), is reasonable advice. Patience is a virtue. Keep all prenatal care appointments. Good luck! Read more

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I'm 2 CM dilated, 50% effaced and baby is at -1 station. This is my 2nd baby, first full term one. What is a good guesstimate on when labor will start?

I'm 2 CM dilated, 50% effaced and baby is at -1 station. This is my 2nd baby, first full term one. What is a good guesstimate on when labor will start?

Hard to predict: Many women can stay at 2cm/50% /-1 for several weeks. Others will go into labor quickly. It's a great sign to have such a nice "bishop score". It means that chances of success for a speedy vaginal delivery are increased when baby finally decides it's time. Read more

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Hi I'm 39 weeks one day 3 CM dilated cervix is soft the doctor said just needs a little more to be soften all the way but the baby's head still a l?

Hi I'm 39 weeks one day 3 CM dilated cervix is soft the doctor said just needs a little more to be soften all the way but the baby's head still a l?

Still ok: I'm not certain but I think you were saying that the head is still not engaged, i.e. the baby hasn't dropped yet. This does not necessarily mean that there is any problem. There is a small risk that the baby will flip and become breech or that the membranes will rupture and the cord could prolapse but these are small risks and not likely. Best wishes for you and the baby. Read more

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My afi is 5 CM at 32 weeks my doctor has put me on saline everyday. Is that sufficient. I am now started feeling heavy at chest?

My afi is 5 CM at 32 weeks my doctor has put me on saline everyday. Is that sufficient. I am now started feeling heavy at chest?

Steroids?: That is a low level of amniotic fluid generally called oligohydramnios. Please ask if you are a candidate for steroid injections to speed up the fetal lung development in case delivery has to occur soon. Please also confirm that your amniotioc fluid level will be rechecked in 1-2 days to confirm that it is stable and not getting worse. The chest pain is unrelated and should be evaluated by the doc. Read more

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and my amniotic fluid is 9.6 CM in 50 th centile.....what shouild I do other than hydrating myself....my baby weight is alright?

I am 32 weeks pregnant and my amniotic fluid is 9.6 CM in 50 th centile.....what shouild I do other than hydrating myself....my baby weight is alright?

Only a few more week: The amniotic fluid surrounding an baby come from his urine and his lungs. There is a circulation from the baby back to mother through the placenta. The current knowledge about amniotic fluid is still being developed. Your level is fine. Just hydrate yourself daily in a comfortable way. And all should be well. If you see yourself losing weight let your doctor know. Read more

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What to do if I'm 32 weeks pregnant, 3 CM dilated, 50% effaced, and I have been having a lot of contractions?

Call doctor: If you are having more than four contractions an hour, you should contact your doctor or birthing center. Having regular contractions and being dilated is a risk for preterm labor, and at 32 weeks, you should call your doctor. Read more

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I'm 32 weeks pregnant my cervical length is 3.4 cm now. Doctor saying preterm delivery chances are there. If 3.4cm CL means when chance for delivery?

I'm 32 weeks pregnant my cervical length is 3.4 cm now. Doctor saying preterm delivery chances are there. If 3.4cm CL means when chance for delivery?

Clinical details: A cervical length of 3.4 cm at 32 weeks is pretty normal. If your doctor counseled you regarding risk of preterm labor you should ask for clarification what specific risk factors for preterm labor you have and what treatment plan needs to be in place Read more

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Previous c section, placenta anterior 4-5 cm above scar, no acretta now but can it develop in 3rd trimester?

Previous c section, placenta anterior 4-5 cm above scar, no acretta now but can it develop in 3rd trimester?

It may!: You need repeat sonograms during pregnancy to evaluate the situation. The problem would be if you develop placenta increta, or percreta because these could make your anatomy more difficult to deal with, especially if this would occur at the previous incision site! Be vigilant and know your situation! Read more

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I had my baby at 32 weeks one year ago due to the placenta not getting enough nutrients. He was 2lbs. What are the chances of that happening again.

I had my baby at 32 weeks one year ago due to the placenta not getting enough nutrients. He was 2lbs. What are the chances of that happening again.

.: Depends on the reason why. If the reason for prematurity was genetic, you may need to speak to a geneticist to check chances of recurrence. If it were because of infections or enviornmental issues (eg smoking/drugs), it shouldn't recur as far as you follow doctors advise. Read more

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Are the chances high of a reoccurant placenta abruption after having one at 32 weeks which resulted in stillbirth? Dr's have said it looked like a fluk

Are the chances high of a reoccurant placenta abruption after having one at 32 weeks which resulted in stillbirth? Dr's have said it looked like a fluk

Recurrence rate: The most recent literature is putting recurrence rate between 5-15%. The risk is even higher if the initial abruption was considered to be severe. When the abruption is severe enough to kill the fetus, as in your case, there is a 7% incidence of the same outcome in a future pregnancy, unfortunately. There aren't any studies that demonstrate interventions lower the risk. I wish you the best. Read more

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