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100 Effaced But Not Dilated
Had my 40 wk checkup yesterday. Doc says I'm 100% effaced but not dilated at all. When can I expect labor?
Any day but...: It could be today but could be another week or 2.First babies seem more likely to come a bit after the due date than before. Your baby will trigger the process of labor when it's ready. Do your best to avoid formally inducing labor until at least 41 weeks but having sex, breast stimulation and acupuncture may help get things going. At 41 weeks your doctor or midwife could try membrane stripping. ...Read more
30wks+2days pregnant cervix-100% effaced 1 CM dilated "unmeasurable in length" strict hospital br put on mag sulf for 12 hrs likelihood of labor soon?
Only if you can be on strict bed rest with the bed tilted at least 30 degrees or more upside down this may make the baby head back off against the cervix then you can stay pregnant for few more weeks pressure to the cervix by the presenting parts will cause contractions
if you break water, the game is over
you can't take mag for too many weeks
good luck. ...Read more
39wks. Baby positioned, effaced but not dilated. Can't sleep, contractions are irregular yet strong/crampy. What's chance of labor or water breaking?
Very good. I'd say: You've rounded third and are very close to crossing home plate. Prepare. ...Read more
Check up appt and I'm 1cm dilated and 70% effaced is that normal at 36wks 5 days? How long does it normal take to be 100 percent
Ask many others: Please heed responses by personal physician and board-certified OBGYN physicians here. ...Read more
A long ways to go...: Dilated to 2cm: The bottom of the uterus (The cervix) is open about 3/4 of an inch. Fully dilated is 10cm. Effacement: The cervix is 4-5cm long. 50% effaced means that the cervix has thinned to 2 - 2.5cm. Station: When your Ob checks your cervix, he/she can feel a landmark called the Ischial Spine. When the fetal head is at this point it is at zero station. -3 Station means 3cm above. ...Read more
No telling...: The doctor who can truly predict the answer to the 'how much longer' question will rapidly become rich and famous. Until then, there is no way to know for sure. Best wishes. ...Read more
I went to the dr today and I was dilated to 3 and 70% effaced and now I'm having sharp back pains bad?
Nurses said I'm 80% effaced "very soft" but still only 2-3cm dilated (which I've been for a few weeks now. Why am I not dilating? What can I do to dilate?
I'm 2cm dilated and 70% effaced and they can feel head. How much longer until I will have the baby?
Is there anything I can take or do to help put me into labor in at a dilated to a three but not effaced
30w&4d today, got checked sat&i was 1 cm ¬ effaced, today I got checked again& im at 2 cm dilated& 50 effaced, baby is head down. How long do I have?
Hard to say: Was a Fetal Fibronectin or Cervical Length Ultrasound checked? More information is needed. Did your doctor express concern for preterm labor? If you are having regular contractions every 10 minutes, vaginal bleeding or leakage of fluid, you should immediately go to labor and delivery. ...Read more
Concerning: This is worrisome for your risk of pre-term delivery. Your doctor will probably be monitoring you more closely because of this and checking for any contractions. You may even be given some steroids to help with maturing the baby's lungs. This is more worrisome if this is your first pregnancy or if you have had previous preterm babies, miscarriages, abortions, or procedures on your cervix like LEEP ...Read more
16 yr is 35.2 weeks prg dilated to 6cm 100 effaced and 2+station on baby. Back labor every 4 min went to hsp the dr on call sent her home is this nrm?
I'm amazed by ur: Multi tasking- texting while in labor.I couldn't do that myself. I tried it several times without any success. There's a good chance that by the time I answered ur question, ur baby would have come out of that dark watery world in ur womb. Seriously speaking, d duration of ur labor depends upon d number of pregnancies u had. God bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/baby/tc/cervical-effacement-and-dilatation-. ...Read more
Million $ question.: Sorry, even with that information - can't tell you how much longer it will be until your deliver. ...Read more
Yes--it is possible: Being 4cm dilated and 80% effaced is a good place to start an induction all things being equal. It is worth noting that fetal station may also play a role. ...Read more
Term: At term the baby is entering the birth canal and can cause discomfort ...Read more
36w5d preg today. Received last p17 shot a week ago. Removed emergent cerclage 36w3d, 2-3cm dilated 60% effaced. Baby engaged. Approximately when deliver?
Impossible to say: Once a cerclage is removed it is normal to expect delivery very soon but it is possible that you will not go into labor until your due date. I have even had patients who had to be induced. Babies seem to come in their own time. There is just no way to know. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more
A ways to go...: To deliver a baby, the cervix needs to dilate to 10cm. It can still be a few hours after 10cm before baby delivers. A women who has had several children can get from 3cm to delivery fairly fast. If it is the first baby, it could take many hours (10 hours or a lot more). If you are 3cm and not in labor, you are getting close to going into labor. Best wishes! ...Read more
Not much: You need to let nature take its course and time will dilate you. If required, your dr. Can provide medication if they feel it is appropriate to help dilate you more fully. Congratulations and best wishes. ...Read more
How can I help myself go into labor I'm still in early labor because I'm 2 1/2cm dilated and 70% efface?
I was told today I am 80-90% effaced and 2.5cm dilated. ..this is my second child....will I go into labor soon?
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