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This my 2nd pregnancy 1 was medically induced never dilated past 2 CM this 1 i'm 38 weeks pregnant and still only 1 1/2 CM dilated what 2 do 2 dilate?

This my 2nd pregnancy 1 was medically induced never dilated past 2 CM this 1 i'm 38 weeks pregnant and still only 1 1/2 CM dilated what 2 do 2 dilate?

Exercise: Various exercises can help dilate your cervix. Simple walking around the block is helpful. Ding exercises with an exercize ball can also be hrlpful. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks tomorrow 1 CM dilated and 70% effaced. For the last 2 days have been having constant menstural like cramps and dull back pain. What to do?

I'm 38 weeks tomorrow 1 CM dilated and 70% effaced. For the last 2 days have been having constant menstural like cramps and dull back pain. What to do?

Time the Contraction: Time the contractions and if they become regular and under the guidelines your OB gave you you phone or page them for when to go to the labor room. ...Read more

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38 weeks 4 days 20% effaced 1-2 CM dialated had my membranes scraped today 4th baby. What are the chances of havicng baby within the next 3 days?

38 weeks 4 days 20% effaced 1-2 CM dialated had my membranes scraped today 4th baby. What are the chances of havicng baby within the next 3 days?

Labor: You are definitely labor ready, but when you will go into labor is anybody's guess. Membrane stripping doesn't always help, particularly prior to 40 weeks. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnany.And.Dialated to 1 1/2 cm.Is.It safe to have sex?

I am 38 weeks pregnany.And.Dialated to 1 1/2 cm.Is.It safe to have sex?

Yes: Definitely safe. So long as it's comfortable for you, it's safe for the pregnancy. Some women have said that they go into labor after intercourse. Many studies have tried to prove that, however, there's no evidence to suggest that having sex at term can induce labor. ...Read more

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What can I do so i can dilated faster? Im 1cm dilated, 50% effaced. 38 weeks preg.

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

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I'm 38 weeks and 3 day only 1 c dilated and the baby head still up high what can I do to progress?

I'm 38 weeks  and 3 day  only 1 c dilated and the baby head still up high what can I do to progress?

Not much: What did your OB say you can walk, hopefully head will come down because it may be too high cause the baby is too large for your pelvis- that happens a lot, if u were my pt , i would do an ultrasound for an estimated fetal weight and if too large would offer u csection, and if not too large, would induce you by 40 weeks at the latest, a recent study showed ideal time to deliver for baby 39-40 wks. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks dilated to 2 and 80% efffaced, I have very painful contractions every 5 mins. Time to go in?

I am 38 weeks dilated to 2 and 80% efffaced, I have very painful contractions every 5 mins. Time to go in?

Yes: It is highly likely you'll be admitted for delivery. Sometimes, on arrival at l&d, the contractions diminish and if all is fine with baby after an hour of monitoring the baby's heart, you could go home. For most, it may be time to break the bag of water and proceed to the process of birth. ...Read more

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38 weeks with my first . 2cm dilated and 50% effaced, feeling slightly nauseous with regular contractions that aren't painful. When will she be here?

38 weeks with my first . 2cm dilated and 50% effaced, feeling slightly nauseous with regular contractions that aren't painful. When will she be here?

Difficult to predict: It could be any day, but some women have cervical change consistent with what you describe for days or even weeks before delivery. At this stage of pregnancy, every day that you remain pregnant is better for the baby. Although considered full term at 38 weeks, babies delivered at 39-40 weeks have been found to have fewer health problems. When contractions get painful, go to hospital. Good luck ...Read more

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Can drinking caffeine help start labor? I'm 38 weeks 4 days 2cm dilated and 50% effaced

Can drinking caffeine help start labor? I'm 38 weeks 4 days 2cm dilated and 50% effaced

Not reliably: Probably more likely to give you palpitations and the baby a super-charged energy spell which will result in in-uterine olympics, much to your discomfort. Women have been trying to speed along process for 1000s of years. ...Read more

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38 weeks and 4 days.had dr apt 3 hrs ago and he checked cervix dilated 2cm effaced 50%.having contractions since he checked me.could this cause labor?

38 weeks and 4 days.had dr apt 3 hrs ago and he checked cervix dilated 2cm effaced 50%.having contractions since he checked me.could this cause labor?

Cervical Check: Yes, a cervical check can stimulate contractions and labor. It is a good idea for you to contact your doctor for instructions or go to labor and deliver for an evaluation. ...Read more

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2cm dilated 80% effaced thursday. Lower back pain x2 days irregular contractions. Tired/ not hungry. Labor? Should i go to hospital 38 weeks 4 days

2cm dilated 80% effaced thursday. Lower back pain x2 days irregular contractions. Tired/ not hungry. Labor? Should i go to hospital 38 weeks 4 days

Not active labor: At term, most physicians recommend patients go to the hospital once they are having regular contractions, at least every 10 minutes, that have continued in that pattern for at least 1-2 hours and are perceived as getting stronger. Actual labor occurs only when there is cervical change--thus, that is what is evaluated on labor and delivery. As long as the baby continues to move well, await labor. ...Read more

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Currently 2cm dilated, soft cervix, and baby at - 2. What more can I do to get this labor going?! Currently 38 weeks and baby already 9 lbs

Currently 2cm dilated, soft cervix, and baby at - 2. What more can I do to get this labor going?! Currently 38 weeks and baby already 9 lbs

Patience: The main thing to do is be patient. All babies come out eventually. Intercourse sometimes helps stimulate labor. Walking and being active sometimes helps too. ...Read more

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My sister is 38 weeks and her contractions are 2 mins apart and back to back and she has not dilated. does she have to have a c-section?

My sister is 38 weeks and her contractions are 2 mins apart and back to back and she has not dilated. does she have to have a c-section?

Unknown: She needs to be frequently assessed to determine the health status of the baby. As she gets closer to 40 weeks there are other ways to help the cervix dilate. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks and I have had 90mLs of castor oil I'm 2cm dilated could this bring on labour, I feel selfish now I have done this but I'm so fed up ?

I'm 38 weeks and I have had 90mLs of castor oil I'm 2cm dilated could this bring on labour, I feel selfish now I have done this but I'm so fed up ?

Castor Oil: No harm, however I am not aware of any study that shows it helps. Do not feel guilty, I have not talked to any woman at 38 weeks who does not want it to be OVER!
Best of luck, and remember you are near the end. I hope your delivery is smooth. ...Read more

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Im 38 weeks preg. Passing too much gas, already dilated and 50% effaced. Am i going into labor soon?

Im 38 weeks preg. Passing too much gas, already dilated and 50% effaced. Am i going into labor soon?

Labor: Already dilated? How much are you dilated? It depends on cervical dilation and cotractions. If you are having contractions q 5 minutes and you are dilating probably you are on labor. ...Read more