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Is it normal not to be dilated at 40 weeks?

Is it normal not to be dilated at 40 weeks?

Pregnancy Norms: Yes. Of course. I would hope you are reading your prenatal guide. Most obs i know recommend at least one guide for women who are pregnant where all of the common issues are covered so you don't drive yourself crazy with worry during this intense time. Babies come. This pregnancy will end soon. ...Read more

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40 weeks pg and 4cm dilated and 90% lost mucus plug..How much longer?

40 weeks pg and 4cm dilated and 90% lost mucus plug..How much longer?

Soon and very soon: More than likely you should be in spontaneous labor soon unless you are contracting and already in labor. Or, if desired. You would be an excellent candidate for some help by being admitted and artificially rupturing your membranes with or without Pitocin (oxytocin) to augment/start contractions. ...Read more

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What would make a patient inducible? -- can my ob induce me at 40 weeks if I am only 1cm dilated & 50% effaced?

What would make a patient inducible? -- can my ob induce me at 40 weeks if I am only 1cm dilated & 50% effaced?

Discuss options: Induction is possible but that wil depend on your obgyns philosophy, their schedule and hospital availability. Discuss the options with your doctor. ...Read more

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40 weeks 2cm dilated 50% thinned. Going to LD tomorrow for the baby to be checked out. Can i go into labor any time or should I asked to be induced?

40 weeks 2cm dilated 50% thinned. Going to LD tomorrow for the baby to be checked out. Can i go into labor any time or should I asked to be induced?

Any time: Sounds like you are almost there. You can asked to be induced...That is between you and your ob. Acupuncture can also get labor started if you are that ready (and at 40 weeks, i understand.). ...Read more

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How long after mucus plug will i go into labor if i'm 40 weeks and I have dilated 1cm and what can I do to get it started?

How long after mucus plug will i go into labor if i'm 40 weeks and I have dilated 1cm and what can I do to get it started?

Just have to weight: You have to weight and let nature take its course, soon your cervix will dilate more and your amniotic sac will break and real labour pains will end in a healthy baby good luck. ...Read more

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How long after mucus plug will I go into labor if i'm 40 weeks and I have dilated 1cm and what can I do to get it started ?

How long after mucus plug will I go into labor if i'm 40 weeks and I have dilated 1cm and what can I do to get it started 
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Soon: The time varies before active labor starts, but the plug loss is the beginning of the process prior to initiating labor. Mother nature is "in control" of when labor starts unless the OB does induction of labor with pitocin (oxytocin). ...Read more

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I'm 40 weeks pregnant and have not had any contractions in 3 weeks. I'm only 1cm dilated & 90% effaced how can I bring on contractions to help dilate?

I'm 40 weeks pregnant and have not had any contractions in 3 weeks. I'm only 1cm dilated & 90% effaced how can I bring on contractions to help dilate?

Talk to UR obstetrii: Postdated pregnancy? , if true by the usg estimation of gestation , talk to ur obs. Doc. After waiting for few day, less than a wk , they may plan induction of labor- medication induced vs caesar.S based on pelvic findings, any foetal distress, failure of induction with medications .There are still chance sthat your pregnancy can end up successfully in a normal labor. With 90 % effacement already. ...Read more

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I'm 40 weeks and only half a centimeter dilated why isn't my labor starting doctor talking about induction?

I'm 40 weeks and only half a centimeter dilated why isn't my labor starting doctor talking about induction?

Sometimes nature: Does not work right, if you were my pt and have good dates and the baby is not measuring too large on ultrasound, then i would induce you a a recent large study showed the best time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks, the meds we have now are safe and when i induce it works 99.9% of the time meaning it gets u into labor, the farther u go past due date the greater chance for a problem! ...Read more

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