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35 weeks pregnant 2 CM dilated 80 effaced with pre-term labor scare at 30 weeks, am I more likely to go into labor in days or weeks?

35 weeks pregnant 2 CM dilated 80 effaced with pre-term labor scare at 30 weeks, am I more likely to go into labor in days or weeks?

Unpredictable: If you've had vaginal births in the past or preterm births in the past, then the likelihood of early delivery is greater, but I have also had patients get up to 4cm and just stay that way for weeks, delivering ultimately at term. It is somewhat unpredictable, but with your cervix as it is, you should be closely followed by your OB. No steroids needed at this point. NICU care if born early. ...Read more

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31 weeks and 3cm dilate and 76% effaced is labor close?

31 weeks and 3cm dilate and 76% effaced  is labor close?

Depends: First pregnancy? Size of previous? Length of labor? What has been the progression? And accuracy of your dates. A number of important variables but effacing and dilating are always toward the end! ...Read more

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35.1 weeks preg, 3rd baby.3cm/80% effaced. Constant cramps/contracrions. How quick till active labor does it usually take? Does that start at 4cm?

35.1 weeks preg, 3rd baby.3cm/80% effaced. Constant cramps/contracrions. How quick till active labor does it usually take? Does that start at 4cm?

Hard to tell.: I have seen many women contract like you for days and weeks before going into active labor and delivering. The good news is that you are highly likely to have a vaginal delivery; the bad news is that it is likely to be before term, even if after 34 weeks. Take it easy, stay off your feet, hydrate yourself, remain in close proximity to your maternity hospital and have a delivery bag packed! ...Read more

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Does 50% effaced mean you will go into labor soon?

Does 50% effaced mean you will go into labor soon?

Effacement: Effacement is a term that describes how thin your cervix feels. Your doctor will determine the effacement when he or she checks your cervix. 50% means that it is approximately halfway thinned out, which is more favorable for a vaginal delivery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there anything i can take or do to help put me into labor in at a dilated to a three but not effaced

Is there anything i can take or do to help put me into labor in at a dilated to a three  but not effaced

Time: Much as we hate to admit it sometimes there is not much we can do outside of the hospital to hurry up labor. Once in the hospital the labour can be started, or hurried up by the actions of your OB doctor. Call the office and see if these methods might be appropriate for you. ...Read more

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39 weeks completed.90 effaced and 2.5 dialated.Any prediction?Any natural ways to imduce labor

39 weeks completed.90 effaced and 2.5 dialated.Any prediction?Any natural ways to imduce labor

Anxious 4 labor: Since we do not know completely what triggers natural labor to begin, it is difficult to give advice on how to quicken its appearance. Your cervix is very favorable for natural labor to begin soon but you can be dilated, as you are, for a number of weeks. Staying physically active is your best bet. Sexual activity makes the uterus contract but it doesn't seem too successful in starting labor. ...Read more