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Effacement And Dilation During Pregnancy
Can a person dilate fully to 10cm during pregnancy and not know? Can waters break and a person misses it somehow?
Sure but: I have seen a few patients come in to the hospital ready to deliver and they did not think they were really that far along. A few times patients have delivered at home not thinking they were laboring so fast. These are certainly the exceptions to the the normal course of labor ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I had one doctor say yes and another say no so can running during pregnancy cause preterm labor ? Can running cause the cervix to dilate ?
How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!
Yes: It is safe to do this.Get a more detailed answer ›
1 cm dilated: You can be one cm dilated until u deliver the baby 5-6 weeks from now. If this is your first pregnancy and the baby has engaged to the birth canal this can happen. Unless you are having contractions, there is no reason to think it will dilate further. Also, it matters how "effaced" or thinned out the cervix is. ...Read more
Is it more likely for your cervix to thin and dilate quicker with 4 pregnancy ? First 3 all normal and successful
Good question: That's such a good question, and the answer is complicated. In my experience, women who had a lot of deliveries oftentimes the cervix will be the same for weeks on end and then will change suddenly. That is, labor when it comes causes rapid changes to the cervix. I'm like a woman's first delivery where the change is more methodical. ...Read more
Can brackstonhicks dilate your cervix at end of pregnancy coz my husband checked and he can get 2 fingers in?
YOUR HUSBAND: Should not be checking your cervix unless he is your doctor ! if you have already had 5 births it is common for your cervix to be dilated some toward term please discuss with your OB and let your OB check if your OB thinks that is indicated for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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