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Pregnant Dilated Effaced
Dilated and effaced: These terms refer to your cervix. 3 cm dilated means that the circumference of your cervical opening is 3 cm. Effacement refers to how flat your cervix is. A cervix can go to 10 cm or "fully dilated" and 100% effaced or "fully flattened". ...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
Could be: Or not. Especially if it is your first baby. You could stay that way for a while.! ...Read more
31 weeks pregnant, 2cm dilated, 50% effaced, docdoc didn't say totake it easy, any chance I will make it to full term? Should I worry?
Keep in contact: The signs you are experiencing suggest the possibility of early labor, so you need to keep in close contact with the OB and know when you should come in for evaluations. Early labor can and should be stopped if possible to allow baby a chance to avoid ICU care.I have seen several women make it to full term with this pattern. ...Read more
34 weeks pregnant 3cm dilated 50% effaced history of pre term babies have bloody show for 2 days. How long does bloody show last?
A short time: Bloody show only lasts a very short time, and in your case you need to contact your OB MD to be sure that is the cause of bleeding. ...Read more
37 weeks and 6 days pregnant. 4cm dilated. 60% effaced. Lost mucus plug. False labor yesterday. How much longer until true active labor?!
First or subsequent?: The onset of "true" labor is difficult to predict, however, sounds like you are very close. If you've had a vaginal birth before, it's likely to go faster the next time. If this is your first, then it could take an extra day or even week! Stay calm and let your contractions do their job. Your cervix will dilate, and/or your membranes will rupture! ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks pregnant 3cm dilated 70% effaced and had my membrane strip today is labor near? This is my 3 child and my mucus plug is out already.
35 weeks pregnant. 1cm dilated 30% effaced. Can sneezing cause further dilation? Scared of delivering preterm. : (
No: 1 cm. Dilated and 30% effaced is perfectly normal at 35 wk. Gestation and sneezing will not cause dilatation or labor. Fortunately for those with seasonal allergies, sneezing is not a cause for preterm births. :) Your concern tells me how lucky this baby is to have you for a mom. Hope this helps and best wishes to you both. ...Read more
37 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated, 100% effaced, station 0, lost mucus plug, feeling lots of vaginal pain today, how far away is labor?
37 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated, 100% effaced, station 0, vaginal pain, lost mucus plug, watery discharge all day today? Does this mean labor?
I'm not an OB, but..: Hi. Yeah, I'd say it sounds like that li'l sprout is on its way out! Give your OB a call! Good luck! ...Read more
I'm 39 weeks pregnant, 3cm dilated, and 90 % effaced. Does this mean it's easier for my water to break?
38 weeks pregnant. 2cm dilated and 60% effaced. Am I at the right point or should I be further along minding everybody's body is different?
Fine: You may certainly fall into the normal range category. Keep in very close contact with your OB as you are about to give birth! God Bless, best wishes. ...Read more
What to do if I'm 32 weeks pregnant, 3 CM dilated, 50% effaced, and I have been having a lot of contractions?
I am 38 weeks pregnant 3cm dilated and 100% effaced. I have lost my plug. How soon could I go into labor or I could I stay like this for weeks?
Soon: As described, you should be delivering soon at 100% effaced and 3 cm dilated, but rarely, these things can be delayed. Stay patient and keep up with your GYN, best wishes. ...Read more
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
39+ weeks pregnant, 3 CM dilated, 0% effaced - rock solid cervix as dr described. How long will it take to efface? In such discomfort w/ pelvic pres
I'm 39 weeks pregnant dilated to 1cm 60% effaced with contractions and a severe head ache for the last 2 days what can it be?
Check blood pressure: If you haven't seen your doctor today, it is important to get your blood pressure checked right away. Headaches can be caused by many factors, but headache can sometimes be the first sign of pre-eclampsia (toxemia). If your blood pressure is elevated, this is a very serious condition that poses an imminent threat to you and your baby, and requires immediate treatment. ...Read more
37 weeks pregnant, 2 cent. Dilated & 90% effaced also the babies head is really low and I feel pressure and period like cramps, wen will I go into labor?
Possible labor: If you are having those "cramps" or better say contractions very frequently (especially every 5-10 mins) it is time to get checked for progression. We cannot determine with certainty exactly at what point you will be in active labor since this varies from person to person. If you are having pain as often mentioned call your OB provider. ...Read more
39+ weeks pregnant, 3 CM dilated, 0% effaced - rock solid cervix as dr described. In such pain, discomfort (pelvic pressure, back pain)....Difficulty walking. 2nd baby....How long can I go on before cervix begins to soften? Dr willing to induce if I st
Depends on situation: Your question is a great one but was cut off. So your doctor is willing to induce under certain circumstances? I am not sure what he plans so cannot comment on the specific case. In general, a cervix that is 3 cm in someone who has had a previous vaginal delivery will efface by the due date. If discomfort, then some physicians will consider inducing labor (amniotomy, eg) each case varies though. ...Read more
37 weeks pregnant 3cm dilated 80% effaced lots of abdominal pain what should I do? I have no blood haven't lost plug & amniotic sac has not broken.
Call in: I would call your OB and discuss it with the on call team. You might need to come in for a check. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant 4cm dilated 50% effaced, ui, menstrual-like cramps lost mucus plus 1wk ago. Feeling of movement in vagina. Pains in groin. Hospital?
Likely soon: I tell my patients that when they are having painful contractions every 5 minutes for at least an hour or break the bag of water it's time to go to the hospital. I also tell them if they think the baby is coming to get checked. ...Read more
I am 36 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated, 50% effaced have lost mucus plug, have uterine irritability & just developed menstrual like cramps. Labor soon?
Maybe: If your contractions are regular approximately 5 minutes apart or your water breaks you should head to the hospital. ...Read more
Can baby kicks on the cervix dilate or efface it? My baby is breech and I feel like she's slaughtering me down there. 22w6d pregnant
No trap door: Your designer considered many contingencies in how to carry on the lineage. Jumping jacks and judo should be tolerable without difficulty. Should ask your ob, who might review your u/s just to be sure placenta also not low/previa, which might pose a theoretical concern. Happy baby. Sorry for the pain! ...Read more
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
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
Not thinning: You are due to deliver in about 4 weeks. This is probably not your first delivery if you cervix is open 3cm, but that's ok. Effacement is cervical thinning. Right now, your cervix is full and thick - maybe even an inch thick. That is going to get as this as a piece of paper and almost 6 inches around when you deliver! Pretty amazing! (and then go back). You are right on schedule with cervix status. ...Read more
I'm 37 weeks pregnant and I'm 3 CM dialated and 70% effaced does this mean I'm gonna be having my baby soon or could it still be weeks to come?
Could be anytime!: By that, I mean that you could go into labor tonight - or you might still be pregnant a month from now! Certainly, the fact that your cervix is 3 cm dilated and 70% effaced (thinned) is evidence that your body is getting ready. I had one woman who was 5 cm dilated for several weeks! Everybody thought that baby was just going to fall out! So do the best you can to be patient (!); time will pass. ...Read more
Is it a mistake to be induced at 38 weeks sharp? Husband can't be present if we wait. 2nd pregnancy. Cervix dialated but not effaced. Dr. Says "ok".
In the recent past, we were seeing increased admissions to the nicu because of 'social' inductions.
The american college of obstetricians and gynecologists do not recommend inductions at less than 39 weeks unless there is a medical issue like high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
Although you might have a high chance of successful induction, there is a slight increased chance of baby complications. ...Read more