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I am only 23 weeks and 1 day pregnant and 4 CM dielated and having contractions and my doctor said I am fine ?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Does not make sense

Are you sure this is what the doctor said? That does not make sense.
If you are 4 cm dilated at 23 weeks then you need to be in the hospital as your risk of preterm delivery is astronomically high. I am wondering if the doctor was talking about a 4 cm cervical length? If so that would actually confirm that things are ok. Length is dif than dilation. Confirm with doc immediately.

In brief: Does not make sense

Are you sure this is what the doctor said? That does not make sense.
If you are 4 cm dilated at 23 weeks then you need to be in the hospital as your risk of preterm delivery is astronomically high. I am wondering if the doctor was talking about a 4 cm cervical length? If so that would actually confirm that things are ok. Length is dif than dilation. Confirm with doc immediately.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Excellent advise for surprising recommendation. Very possible that you misunderstood doctor but you really need to be sure.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sounds wrong..

If you are feeling contractions, but even if you are not feeling any and are at 4 cm cervical dilatation at 23w1d, you are headed for a previable or extremely preterm delivery and should seek expert maternal-fetal medicine help as soon as possible! go to your nearest er for prompt care!

In brief: Sounds wrong..

If you are feeling contractions, but even if you are not feeling any and are at 4 cm cervical dilatation at 23w1d, you are headed for a previable or extremely preterm delivery and should seek expert maternal-fetal medicine help as soon as possible! go to your nearest er for prompt care!
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