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39 weeks pregnant and 3 cm dilated with my 4th, how much longer till he's ready?

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Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Soon, very soon...

Your baby is probably "ready" and your cervix seems to be also but not the contractile muscles of your uterus.
Science has not found a reliable way to predict the onset of labor yet in nullipara nor in multiparous women like you. Discuss "nipple stimulation" and "stripping of the membranes" with your obstetrical team or remain patient and hopeful.

In brief: Soon, very soon...

Your baby is probably "ready" and your cervix seems to be also but not the contractile muscles of your uterus.
Science has not found a reliable way to predict the onset of labor yet in nullipara nor in multiparous women like you. Discuss "nipple stimulation" and "stripping of the membranes" with your obstetrical team or remain patient and hopeful.
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