Went to hospital yesterday and turns out I am 2cm dilated, I live in an upstairs apartment and have to walk 15 flights of stairs at least twice a day. I'm having a lot of pelvic pains and pressure below and was told it's only going to get worse. Should I be worried about dilating more/ going into labor? Sunday I'm having my baby shower and turn 35 weeks even if he comes early what are his chances of survival?
Chances are great and as far as I know most babies that are born at 34 weeks only spend a week or so in NICU and go on to be very healthy and normal - so don't worry too much.
And I wouldn't say being dilated now is a sign you may be early. I was 1-2cm dilated when at had a sweep at 40 weeks and labour didn't start for over a week. And that was my first internal exam - I could have been slightly dilated for weeks before.
A couple of ladies on here had their babies early in the week 30's. One of the ladies had her son naturally at 34 weeks and he was only in hospital as he was just a bit poorly - but usually if they're over 5lbs and no problems they send them home x
Thanks ladies, preemies run in my family. Just about everyone on my mom's side was born early so I have always been worried. My mom had my brother when he was 1lb and 7oz and as for me being dilated I'm just happy to have made it to my shower
As you can see in my siggy ive had my share of early babies. I have been 2cm dilated for 2 weeks now. But my cervix is long and im about half effaced so i can go further this time round. I am hoping sso. His chance of survival is pretty much 100% as long as he doesnt have abnormalities and defects and just was born a little early. Dont worry. At 35 weeks babys lungs are usually strong enough to breath on their own
You will likely not go into preterm labor. Most women are dialated 2 cms for more than a month prior to labor. In fact, women who have had a baby already can walk around most of their pregnancy being dialated a few cms. Dialation does not tell you when you'll go into labor, just that your body is getting ready. Most hospitals now don't even do cervical exams.
As for walking stairs, that's great exercise adn will not put you into preterm labor. Most women exercise all pregnancy long and still give birth around the average time.
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