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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 13:50 PM   1
HayleyZahra
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My cervix is starting to open and LONG what does this mean dont get what LONG means


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I just got back from my visit, i asked to have my cervix checked as ive been having so many BH, anyway my cervix is starting to open they said im about a finger so probably 1cm dilated and its long WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, i dont get the long part!

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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 13:56 PM   2
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Also should my cervix be opening this soon? i havent noticed a bloody show but been having alot of snotty looking discharge!

When does most peoples cervix start to open

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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 15:11 PM   3
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i read that they do dilate slightly sometimes and your cervix is long so it hasnt started effacing yet, and mucus discharge is normal as long as it doesnt smell. Doctors dont routinely do internals so most people wouldnt know if they were slightly dilated. Hopethis helps xx



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 15:14 PM   4
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i read that they do dilate slightly sometimes and your cervix is long so it hasnt started effacing yet, and mucus discharge is normal as long as it doesnt smell. Doctors dont routinely do internals so most people wouldnt know if they were slightly dilated. Hopethis helps xx
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 15:36 PM   5
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Hi there! That is very similar to me...

I had an external exam at 31 weeks because of complaints about pressure, and was discovered to be almost 3 cm dialated (and the Dr was quite worried, and I got put into the hospital for observation, and steroid shots for early labor, and put on procardia to stop contractions). I also went to a perinatologist, who did an internal ultrasound, and he said that my cervix was still long, so that was great.

The cervix will shorten as you get closer to labor. So, the fact that mine was long meant that even though I was dialated, I still had a good shot of not going into labor right away.

I was put on bed rest, btw, after I went home, because of how dialated I was. I have a follow up ultrasound tomorrow to check my cervix again.



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 15:39 PM   6
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I think it would be normal to be 1cm dialated. I've seen many women be dilated for weeks/months and not progress much. I'm not sure if im dilated as they don't check it till 36 weeks, but im going to ask if she will check at the 35 week appointment.



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 16:37 PM   7
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With your last baby did you have a vaginal delivery? That would account for the 1cm cervix as it never closes up as tight again after a baby.

Long just means that your cervix hasn't started to efface (thin out) yet, and you have to efface before you can effectively dilate.

I wouldn't be worried if I were you



 
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