3cm for 3 weeks.....

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  1. Squeaker2803

    Squeaker2803 New Member

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    :cry: Todays dr. appt was so diappointing. I am still 3cm dilated for the 3rd week in a row. I am now 80% effaced but I was really hoping things would be further along now. This is my 2nd and I'm so pooped. My 2 yr old (in a few days) is wearing me out even more, along with the fatigue from the end of the pregnancy. I just feel like I can't get things done during the day. Any others out there have the same problem? If so...how long until you went into labor? I'm 37 1/2 weeks along now.
     
  2. mummymadness

    mummymadness Mummy to 4

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    I have 3 under 5 hun and totally feel your pain **Hugs** I am ready willing and waiting lol. xxxx
     
  3. Sophist

    Sophist Well-Known Member

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    I was at 3cm from 36w on with my daughter (also my second baby). She was born at 40+6.
     
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    Squeaker2803 New Member

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    I can't see any replies..
     
  5. Marlarky

    Marlarky Mommy&Expecting!!!!!!!!!!

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    Remember that effacing is half the battle! You pry know this already, but Im gonna say it anyway (So that I feel smart :haha:) . During labor, it takes so long because your cervix is trying to efface and dialate at the same time. If youre close to 100% effaced already, you will finish effacing relatively fast, so that your cervix only has to dialate now. And that will make dialation go much faster and you will probably have a really short transition phase!!!

    So be glad you are as far as you are! Even though this is only my first and I'm not expected to really dialate/efface early, its stll dissappointing to hear that Im not dialated at all, and only a little bit effaced.

    Good luck!!
     
  6. blessedmomma

    blessedmomma Well-Known Member

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    absolutely right! and my OB told me that how much effaced you are is a bigger indicator of impending labor than being dilated. i usually walk around dilated between 2-4 cm weeks before labor, so i feel your pain hun....
     
  7. readynwilling

    readynwilling Jadyn & Tyler's Mom

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    Im only on my first, but i was told at my prenatal classes that your body has to completely efface before it will dilate beyond 3-4 cm. So the fact your almost compeletly effaced is great! Both :spermy: and Evening primrose oil have the hormone in them that causes the cervix to efface... so either of those could help!
     
  8. PrayinForBaby

    PrayinForBaby Haley's Mommy =)

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    I was 1cm 0% from 30+5 to 34+3 when I went to 3cm 0% and then at 37+6 when I went to the hospital to be induced I was 5cm 90% and had no idea I was in labor lol Good luck! It could be a while!
     

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