40 weeks pregnant, contractions 5 minutes apart & not dilated?
My due date was yesterday. This morning I went to the doctor and they told me I was not dilated at all and only 75% effaced. I have been having strong labor symptoms for days, and was spotting all day yesterday which I think was due to my mucus plug/bloody show. Tonight I am having contractions that are getting stronger about 5 minutes apart.. they are really painful. and are getting closer. I just got checked today..so I don't know what to do. I have been having so many false signs lately.. Do you think I could of dilated in a matter of hours? They scheduled me to be induced on Monday the 15th today as well..
Well, yeah, you can dilate pretty dang quickly.
If they are getting closer together and stronger go in. You can dilate in a matter of minutes.
hopefully it means baby soon but that makes me jealous haha. i have been having crazy pains adn stuff but when i went to the hospital they said it wasnt contractions and i came home and since then just waiting to see if i feel contractions for real.
yes, you can dilate that quickly. For personal comfort reasons (your own shower, food/drink readily available, comfy bed) I personally recommend you wait til they are 3-4 min apart til you go in.