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3 cm Dilated! Cinnamon Hendricks Due November 29 (boy); 1 child; Shelbyville, Indiana 118 posts
14th Feb '11

I am 36 weeks pregnant and I am 3 cm dilated. I was wondering How long it took you to go into labor or have contractions after dilating. I have heard everything from "I went from 3 cm to 9 cm in 20 minutes" to "I was 3 cm for a month". Please share your experiences!!

Little_Discourage 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Kansas 31498 posts
14th Feb '11

I was 3 and 1/2 centimeters dilated for three weeks before I had my son. My OB swore up and down there was no way I'd make it to my due date. I went nearly a week overdue.

Mom of 2 Monkeys 2 kids; St. Louis, Michigan 18161 posts
14th Feb '11

i was at a 3.5 at 36 weeks and was there til 41w 2d's with my daughter and she was induced out

BABY AVAS MOMMY ♥ 17 kids; Shawnee, Kansas 210 posts
14th Feb '11

i went from 3cm to 9cm in a few hours!!! congrats :)

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 18956 posts
14th Feb '11

I was 3 cm for a month with 4 out of 6 of my pregnancies.

Nurseclaire Due March 11; 84 kids; Kansas 1068 posts
14th Feb '11
Quoting Cinnamon Hendricks:" I am 36 weeks pregnant and I am 3 cm dilated. I was wondering How long it took you to go into labor or ... [snip!] ... heard everything from "I went from 3 cm to 9 cm in 20 minutes" to "I was 3 cm for a month". Please share your experiences!!"


I don't think I went past 2 cm before I went into early labor...but how would I know...lol. I don't recall having any appts where I was dilated to 3 cm though with any of mine.

H134089 1 child; Arizona 157 posts
14th Feb '11

i was three cm for about two weeks... good luck tho! your body is doing its job right!

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
14th Feb '11

with my first. it took about 9 hrs to have her once i was 3cm



with the boys, it was within hours cause i was induced with them

John Mayer. 2 kids; Modesto, California 21992 posts
14th Feb '11

I was 3cm from 36 weeks, to 39 and 1 day, when I went into labor naturally.

♥LoveMyBoys+1♥ Due July 29; 2 kids; Montana 755 posts
14th Feb '11

I was at three for about a week. Then when I actually went into labor I went from 3 to 10 in about 6 hours.

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22162 posts
14th Feb '11

I was 4cm from 36wks until I had my daughter at 40w6d.

Weztlee and Whyitt EOM 2 kids; California 15993 posts
14th Feb '11

I never hit 3 cm either time until a few hours into labor. From there my first was born about 12 hours later, my second was born about 4 hours later.

Cinnamon Hendricks Due November 29 (boy); 1 child; Shelbyville, Indiana 118 posts
14th Feb '11

I just feel weird because I am 3 cm dilated and haven't even had any braxton hicks contractions. It's weird!!

Mom of 2 Monkeys 2 kids; St. Louis, Michigan 18161 posts
14th Feb '11
Quoting Cinnamon Hendricks:" I just feel weird because I am 3 cm dilated and haven't even had any braxton hicks contractions. It's weird!!"


its ur first.. you probably are having them and don't know... i didn't feel any BHs with my first either... and i didn't feel contractions til my water was broke.

Mama to three TTC since May 2013; 3 kids; Pennsylvania 215 posts
14th Feb '11
Quoting Cinnamon Hendricks:" I am 36 weeks pregnant and I am 3 cm dilated. I was wondering How long it took you to go into labor or ... [snip!] ... heard everything from "I went from 3 cm to 9 cm in 20 minutes" to "I was 3 cm for a month". Please share your experiences!!"


I walked around at 6 cm for like 3 weeks.