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A fingertip dilated? user banned
12th Apr '11

If you were a fingertip dilated at a check before your due date, how long after that until you went into labor?



I was at the hospital on Sunday and Monday and am 70% effaced and a fingertip dilated. .baby isn't due for a while still, but it's possible for someone to remain a fingertip dilated for a while with no other progress, right??



TIA

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
12th Apr '11

You can be dilated for week and months before you go into labor

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
12th Apr '11
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" You can be dilated for week and months before you go into labor"


That's what I thought.
I was just concerned because I wasn't dilated when I went in. They kept me for contractions, and the day I left I was a fingertip dilated. I just dont want the contractions to keep dilating me, if they were the cause for that, KWIM?

bye bg!! 18 kids; California 17313 posts
12th Apr '11

8 weeks :?

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
12th Apr '11
Quoting bRee [livNblake]:" 8 weeks :?"


thats good news!

Party of FIVE! 3 kids; Romania 37562 posts
12th Apr '11

I was a fingertip at 26 weeks. I am 3-4 and 33 weeks. You will be fine. :) You can stay that way for a looooong time! :)

bye bg!! 18 kids; California 17313 posts
12th Apr '11
Quoting Faith ♥:" thats good news!"

yes! I was 31w and super worried. But you can also undilate, so tryyy not to stress too much. Are you on bedrest or anything?

Kari + Isaac & Rose Due February 15; 2 kids; Honolulu, Hawaii 10366 posts
12th Apr '11

I was a fingertip at 38wks.. at 39wks, i was still a fingertip, but while he was checking it stretched to 1.5cm LOL



went into labor a few days later (water broke at home)

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
12th Apr '11
Quoting Party of FIVE!:" I was a fingertip at 26 weeks. I am 3-4 and 33 weeks. You will be fine. :) You can stay that way for a looooong time! :)"


Okay, thats what I thought.
I just freak out so easily! I wasn't expecting any of that, I just went in for a NST since I have GD.
With LO I was dilated to 3 at my first check at 38 weeks and went into labor that night, but I have no idea how long I was like that because I never noticed any contractions or anything, so Im constantly worried the baby is just going to pop out one day LOL

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
12th Apr '11
Quoting bRee [livNblake]:" yes! I was 31w and super worried. But you can also undilate, so tryyy not to stress too much. Are you on bedrest or anything?"


Nope, not on bedrest.
They did a swab to see if it was pre-term labor and it came back negative, and the contractions (thats why I had to stay in the hospital) slowed down so they let me leave. I even get to still have sex! woo!

bye bg!! 18 kids; California 17313 posts
12th Apr '11
Quoting Faith ♥:" Nope, not on bedrest. They did a swab to see if it was pre-term labor and it came back negative, and ... [snip!] ... the contractions (thats why I had to stay in the hospital) slowed down so they let me leave. I even get to still have sex! woo!"

I was told to use condoms for sex because the cum can soften your cervix. and it sure worked! My 2nd pregnancy I stopped using condoms at 34w and I was 4cm by 38 weeks lol.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
12th Apr '11
Quoting bRee [livNblake]:" I was told to use condoms for sex because the cum can soften your cervix. and it sure worked! My 2nd pregnancy I stopped using condoms at 34w and I was 4cm by 38 weeks lol."


They didnt tell me to use condoms! I wonder if I should anyway. .
because I really dont want to. I think they wouldve mentioned it, though, since I asked about sex about 50 times while I was there. That was like my biggest concern LOL.

bye bg!! 18 kids; California 17313 posts
12th Apr '11
Quoting Faith ♥:" They didnt tell me to use condoms! I wonder if I should anyway. . because I really dont want to. I ... [snip!] ... wouldve mentioned it, though, since I asked about sex about 50 times while I was there. That was like my biggest concern LOL."

totally worked for me. I went into labor 3 times with my first at 22, 26 and 31w and my 2nd I used them the whole time and it didn't happen once! Unless hubs has super cum :?

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
12th Apr '11
Quoting bRee [livNblake]:" totally worked for me. I went into labor 3 times with my first at 22, 26 and 31w and my 2nd I used them the whole time and it didn't happen once! Unless hubs has super cum :?"


We havent used condoms at all though the entire time so I figure if it was going to do much, Id be more than a fingertip KWIM?
But that might be why Im 70% effaced. .

bye bg!! 18 kids; California 17313 posts
12th Apr '11
Quoting Faith ♥:" We havent used condoms at all though the entire time so I figure if it was going to do much, Id be more than a fingertip KWIM? But that might be why Im 70% effaced. ."

yeah, it just softens, not dilates, but softening leads to dilation :? up to you! It might not do anything for you. Hell, it could have been coincidence for me, but I'm still a believer :D