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baby dropped, help dilation? Momma of two March Boys 3 kids; Idaho 778 posts
8th Feb '08

So my baby has dropped to station 0 but I'm not dilated at all. (I'm effaced a lot though)
Will him being so low help start dilating me? Or does this have nothing to do with it?

Ethan & Alex's mummy 2 kids; Brisbane, Australia 7522 posts
8th Feb '08

ok I feel really stupid..



what does effaced mean....

Momma of two March Boys 3 kids; Idaho 778 posts
8th Feb '08

the cervix has thinned out...

It goes from 0%-100%.
100% means the cervix is paper thin and the baby should be there very soon!
I'm 90% effaced.
But in order for you to be in full labor you need to be both effaced and dilated.

and usually first time mom's efface before they dialate.

crewscrystal 3 kids; Morganton, North Carolina 4263 posts
8th Feb '08
Quoting rbrittner:
Momma of two March Boys 3 kids; Idaho 778 posts
8th Feb '08
Quoting crewscrystal:
Meggan_2ndbaby 1 child; New Mexico 162 posts
8th Feb '08

effaceed means how much ur cervix is thinned out I think ... I think him dropping will help but don't quote me on that cuz I am not sure lol

Joseph & Ben's Mommy!! 4 kids; Emory, Texas 2537 posts
8th Feb '08

Try Sex!! Sperm is supposed to help also the contracting of orgasm can start labor. Try walking too, go for a few short walks couple times a day. Good luck!! ****LABOR DUST****

{Noah & Lucas' Mommy} 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Nebraska 46991 posts
8th Feb '08
Quoting Chunkeymonkeyzmummy:
Smexy Nugget 19 kids; Indiana 4678 posts
8th Feb '08

well, i hope it does for you, but my baby was dropped to a 0 station for like a month! I don't wish that upon anyone!

{Noah & Lucas' Mommy} 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Nebraska 46991 posts
8th Feb '08
Quoting rbrittner:
Sweet Sara 2 kids; Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 772 posts
8th Feb '08
Quoting SheilaR:
Krissy Marissy 3 kids; California 2991 posts
8th Feb '08

I wouldn't want to go yet either...you are still a month out and you probably are not dialating because the baby is not ready yet. Walking does help but take it easy, I wouldn't wish for you to go into labor so early but when you are ready I wish you the best of luck!

Joseph & Ben's Mommy!! 4 kids; Emory, Texas 2537 posts
8th Feb '08
Quoting Sweet Sara:
*Mommy to a Prince* 1 child; Florida 968 posts
8th Feb '08

My baby boy dropped and I'm due March 7th.. I won't know til Tuesday if I've dialated any but I don't really care if I have.. I just want him to come when he's ready. No hurrying here.

Sweet Sara 2 kids; Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 772 posts
8th Feb '08
Quoting SheilaR: