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How many centimeters is it until they keep you? Mason'sMommy;Expecting Due July 26; 1 child; Weare, NH, United States 1256 posts
16th Jan '12

I'm 36 weeks and last week doctor checked me and I was 2 cms.
I'm wondering how many centimeters are you before you go into actual labor
and how many centimeters is it before they like, keep you in the hospital?

Jelly BOOBS! Seattle, Washington 872 posts
16th Jan '12

It's more an being in active labor or not. You can sit at 3-4 cm's for weeks and they still wont admit you.
Usually they will do a cervix check, have you walk around for an hour and if you're cervix changed then they would keep you.

Mamitita 4 kids; Louisiana 720 posts
16th Jan '12

I want to say 4. I walked around at 3cm for like 3 weeks... O_O

Anghellic Mama 4 kids; Iowa 1067 posts
16th Jan '12

my dr wont admit you unless you are contracting and dilating... so if you are at 4cms but not dilating she will give u the option of breaking your water or going home if you are past 39 weeks

Rea Due January 9 (girl); 3 kids; Missouri 4228 posts
16th Jan '12

psh....maybe 6? i had a friend walking around at a 4 or 5 . If you are ot in active labor and your water had not broke most will just let you go home.

L and K's Mommy 2 kids; 2 angel babies; South Carolina 5732 posts
16th Jan '12

I was 4cm and ended up being induced...

Allons-y Due January 29 (girl); 2 kids; Utah 2318 posts
16th Jan '12

One of my friends was at 5 cm for over a month with both her kids.

*~*Riley & Parkers Mama*~ Due January 18 (girl); 2 kids; Spring, Texas 10806 posts
16th Jan '12

My dr said 4, but when I went in for my 38 week check up I was 4 and she didn't admit me because I wasn't having regular contractions. I didn't go in until my water broke.

3 kids; nowhere, ca, United States 46959 posts
16th Jan '12

depends on if you are in active labor or not, I was admitted with my 1st when I was about 1cm, in active labor with broken water.

SerialKiller 2 kids; Virginia 23722 posts
16th Jan '12

I was 6 cm for a week and they didn't keep me.

♥ Monkey & Sour Pat 17 kids; Fremont, California 4355 posts
16th Jan '12

It all depends.When I went into the hospital at 40 weeks and 4 days I was 4 cm and they kept me. I was 35 months and 3 cm and in labor but they stopped the contractions.

Chesney Gandy Due April 16 (girl); 1 child; Oklahoma 7 posts
16th Jan '12

When i went in with my last i had taken castor oil and it made me start having contractions i was dialated to a 4 and 50 % effaced and they kept me! i didnt progress alot but they came in a ruptured my water and from there is was only a matter of time but i think it just depends on the doctor and the hospital!

JuliaE Missouri 182 posts
16th Jan '12

I'm walking around at a 4 (will be checked again tomorrow). They won't admit me until I'm in active labor, doesn't matter how far dilated I am.

Mason'sMommy;Expecting Due July 26; 1 child; Weare, NH, United States 1256 posts
20th Jan '12
Quoting Chesney Gandy:" When i went in with my last i had taken castor oil and it made me start having contractions i was dialated ... [snip!] ... in a ruptured my water and from there is was only a matter of time but i think it just depends on the doctor and the hospital! "

castor oil works!?

Carrie Sholes Due February 6 (girl); 19 kids; Maine 3 posts
3rd Jan '13

*Sometimes* castor oil works, but it can make it very...ahem...messy for the doctor who's delivering. It messes with your intestines and bowel movements.
Delivering doctors don't usually appreciate it. :) Besides, it's gross!