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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 1294 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 b**bs! 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 1294 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!