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dialation ,,,, TTA since Jun 2012; California 34 posts
28th Apr '12

i loved bein prego!

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
28th Apr '12

If you are "dilating" only your doctor can tell you. If you are in pain, go in to be safe.

Buffy♥ 2 kids; Japan 3741 posts
28th Apr '12

It doesn't really matter if you are or not. I was at 4 cm for a while.
All that matters is if you are in active labor

Kim Myron Due June 9 (boy); 33 kids; Puyallup, Washington 54 posts
28th Apr '12
Quoting Heather otero:" so ima 31 weeks and have been having contractions there not like braxton hicks though they actually hurt ... [snip!] ... dialated or how to tell how much.all i know is that im scared if i really am because im to soon to start dialating arent i?"


I was half a fingertip dilated at 24 weeks and then at 31 weeks I was at a fingertip. And I keep getting braxton hicks all the time, shouldn't matter as long as your water hasn't broken or your having contractions.

Neens TTC since Dec 2008; Georgia 5578 posts
28th Apr '12

dilation, dilation, DILATION. dammit.

Kea O_O 4 kids; British Columbia 1480 posts
28th Apr '12

my BH contractions hurt, I even have to breath how they tell you to in labor or I don't get enough oxygen during them, people can also be dilated for weeks

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49352 posts
28th Apr '12
Quoting I'll Never Let Go:" It doesn't really matter if you are or not. I was at 4 cm for a while. All that matters is if you are in active labor"


No kidding! I was at 3 for weeks and even in active labor never made it past 6.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
28th Apr '12

Wait til your next appt and tell your doc. It's not too soon to start dilating.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
28th Apr '12
Quoting Heather otero:" so ima 31 weeks and have been having contractions there not like braxton hicks though they actually hurt ... [snip!] ... dialated or how to tell how much.all i know is that im scared if i really am because im to soon to start dialating arent i?"


keep your hands out. you don't know what you're feeling for.. you'll only freak yourself out.

Diam0nd InThe Dust 18 kids; New York 865 posts
28th Apr '12
Quoting snglemama:" keep your hands out. you don't know what you're feeling for.. you'll only freak yourself out."


Have the doctor check you if you want to know, you can give yourself an infection by checking yourself, please don't try to check yourself again!

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
28th Apr '12
Quoting beAutifulLiife:" Have the doctor check you if you want to know, you can give yourself an infection by checking yourself, please don't try to check yourself again!"


honestly.. I dont' worry about the infection. Seriously.. if it's ok to stick a p***s up there pregnant.. her own hand isn't going to hurt her.. it's her own body flora.

Diam0nd InThe Dust 18 kids; New York 865 posts
28th Apr '12
Quoting snglemama:" honestly.. I dont' worry about the infection. Seriously.. if it's ok to stick a p***s up there pregnant.. her own hand isn't going to hurt her.. it's her own body flora."


No i know lol, but i've read that checking your cervix and putting your fingers in your cervix to check for dialation could possibly cause infection, And that IF your going to do it, don't do it too much. When is your next doctors appointment OP?