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At 36 Weeks, How Far Dilated & Effaced Were You? BuggyBoo 2 kids; Pennsylvania 1047 posts
4th Sep '12

Last Thursday, at my 36 week check-up, I was 3 cm and 70% effaced. Obgyn said I could go at any time. I had been in preterm labor for weeks and they stopped my progesterone shots at 35 weeks. I had been given steroid shots at 28 weeks, when I first started dilating, to beef up her lungs, and they were able to hold me off, thank Goodness.



The past couple weeks I have been getting worse cramps, more mucous discharge, more contractions, tad bit of bleeding, diarrhea, vomiting, indigestion, and just tons of symptoms. I was wondering how far people were at their 36 week check up and how far they continued to get in their pregnancy?

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5670 posts
4th Sep '12

With my son i was dilated to 3cm at about 34 weeks. I dont know about how effaced i was. I had my son at 38 weeks, my water broke on its own.

V & E's Mom! 2 kids; Stockton, California 4782 posts
4th Sep '12

I wasn't at all I don't think. I didn't get checked til 39 weeks. And even then. Just 1 cm and 30% effaced. I was induced at 40 weeks. On my due date.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
4th Sep '12

Never believe doctors when they say " I don't think you'll make it until this time"
it gets your hopes up for jack shit lol



at 36 weeks with my daughter I was 5-6cm dialated and thinned.
She stayed in until 38 weeks.

BuggyBoo 2 kids; Pennsylvania 1047 posts
4th Sep '12
Quoting InkDMomma:" Never believe doctors when they say " I don't think you'll make it until this time" it gets your hopes ... [snip!] ... your hopes up for jack shit lol at 36 weeks with my daughter I was 5-6cm dialated and thinned. She stayed in until 38 weeks."


5-6? Holy shit! If I get to 5-6 I think they'll induce me, because I need to have a c-section and if they wait too long, I won't be able to have one. At least that was what they were kinda getting at I think.

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
4th Sep '12

At 36 I was barely a 1 and "super thick" as the Dr put it.

PrincessB 3 kids; Indiana 375 posts
4th Sep '12

I was 100% effaced less than 1 dialated. Dr said she didn't expect me back the next week. Water broke at 39 weeks got to the hospital 4 cm dialated after being less than 1cm the day before as well. Lil guy had his head in front of my cervix stopping any progression those 3wks.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
4th Sep '12
Quoting BuggyBoo:" 5-6? Holy shit! If I get to 5-6 I think they'll induce me, because I need to have a c-section and if ... [snip!] ... a c-section and if they wait too long, I won't be able to have one. At least that was what they were kinda getting at I think."


lol
my daughter just wanted to hang out. When I was in full blown labor I was 8cm dialated and my water was bulging out....refused to break... lol
The second they broke that shit I jumped to a 10 and out she came.

mama723 2 kids; Rockville, Maryland 408 posts
4th Sep '12

With my daughter i was about 2 cm dilated and 70 % effaced and ended up being induced at 41 weeks. My son, I got checked at 39 weeks and I was only a 1 and wasn't very soft, but went into labor that night!!

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11601 posts
4th Sep '12

I was 1cm dilated at 35 weeks, 4 days and no idea how effaced (must've not been paying attention at the OB for some reason). I went into spontaneous labor at exactly 36 weeks and delivered about eight hours later. It was pretty random and crazy but I had a healthy 6lb, 5 oz. baby boy.

Jordan & Liliana's Mommy 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Fort Belvoir, Virginia 11135 posts
4th Sep '12

I do not know effacement but I was 3cm dilated going into my emergency induction at late 36 weeks. My second child I was 2cm dilated at 25 weeks 3 at 30 weeks and 6 at 34 weeks when i had my emergency induction.



to add my cousin she was due yesterday (still pregnant today) She was 3cm and 75% effaced at 34 weeks doctors told her she would never make it to her due date and prepare to have an early baby.

KyliesMommy2012 Tokyo, Japan 1159 posts
4th Sep '12
Quoting BuggyBoo:" Last Thursday, at my 36 week check-up, I was 3 cm and 70% effaced. Obgyn said I could go at any time. ... [snip!] ... symptoms. I was wondering how far people were at their 36 week check up and how far they continued to get in their pregnancy?"

Aw you're due 3 days before me! Congrats! I just had my 36 week check up and am just at 1 cm :( But hey, it's something! I was nothing last week when I went to L&D with bad contractions 3-4 mins apart. I have heard doctors always tell you that you wont make it and just get your hopes up.

Momma Turner Due March 13 (girl); 1 child; Langley, Kentucky 17 posts
4th Sep '12

I was 5 cm and 85% effaced, but I had also went into preterm labor at 32 weeks. My doctor induced me at 37 weeks, she didn't want me walking around being 5-6 cm dilated!

Super Mommy! Costa Mesa, CA, United States 12816 posts
status 4th Sep '12

At 36 weeks I was 4cm, with DS..

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5670 posts
4th Sep '12

What does it mean to be effaced? With my son i dont ever remember my OB mentioning that word at all :/ And he hasnt mentioned it this time at all either.