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How to dilate faster Kendra Mell Due January 13; 16 kids; Carrolltown, Pennsylvania 8 posts
19th Dec '12

I am a centimeter dilated and I have been for 1 month now I have been having real strong contractions and I went to the doctors today and still no change anyone know how I can dilate faster

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59965 posts
19th Dec '12

You're only 35-36 weeks pregnant? If so, it may take some time.

TRISHA =] 2 kids; California 3368 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting Kendra Mell:" I am a centimeter dilated and I have been for 1 month now I have been having real strong contractions and I went to the doctors today and still no change anyone know how I can dilate faster"


Patience. I am 39 weeks and 1 cm dilated. your body will dilate at its own speed

Kendra Mell Due January 13; 16 kids; Carrolltown, Pennsylvania 8 posts
19th Dec '12

I am 36 weeks but my doctor said its ok to go now since I have had contractions for 1 month and they won't stop so I hurt all the time and I figured if I would dilate more I would be able to get the contractions to stop

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
19th Dec '12

When your body wants you to have a baby, it'll do it. I'd recommend waiting a few weeks to actually want it to happen though because babies aren't actually classed as full term until 37 weeks :)

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
19th Dec '12

have your baby come out.
it doesnt matter whether you're 0 cm dilated or 4 cm dilated, your baby will come when it's done cooking. I'd bank on about 40 weeks pregnant.

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59965 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting Kendra Mell:" I am 36 weeks but my doctor said its ok to go now since I have had contractions for 1 month and they ... [snip!] ... and they won't stop so I hurt all the time and I figured if I would dilate more I would be able to get the contractions to stop"


Dilate more = go into active labor, contract more. Yaknow, before giving birth.



However... you can contract for a long time before making progress. Pregnancy is not always fun, and maybe you will go into labor soon. But there's really no way to rush your body.

Fertile Mertile + D & C 2 kids; Sumter, SC, United States 37083 posts
19th Dec '12

Just wait, your baby will be here soon. The brain develops a lot still in the last few weeks.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13935 posts
19th Dec '12

It make just take time. But when my daughter was finally engaged (and her head was pushing on my cervix), when I did squats or bounced on a medicine ball while watching tv, it helped me dilate. Just less work ya have to do in labor.

Kendra Mell Due January 13; 16 kids; Carrolltown, Pennsylvania 8 posts
19th Dec '12

His head is there and ready to come he's been in position for 2 weeks now and that's why I have so much problems

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59965 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting Kendra Mell:" His head is there and ready to come he's been in position for 2 weeks now and that's why I have so much problems"


And? It can still take time. I know it's hard to be patient, but there is no way to rush it. If he was anxious to come, he would come. But apparently he is not, and that's okay.

miss mandiie 1 child; Windsor, Ontario 1822 posts
19th Dec '12

time will help you dilate :lol:

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13935 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting Kendra Mell:" His head is there and ready to come he's been in position for 2 weeks now and that's why I have so much problems"


some people don't dilate at all until they are in active labor :?
being dilated isn't going to mean you will have him early.

Fertile Mertile + D & C 2 kids; Sumter, SC, United States 37083 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting Kendra Mell:" His head is there and ready to come he's been in position for 2 weeks now and that's why I have so much problems"


They can ready really early. Just because he's head down and you think he's ready, doesn't mean he's ready to actually come out. Just enjoy your last few weeks without a newborn in the house.

TRISHA =] 2 kids; California 3368 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" some people don't dilate at all until they are in active labor :? being dilated isn't going to mean you will have him early."


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