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Dilating question. Adrienne & Aubrey 2 kids; carrollton, GA, United States 1518 posts
5th Feb '13

Im Due Feb 17th. and yesterday i got checked at dr and was told i was dilated to 3 cm. she asked if i want my membranes stripped because im close and it will help it go faster so i said sure. n then she said okay now your at a 4. She said that if i didnt go into labor that night she was pretty sure it would be in a couple days, definitly before my due date. He is Really low so theres alot of pressure. I didnt cramp or have contractions. Only worse braxton hicks. This is my second so i can tell the difference. when i told my mom im dilated to 4 she was like OMG you are pretty much in labor and anyone i tell asks why im not at the hospital. My question is anyone been dilated to a 4 for awhile before going into labor? I dont feel like i will even have him this week. which im fine with hes not due yet. !

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
5th Feb '13

I was 5cm for weeks, went way over due

Mommy3/17 Due February 11; Japan 108 posts
5th Feb '13

I have been at a 4 for atleast two weeks if not longer

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" I was 5cm for weeks, went way over due"


Omigosh I've never heard of that! I was always told at 4cm you're in labor! Lol. Learn something new every day I guess

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
5th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lady GooGoo™:</b>" Omigosh I've never heard of that! I was always told at 4cm you're in labor! Lol. Learn something new every day I guess"</blockquote>




That's why women end up being induced then csectioned, "failure to progress" when in fact they aren't even in labor yet.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lady GooGoo
Mommy3/17 Due February 11; Japan 108 posts
5th Feb '13

I'm also 39 weeks now now so there's a good chance I will go over due :(

Adrienne & Aubrey 2 kids; carrollton, GA, United States 1518 posts
5th Feb '13

Oh Geez!! Yeah everyone is thinking the baby is coming within a couple days and im like i dont feel like it like my body n mind dont feel like hes coming that soon. which im fine with. with my daughter i was only dilated to 2 i believe and got my memebranes stripped on my due date and went into labor shortly after and had her the next day. and it feel like she did a better job at stripping membranes this time then my dr did with my daughter. who knows lol

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
5th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lady GooGoo™:</b>" Ugh. I'm not against induction if I were to go too far over due, I've been induced twice, but I would ... [snip!] ... naturally. The only reason I would ever opt for a C-section is if the baby is in distress and needed to come out immeadiatly."</blockquote>




What happens is they induce you, the pitocin causes the baby to go into distress leading to a c section, so yeah while a c section might not be the plan it's a very common end result.