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Looking for personal experiences :) Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
13th Mar '13

Okay, I had my first cervical check today and he said I'm 3 cm dilated and 40% effaced. He said that I'm "still high." I have never heard that before, so I'm not entirely sure what it means. Anyway, with my son, at 41 weeks I was NOT dilated and still went into labor (regular contractions 2 minutes apart, couldn't talk through them).



SO...How long did it take you to go into labor when you were dilated and effaced? I'm hoping this kid bakes for another 3 weeks at least, do you think my odds are good?

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
13th Mar '13

Could be hours could be weeks. I was a 3 and contracting every 3-5 minutes for 5 weeks.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting I'm Marbles:" Could be hours could be weeks. I was a 3 and contracting every 3-5 minutes for 5 weeks."


Oh my, I couldn't imagine that! I've been regularly contracting, but they haven't been really too bad.

Red Bottom TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15307 posts
13th Mar '13

Dilation and effacement have no correlation as to when you'll go into labor.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bogey Woman:</b>" Oh my, I couldn't imagine that! I've been regularly contracting, but they haven't been really too bad."</blockquote>




What's worse is I was contracting from 14/15 weeks until I delivered. Talk about fun.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting I'm Marbles:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Bogey Woman:</b>" Oh my, I couldn't imagine that! I've been ... [snip!] ... really too bad."</blockquote> What's worse is I was contracting from 14/15 weeks until I delivered. Talk about fun."


Holy cow :shock:

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" Dilation and effacement have no correlation as to when you'll go into labor. "


:cry: Well THAT'S discouraging lol I didn't know that.

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3485 posts
13th Mar '13

With my first I was 3cm and like 80% effaced at 38ish weeks, he was born at 39 weeks 6 days.



With my second I started dilating at 31weeks. By 37 weeks I was 3 cm and 39 weeks 5 cm and 100% effaced, I had her at 40 weeks.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bogey Woman:</b>" Holy cow :shock:"</blockquote>




Yeah needless to say it was scary and I almost lost my son a few times.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting I'm Marbles:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Bogey Woman:</b>" Holy cow :shock:"</blockquote> Yeah needless to say it was scary and I almost lost my son a few times."


Wow, I really wouldn't wish that on anyone. I'm glad you both came through.

Red Bottom TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15307 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Bogey Woman:" :cry: Well THAT'S discouraging lol I didn't know that."


LOL sorry darling.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" LOL sorry darling. "


:) I would rather know now because I was worried she wouldn't hang on for much longer.

Red Bottom TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15307 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Bogey Woman:" :) I would rather know now because I was worried she wouldn't hang on for much longer. "


I was 100% effaced and went overdue haha

Mum to Adam+Jacob 3 kids; Turkey 1549 posts
14th Mar '13

I was totally closed up, not effaced, no contractions ect at 39-40 weeks with my first born, the day i had him i went from 1cm to having him in hours x