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2cm 70% effaced Victoria Celeste K Due May 10; Japan 4 posts
3rd May '13

39 weeks pregnant tomorrow..
got checked at the doctor yesterday i was 1cm and 70%. Around midnight i lost my mucus plug and started having contractions, went to the hospital, got checked i am now 2cm and 80% but not in active labor my contractions are still irregular. how long till labor?

5 years= 5kids Due November 2; 4 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 2287 posts
3rd May '13

Could be 2 weeks could be 2 hours.. Sucks, but dialation doesn't really count until you hit a 5.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting 5 years= 5kids:" Could be 2 weeks could be 2 hours.. Sucks, but dialation doesn't really count until you hit a 5. "

This. Even at 5cm I wasnt in active labor and they gave me the option of going home or breaking my water.

5 years= 5kids Due November 2; 4 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 2287 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" This. Even at 5cm I wasnt in active labor and they gave me the option of going home or breaking my water."


They would never let me go home at a 5. They told me, risk of infection was too great.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting 5 years= 5kids:" They would never let me go home at a 5. They told me, risk of infection was too great. "

My water wasnt broke so they didnt really see it as any more of a risk then the 4cm I had been for 2 weeks.

5 years= 5kids Due November 2; 4 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 2287 posts
3rd May '13

Well, I got screwed lol

♥Mj&Daryl♥ 2 kids; Spokane, Washington 2392 posts
3rd May '13

Unfortunately dilation and effacement mean nothing when it comes to when you will go into labor. I sat at a 3 and 100% for 2 weeks before I went into labor.



Just sit tight :) You're almost 39 weeks, you could still have 3 weeks before you meet your LO. Rest rest rest!

momma of 6 =) Due October 5; Katy, Texas 37 posts
3rd May '13

Have sex!!! =) but the ladies above there's no way of knowing for sure but being 80% effaced sex COULD help.