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Would l&d keep you at 100% effacement? Other questions. CokiMonsta 1 child; Virginia 341 posts
12th Jun '13

So my moms been a nurse 30 years (did learn about l&d) had 3 kids.
She was trying to debate this with me so I need some clarification.



She said that at 100% effacement, regardless of dilation l&d would keep you because labor can progress so fast after that point.
I said really? Because I've heard of people walking around 90-100% effaced and if not in active labor they get told to go home. Then I brought up how unless you are dilated to a certain point like maybe 4-5 they usually send me home and she said I was crazy.



She said when she was having me she was 100% effaced 2cm dilated and they kept her though she was not progressing at all. She said they gave her an epidural to progress labor. I told her maybe she confused it with labor inducing drugs because from what I've heard epidurals (too soon?) can slow down labor. She said it relaxed her muscles and she immediately progressed afterwards.




She's freaking out because 36 weeks 1cm dilated and 65% effaced and I kept trying to tell her that's normal, I can stay this way for weeks (though just last week I wasn't effaced or dilated).
Anybody want to clarify?

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4773 posts
status 12th Jun '13

I was 100% effaced and 1cm dilated for 3 weeks with my 2nd baby and l&d refused to admit me. Of course, my OB and that hospital were horrible and they are lucky that they didn't get reported because my baby was in distress when they finally admitted me 4 days AFTER my due date.

♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
12th Jun '13

I was 100% effaced for 2-3 weeks before I delivered. They almost didn't admit when I got to the hospital because I was only 3.5 cm dilated, even though I was having contractions 3 min apart. They admitted me because I had a fever, random high bp, and had my bloody show while being examined. DD was born 7hrs after I got to the hospital.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
12th Jun '13

Only if you are in active labor, and they would probably keep high risk mothers, too.

Lilia's Mama (TTC#2) TTC since Aug 2013; 1 child; Florida 3592 posts
12th Jun '13

Epidural to progress labor? No. That's a pain med. do you mean pitocin?

CokiMonsta 1 child; Virginia 341 posts
12th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" I really think it depends on the L&D staff as well as your Midwife and/or Dr on whether or not they ... [snip!] ... for chit chat, I've always been told it's based on contractions being 5 min or less apart is what classifies as "active labor"."</blockquote>
What I said almost word by word haha, she told me
"Labor is active, you mean progressive labor!"
XD

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
12th Jun '13

I was 3cm and 90% effaced when I was admitted.



I think it's entirely dependent upon the admitting doctor.

CokiMonsta 1 child; Virginia 341 posts
12th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lilia's Mommy:</b>" Epidural to progress labor? No. That's a pain med. do you mean pitocin?"</blockquote>
I told her an epidural can slow labor down if given too soon and it's for pain.
She said they gave her pitocin it did nothing , so they gave her an epidural apparently it relaxed her muscles and she proceeded to quickly have me after that....but I reallllly think they gave her something else for induction not an epidural....

*Soon 2B G0rda* Due December 24 (boy); 4 kids; Mexico 9168 posts
status 12th Jun '13

They only keep you if you are in active labor or have a potential risk/complication to the fetus.




You would have to make some sort of progress in 1-2 hour time i.e



going from 2-3 cm for them to keep you

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
12th Jun '13
Quoting CokiMonsta:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lilia's Mommy:</b>" Epidural to progress labor? No. That's a ... [snip!] ... proceeded to quickly have me after that....but I reallllly think they gave her something else for induction not an epidural...."


Yeah, they told me that the epidural can actually slow down labor.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
12th Jun '13

Nope I was 100% from 30 weeks till 34 weeks when my water broke and I was home besides pre-term labor runs...

👣 Lovin'. 1 child; Lima, Ohio 319 posts
12th Jun '13

I think it depends on how far you are into your pregnancy, because I'm currently 27 weeks and on bedrest at the hospital. I came at 24 weeks because I was 100% effaced and 3 cm dilated although I never felt any contractions besides cramping which I thought was normal..



So really, it probably depends on where you are at in your pregnancy and if the doctor feels it's safe or not to let you go home or to make you stay in the hospital.