Labor question Tonkas Mommy! Due February 1; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Maryland 395 posts
28th Jul '13

I went to the doctor Thursday I was 36wks & 2days and he checked me said I was 2cm dilated 60% effaced and baby's head was at a +2 station. And that the baby could come any day! So my question is has anyone been this way? If so how long did it take for you to go into labor. FYI I'm not trying to go into labor I no my baby could stay in for a while long. I just want to no other moms stories. TIA

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
28th Jul '13

I was 3 cm at 36 weeks and went past 40 weeks.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
28th Jul '13

I was 3cm and 80-100% at 35 weeks with both kids. I delivered at 38 and 39.2 weeks. Even at 5cm I still wasnt in active labor. Doctors kept saying any day now. Or you wont make it to yout next appointment. No one can predict when the baby will come even a doctor and dilation really means nothing.

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6509 posts
status 28th Jul '13

I'm 4/5 cm now and 80 something effaced (my guess, he never told me). Yeah... dilation and effacement is no indication of impending labor. Some women stay at 5cm for weeks, some go from 0-labor in a few hours.

Tara plus 3! Due October 10 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Missouri 2773 posts
28th Jul '13

With my son I was 1 cm for a about 2 weeks then I got induced at 40 weeks 3 days bc of low fluid etc. With dd I was 1 cm at 29 weeks and made it to my repeat c section at 39 weeks 6 days.