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How long does it normally take to dilate? Mawmuh c: 1 child; Sacramento, California 920 posts
12th Jun '09

Like, when you're in labor? I'm dilated to a good 3 - 4 centimeters. So how long do you think it will take to dilate the rest of the way while I'm in labor?



ALSO, if you're already dilated a few centimeters, is labor usually shorter? Plus my cervix is soft and my hips are pretty damn wide, so do you think I may be in labor for a short period?

♥Emma Jane♥ 1 child; Vista, California 13 posts
12th Jun '09

it differs by person

A n g e Manitoba 5105 posts
12th Jun '09
Quoting MamaAriana:
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12th Jun '09

There is no way to know.

Some women dilate very quickly, some very slowly. "Normal" is about a centimeter every hour while you're in active labor.


And it usually is shorter, but that's not always the case.

Mawmuh c: 1 child; Sacramento, California 920 posts
12th Jun '09
Quoting A n g e l a:
ash & brooklynn +2 Due March 1; 2 kids; St Paul, Minnesota 16893 posts
12th Jun '09

at a 3 1/2 when labor started 26 hours later was at a 10 lol so for me took a longgggg time.

Mawmuh c: 1 child; Sacramento, California 920 posts
12th Jun '09
Quoting AllYouCanEat BoobieBuffet:
Mawmuh c: 1 child; Sacramento, California 920 posts
12th Jun '09
Quoting ash & brooklynn ♥:
MaMa pOpO x2 2 kids; Atlanta, Georgia 3583 posts
12th Jun '09

it took me 20hours to dilate from 1-10cm...it varies for every person

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
12th Jun '09
Quoting MamaAriana:
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12th Jun '09
Quoting MamaAriana:
Brayce Miles 1 child; Maria, Quebec 2357 posts
12th Jun '09

whenmy water broke i was 3... and 3 hours later he was born... only a half an hour of pushing

J+Me+Z makes 3! 2 kids; Alaska 2802 posts
12th Jun '09

I was barely 1 cm dilated at 41 weeks and then all of a sudden my water broke! When i got to the hospital i was already dilated to 3 cm and my daughter was born exactly 7 hours after my water broke! I had no signs of labor either! it's so different with everyones bodies it's hard to say.... but i dilated from 6 cm to 8 cm in 20 mins then 40 minsafter thati was holding my daughter!

Wolverine Due April 16; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lake City, Michigan 37236 posts
12th Jun '09

i was induced, and i was 3 cm when i went in, but it took 5 hours for me to get to 6, and 1 hour to go from 6 to 10!!! my nurse said the last 3 cms usually go fast... but it differs in everyone.

Squiggly Spooch Due April 6; TTC since Nov 2010; 1 child; California 3559 posts
12th Jun '09

I have been at 1 cm foreverrr.
Dx
I get induced tomorrow morning at 1am WOOOOOOOOOO!!