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Old 05-25-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Mamas, I went to the doc yesterday. I am 40% thinned, -2 station and fingertip dialated. I'm nervous, I'm only 36 weeks. I really want to keep this baby in until 38 to 39 weeks. I don't want to deal with another pre term baby. What do I do?

Doc says she will be happy if I go this week because I'm attempting vbac. But I don't want to yet.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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NAK

rest. don't do much. that's what i did
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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((hugs)) I wouldn't get too concerned yet. Some women walk around 4cm dialated for weeks. Try and take it easy and rest.


Not all pre-term babies have trouble. I had a 36 and 37 weeker, neither needed any additional NICU stay or even visited the NICU. The just 36 weeker only issue was jaunice and a little trouble nurseing at first. Both went right home.
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Relax. Take it easy. With both girls I started thinning and dialating at 36wks. By 38wks I was 50% and 3cen(dd1) and 4cen( dd2). I was still induced both times. At 40wks1day with dd1 and at 39wks2days(and I walked in at 80% and 4cen). So, just b/c youre thinning/dilating now might not mean anything
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You can walk around dilated for a while before delivering. A fingertip is not much. With my twins, I was 3cms at 32wks (I did go into labor to get to 3, but they stopped it). Then, at 33wks, I was 4cms. At 34wks, I was 5cms. I didn't deliver for another 2wks at 36wks. I was still 5 at that point. Even then, they broke my water to induce labor because I really needed to deliver for other reasons at that point. So, I was 5 for 2wks and 3+ for 4wks. I know lots of women who are a dilated a little or even a lot like me and still don't deliver early. Personally, I would not worry. However, I would take it easy.
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By my 4th pregnancy I was 4cm by 37weeks and 5cm for 6days before my water broke. Try not to panic. You never know this could be the baby that is thinking of taking up permanent residence
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I was 1 cm at 34 weeks, 2 cm at 36 weeks, and sitting right around 2 cm right now at almost 40 weeks...just relax and take it easy...dialating doesn't necessarily mean going into labor immediately.
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Also, think of it as a positive thing because it's that much less work to do in labor. I wasn't dilated at all with my first and it took 44hrs. With my last being 5cms for 2wks, they broke my water and less than 5 hrs later both twins were out. Much nicer, IMHO.
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With DS2 I was 3 cm and 80% at 36 weeks. I rested and he wasn't born until 37.5 weeks. If you are only a fingertip and not having contractions (I was) then you should be fine.
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I was 3cm at 36 weeks. I went to 41 weeks with being 7cm without active labor yet so just because you are doesn't mean anything.
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