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Old 02-16-2011, 04:23 PM   #11
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I'm one of the opposite ones who was only a fingertip after my water broke with my first and she was born about 9 hours later. My second I was 1 cm when my water broke and she was born 5 hours later. Both were preterm, 36 and 33 weeks.

I was checked at my last OB appointment because I was 35 weeks and contracting a lot, and I'm only about 1cm. For me, the only thing that tells me is that I'm not currently in active labor!

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Old 02-16-2011, 05:52 PM   #12
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A cervical check won't tell you when you'll give birth. I was dialated to 3 cms at 36 weeks with ds1, and I gave birth at 41 weeks exactly.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:57 PM   #13
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You never know, but at least you know your body is gearing up for labor! I was 3 cm at like 36 weeks with my first and I ended up going to 42 weeks. I wasn't dilated at all at 40 weeks with my second and had him at 42 weeks as well.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:49 AM   #14
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I'm on my 3rd pregnancy.. and with all of my last ones.. I literally don't dilate until right before I deliver the baby. I have LONG labors.. 20-30 hours, and I literally have no dilation until the hour before the baby arrives. I have been sent home SO many times because even towards the end, my body just doesn't do anything. And I have friends that are dilated from very early on.. and it still takes them forever.

However, there are some mama's that do dilate and then go into labor early. You just never know!! I have had contractions starting at 30 weeks, so I have a feeling I'm going to go early, even with being on bedrest. Contractions to me would mean more then dilation. But if you have a short labor, I guess it could come fast!
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:51 AM   #15
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I know most of the mamas are saying they don't think it means anything. While I don't think it means everything, this IS your third baby. If you keep progressing each visit, I would tend to agree. But at this point, you never know!!

I was probably about dialated as much as you are now when I was 36 weeks. My baby was born on his due date...probably would have made it another day or two if I hadn't asked my OB for a little "help."
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Cervical checks mean nothing and I am surprised that they even started them this early.
I agree. With Ds it started nothing but interventions and really, unneeded suspense. The baby will come when ready.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:09 AM   #17
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ya never know... i was 5cm 100% with twins for almost 2 week.... i was at 1-2cm almost the whole pregnancy and was 3cm 70-80% at 34 weeks... I was never on bedrest but took meds and supplements for contractions starting at 14 weeks.

Oh i delivered 39w6d... 2 hours before my due date so u just never know!
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