I was always told my cervix was unfavorable and then progressed really fast. With my twins I had ptl and was 4cm at one point, went all the way back to 1cm. OB said I had a good 2wks to go and went into labor 24hrs later. With #3 my MW went on and on about not being favorable before my induction and I delivered so quickly the nurse had to catch the baby 15mins before dr even showed up and 4hrs before I was scheduled to get Pitocin. My 4th I was 2cm and my induction was pretty quick. Thats the only time I was dilated before induction/labor. With #5 I was totally unfavorable at induction and it was a LONG haul. My dr and I totally thought it would be quick and easy! Once I did progress it was rapid.
I would try natural methods if you're already progressing, it couldn't hurt if you're already scheduled, ya know!
Kristi, Mommy to Josh & Nick (identical twins 6-97) Nathen (3-02), Joey (2-04), Jacob (11-05) & Aaron (12-11) I sell Tupperware!
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