Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-18-2009, 12:11 PM   #11
MyM&W's Avatar
MyM&W
Registered Users
Formerly: maddiesmommy0503
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 6,461
My Mood:
Re: How long can I be at 3cm dilated?

It depends, I've heard that you can walk around and be 5cm and not even know it. Odd huh?

I've been 1cm since 27 weeks, now I'm 36 weeks and I'm 1.5cm and 50% effaced. Only 4 more weeks!

Advertisement

__________________
Thank my Motorola Electrify for any random words.
Ashley,wife to ChrisMama to Madison(7)Wyatt(4) and Natalie born June 18th 2013! and our little bean who's back with God
MyM&W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2009, 12:49 PM   #12
Macyllehub's Avatar
Macyllehub
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Idaho
Posts: 13,357
My Mood:
Re: How long can I be at 3cm dilated?

I was more than a 4 cm with my last baby for 5 weeks
__________________
I'm Macy, Wife to Damon.
Together we have Daunika(8), Aurora(6),
Declan(4) and Kalani (2) :
Expecting someone small Sept 2014
Macyllehub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2009, 01:17 PM   #13
Lilmeow's Avatar
Lilmeow
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lake Tahoe
Posts: 1,113
My Mood:
Re: How long can I be at 3cm dilated?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rik8144 View Post
I was 3cm 80% at 35 weeks with my first child. I finally delivered her at 40 weeks, 5 days.

With my son I was 3cm 80% at 37 weeks and delivered him at 40w 4d.

I was induced with both.
Might sound odd but I actually like hearing this. It makes me a whole lot less anxious!! A friend of mine that is due shortly after me with her first and she is 2cm and 50% and has been for 2 weeks but still keeps prancing around trying to rub in my face that her baby is comeing.. Honestly my baby can stay in past due date! Im not ready for him yet! I would love to go into labor on my own I was induced the other 2 times..
__________________
Mama to 3 boys (8,6 and 2) and WELCOME Aira Denise born 3/19/12!
Boost your sales with twitter followers

Get Free Twitter Followers
Lilmeow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2009, 01:28 PM   #14
spacetygrss's Avatar
spacetygrss
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,607
My Mood:
Re: How long can I be at 3cm dilated?

I was 3 cm dilated and 80% effaced at 37 weeks. DS was born at 39 weeks.
__________________
Wife to M 5/19/01, Mommy to my natural birth center baby S born 7/23/07 and my Home/waterbirth baby Sideeq born 2/12/10. Natural birthing, breastfeeding, CDing, babywearing,cosleeping, WOHM.
ISO:Greenstrings/Sugarbubbie "Mr. Roboto"
spacetygrss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2009, 04:55 PM   #15
jeebee's Avatar
jeebee
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 6,899
My Mood:
Re: How long can I be at 3cm dilated?

Well, i think the more dilated you are to begin with, the quicker and easier your labor is going to be!
__________________
Jen=mummy to L and S and A, my birthday thief, and one little baby-not-to-be 14/2/14
I sell patterns for OSFM covers and fitted diapers, please check outhttps://www.etsy.com/au/shop/purenappiness
jeebee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2009, 08:18 PM   #16
babiesrgifts
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 353
My Mood:
Re: How long can I be at 3cm dilated?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeebee View Post
Well, i think the more dilated you are to begin with, the quicker and easier your labor is going to be!
I think so too, which kinda worries me at times because I walk around 5 cm for a while, and live 40 miles away from where I deliver.

With my last I was 2 cm at 32 weeks and didn't deliver till 9 weeks later (induced) and was about 5 cm when I went in to be induced.
babiesrgifts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 05:25 AM   #17
kaimon
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 3,248
Re: How long can I be at 3cm dilated?

I was at 4cm at 37 weeks and stayed there until 40 weeks.
__________________
Proud Canadian Mum to N and G!
kaimon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 07:00 AM   #18
tarah1218's Avatar
tarah1218
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,693
Re: How long can I be at 3cm dilated?

I was around a 5, midwife said stretchy 4, after labor started at 36.5 weeks. Labor stopped after a few hours and I than held the baby in until 41.5 weeks but labor was only about 2 hours long and with the last hour being pushing. It was nice because right when it started to hurt it was pushing time and the pain seems to go away when I push. So min. pain, only like one painful contraction and that is it, the rest were just uncomfy.
__________________
*Tarah* "Mom-ma" to Dallas Oct. '07 & Coen June '09
Missing their Daddy who is currently deployed
tarah1218 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 08:55 AM   #19
MinkaK's Avatar
MinkaK
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Vegas :)
Posts: 11,439
My Mood:
Re: How long can I be at 3cm dilated?

I was 2cm at 32 weeks and was 6cm stretchy to a 7 at 37 weeks. I didn't go into labor on my own, the doctors felt if I was that far along it would be best to induce my labor then. I think I could have gone another week or so. Labor was 12hrs from when my water was broken, so not so bad. But it sure wasn't easy, ds was a chunk at 9.2
__________________
Alana
Mama to my sweet babies 2007, 2009, 2011 and someone new in 2014
MinkaK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 10:37 AM   #20
doodah's Avatar
doodah
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 9,945
Re: How long can I be at 3cm dilated?

thanks for the replies, ladies. I was hoping that being at 3 cm would be a good sign that I would not make it to my induction this Friday but it looks like plenty of you were dilated further for even longer. I have to be induced because of the baby's size. My first was 8 lbs 13 oz and I tore horribly with major bleeding and we are hoping to avoid that this time. I really wanted to go into labor on my own but hopefully I still will. OR maybe my induction will be easier and I will just need a little push.
doodah is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.