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Old 09-08-2010, 09:53 AM   #1
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How long will I last??

I just got back from the Dr and I'm 3cm. I've been having contractions every once and a while for about a week. This is my 2nd baby and I'm due on the 1st. I never dilated with my 1st until I was induced.

What do you think? Is there a baby in my near future?

Thanks for the input!

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Old 09-08-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
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It is hard to say, you could walk around just as you are now for weeks with no change... or you could continue to progress and have the baby in the next week or two. Everyone is different, as is every pregnancy.
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:46 AM   #3
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There is absolutely no way to know whatsoever. Sorry . I was 2.5cm & 70% effaced weeks ago from PTL/irritable uterus. Who knows how far I am now, but I'm still pg! My midwife thinks I'll go quickly when things start because of all of that, but there's no way to tell *when* that will be. That's why she hasn't checked me since--no point.
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I say that since, as of Friday, you will be 37 wks, you might as well start doing jumpin jacks...You're full term and no reason you couldn't try to start it...Oh and tell DH that DTD is probably in his near future a lot if you really wanna get things going...Either way your body is gearing up even if you go to 42 wks you've definitely got things moving...
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:15 PM   #5
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I agree, checks aren't reliable in predicting anything. I walked around with YDS at a very soft and thin stretchy 4 for weeks.
On the plus side you have a head start and have a few cm less to dilate! Good Luck and lots of ELVs your way mama!
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:21 PM   #6
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Re: How long will I last??

I was also 2 or 3 cm and walked around for a while before going into labor. It's such a tease that they check at all! I know they're going to check me tomorrow and predict I'll be at least 2 cm but I'm hoping not to go for a little longer.
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No way to tell really! With both my girls I walked around at 3 & 4 for weeks!
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:11 PM   #8
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Ii was dialated @ 1 cm @ 40 weeks w/ 1st
I was dialated @ 4 cm @ 37 weeks with 2nd
I was dialated at 5 cm @ 37 weeks with my 3rd baby
i was dialated at 6 Cm @ 38 weeks with 4th baby

long story short, I fear an arm is going to fall out with this one by the time I am 37 weeks! Never went into labor on my own excet with 1st, the rest were induced between 7 days and 15 days early
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It's hard to say really. If it were my own body, I'd know to expect labor very soon. Once I get that dilated, it's usually only a matter of days. But, you could be different, and since you don't know what to expect, I'd be DTD often if you're wanting to help things along.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:39 PM   #10
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I have been 5cm for about 3 weeks, and at least 70% effaced with a super low and ultra soft squishy cervix for at least a week. Nothing happening here, and I am 36wks + 3d.
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