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Old 05-25-2012, 01:57 PM   #11
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I am always about 2 cm dialated by 36 weeks! Never had a preemie though! Just rest, and relax, and try not to worry!

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I was 36 weeks, and 50%, 2cm and -2.. don't mean a thing.
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Ya, I wouldn't stress on it too much, there is really no predicting through dilation or effacement that labor is imminent Some people walk around for weeks dilated and effaced. I was at +3 for SEVERAL weeks! Crazy low and uncomfy! Hang in there mama
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Yeah, what everyone else said Are you having contractions? Dilation doesn't mean a whole lot without contractions, and a fingertip is not much really. I was dilated 2-3 cm for two weeks and went a week overdue. Also, baby isn't THAT low. -2 is still not fully engaged. This baby was at 0 and still nothing for a week. Apparently I just have a giant pelvis; I really wasn't that uncomfortable!
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With dd#3 I was 4 cm at 37 and didn't deliver until 39+. I thought for sure I'd be going in at 37 weeks to deliver but she wanted to stay put for over 2 more weeks.
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Re: dialated already...

My ob told me that most women who had had children before are a fingertip dilated for most of their pregnancy. What you have to watch for more, is the thinning of the cervix, because it doesn't matter how dilated you are if your cervix is still nice and thick.

Also, -2 station is still floating right? So if the baby's head is not engaged, you are barely dilated, and your cervix is only partially thinned out, I would not be worried at all.

I was 3-4cm dilated at 36 weeks with my second and 3rd (about that far at 38 weeks with my first) and my babies were born at 38w 3d, 36w 3d, and 37w. Once I got to 3-4 and the babies head was engaged, that's when I knew I had about a week to go.
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I wouldn't stress too much yet!! 1- 36 weeks is considered close to the safe age to have the baby...and 2- with my last I was dilated 1-2 cm from week 31- until i delivered her at 38 weeks just try to stay off your feet and not do anything strenuous
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Try not to worry -a fingertip dilated doesn't mean much. I hope your babe stays in a bit longer, and good luck with your VBAC!!
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