(Closed) Dilation vs Delivery Date

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@regberadaisy:  I am a labor and delivery nurse, so although I haven’t personally been pregnant, I feel like I can comment.

You can be 1-2cm for weeks.  You may even get to 4cm without actually going into labor.  As the baby gets lower and you have more practice contractions you may slowly dilate.  It is beneficial that you are dilated now but you could easily be pregnant for another 3-4 weeks.  I’ve seen someone pregnant with twins that got to 5cm around 26 weeks and we had her on bedrest…she ended up carrying until 37 weeks.

I’m sure you are getting ready to deliver but try to enjoy the last few weeks! You will  go into labor when your body is ready!

Post # 5
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I delivered on my due date with my first–but I was only 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced at my 38 week appointment (nothing before that). I was so jealous because my SIL was due a week after  I was but had been checked the same day when she was 37 weeks and she was 3 cm’s dilated and 75% effaced–but she delivered after me, on her due date as well πŸ™‚

Post # 6
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

With all three of my kids I delivered at 37 and a half weeks. With my first I was 2 cm dialated when I went in for my weekly check up and delivered 18 hours later. The second I was walking aroung (and working) 4 centimeters dialated for 4 days but I wasn’t in labor. When I did go into labor it was only 4 hours. With my third I was 3 cm dialated and didn’t deliver until 5 days later with an 11 hour labor. Everyone was sooo different from the other. I guess it just depends on when the bundle wants to pop out πŸ™‚

Post # 7
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

At 39 weeks I was a whopping 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced (which I just realized is exactly where you are now).  I had no dilation at 38 weeks.  Ended up having the baby 1 day before her due date. 

Post # 8
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

With Dirty Delete, I was 1 cm at 37 weeks, 1.5 cms at 38 weeks, and I had her the day of my 38 week appointment.  With DS, I was 1 cm at 37 weeks and 3 cms at 38 weeks, and I had him at exactly 39 weeks, too.  πŸ™‚

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