Post # 16
snowflake8 : I started dilating at 35 weeks after I fell out of my chair at work. I was 3 cm and sent home from the hospital after 2 days. At 36w5d I had a normal appt, my doctor said I was still 3 cm but my water broke later that night 🙂
ETA: I was at 4cm when they checked me in L&D and stayed that way for hours until they started pitocin
Post # 17
I was 4cm at 37+6, and my MW did a stretch and sweep to 5. Walked around like that until 38+5 when my water broke, and i was 9.5cm at that point.
As someone who basically totally dilated without knowing it…..that is definitely not 10%of the work, sorry to tell ya.
Post # 18
- Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018
I was 2 cm dilated at 36 weeks. My water broke at 37w5d and had my baby that same day. The intensity of the last cm are way more, so I say you do the majority of the work during the last few cm.
Post # 19
I’ve been fingertip dilated for several weeks now. Currently at 33 weeks. They didn’t seem to think this was indicative of labor coming any time soon.
Post # 20
I was 1cm at my 36 week appointment and still had to be induced at 40+1. I was 4cm and contracting every 4-5 minutes at my 39 week appointment..didn’t mean squat. As a labor and delivery nurse, I will say don’t get your hopes up! I do a LOT of inductions where mom is 1cm!
Post # 21
I was dilated 1cm for a couple weeks and then 4cm for 3 weeks. I ended up being induced after my due date.
Post # 22
I’m not going to do cervical checks….only upon being admitted to hospital (which if my water broke, they can test that and I avoid the check) & I’ll have to when I’m ready to push (so they can make sure I’m ready to push).
My gf was 4cm for weeks and was finally induced
Post # 23
I’m 35 weeks and I’m not doing cervical checks (only upon hospital admission, and only if water did not break (which it only breaks in 10% of women) and when I feel ready to push).
My gf went around for weeks at 4 cm before she was finally induced.
Post # 24
Yeah I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but 1 cm is like…nothing lol.
Post # 25
I had a friend who was nearly 5cm dilated when her water broke. And that was nothing. She walked around at 2-3cm for almost a month. So honestly 1cm really isn’t 10% finished because you can spend so much time sitting at that measurement.
Post # 26
snowflake8 : With my first child I went 5 days late. I started having contractions at home and left for the hospital within an hour of them starting (never had them earlier on). Got to the hospital 15 minutes later and I wasn’t dialated at all, zero! Within 1.5 hours I dialated fully and gave birth about 20 minutes later. It all happened within about 3 hours from the start of the first contraction. I also did the same thing with my second but even faster. 1 cm really doesn’t mean much, I’ve had friends walk around for weeks 5cm dialated and they went past their due dates.
Post # 27
I was dilated at 2cm, 80% effaced at 39 weeks, which is when my doctor stripped my membranes. At 40w2d I was 2cm, 100% effaced. At both appointments they said I could go into labor any time.
I went into labor naturally at 41w2d. I was 3cm when I got to the hospital (I think she was wrong, personally – she had issues finding my cervix..) 1.5 hrs later I was 9.5cm, when they had me labor down more before pushing.
Post # 28
I was 1 cm, 50% effaced at 36 weeks, stayed that way until 39 weeks when I was 2.5cm dilated. I had a membrane sweep at 40 weeks and went into labor at 40+3.
I think that my labor was super smooth (maybe from predilating?) I labored at home for about 5 hours, went to the hospital and had already dilated to 6cm. Got an epidural and about 1hour later was at 9cm, the pushing out part took a bit of time, but the first part of labor went really easily!
I hope your labor goes well! Good luck!
Post # 29
I was 3 cm dilated at my 37 week appointment. I gave birth 10 days later at 39 weeks in less than 4 hours, start to finish.