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36 weeks today and cervix is very soft...

What does "soft" mean, does it mean I am effaced? Also I know there really is no way to tell but about how long (on average) after you're fully effaced or close to it do you start to dilate? Like I said I know everyone is different but I'm just so curious and anxious!!!!

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Asked by tcremin at 2:40 PM on Jan. 10, 2013 in Pregnancy

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  • It means you have days to weeks yet

    Does no one ask their doctor anything anymore??

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:46 PM on Jan. 10, 2013

  • you could be in labor tomorrow or you could be 2 weeks late. There really is no magic formula or rhyme or reason

    Answer by daylily888 at 2:47 PM on Jan. 10, 2013

  • I know there really is no way to tell how long...just thought maybe someone could share their personal experience. Sorry for not mentioning that sooner.

    Comment by tcremin (original poster) at 3:34 PM on Jan. 10, 2013

  • I never dialated until I went into full labor. Don't be in a hurry, the baby will come when it's ready. I know you are excited and anxious, but it's like waiting for Christmas day to open all your presents. You still have a couple of weeks to go, so take this time to pamper yourself and rest up.

    Answer by Sierrarose99 at 11:01 PM on Jan. 13, 2013

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