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How many cm do you got to be dialated before your doctor can send you to the hospital?

36 weeks and 1 day Baby #1

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Asked by Alexia_joel09 at 11:43 AM on Apr. 17, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • They usually won't admit you for labor until your about a 4 or 5.

    Answer by srhmldndo at 11:44 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • 4

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • usually not til you are a 4 , sometimes a 5

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 11:45 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • 4 cm. because it won't be soon after that you will be in labor anyway.

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 11:47 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • don't push it dear. you are at 36 weeks. your babies lungs have probably just finished developing but that doesn't mean he/she won't have breathing problems.

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 11:49 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • 4...i got 2 cm more to go til i reach 4 lol

    Answer by MissKellee at 11:49 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • I was at 5cm for three weeks. If you are not having regular contractions and dialating they will send you home. They finally kept me at seven. This is normal for women who have had previous children. Don't push it. My little man was born at 36-38 weeks(it was debatable)and he was in the NICU because he couldn't breath. You can see his pics on my profile if you want.

    Answer by Steff107 at 11:54 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • I walked around 3 cm dialated and fully effaced for 3 weeks with my son. Let it happen naturally. The good news is that my labor was only 2 hours.

    Answer by Marwill at 11:55 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • I was 4-5 cm when they sent me over to be induced =)

    Answer by amy31308 at 11:57 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • You're not even full-term until 37 weeks. Depending on the doctor, they may just let you go into labor naturally regardless of how dialated you are (so long as there is no leakage or high blood pressure etc). You want your baby to go as close to 40 weeks as possible. I know how you feel. My son weighed 7lbs when I was only 7.5 months pregnant. By 34 weeks, I was so uncomfortable, I wanted him out NOW. Being patient is what is best for the baby. You do not want to be induced unless 100% necessary. Induction can cause unnaturally severe contractions which can actually end you up with an emergency c-section.

    Answer by NovemberLove at 12:17 PM on Apr. 17, 2009

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