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dialate evenif the contractions dont hurt?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:49 AM on Apr. 27, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Yes. I was 2 cm dilated before I started having true contractions. Braxton hicks contractions help as well as the baby descending into the canal and putting pressure on your cervix.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 11:50 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Yes. Most women do dilate and the contractions won't hurt until you go into active labor (which is anything after 4cm dilated)

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 11:51 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • I was dilated to a 3 before labor even hurt and was 70% effaced. I didn't have my baby for another 2 weeks! I was in active labor and still 3cm dilated. Labor happened very quickly after active labor began.

    Answer by ACL2007 at 11:55 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Yes. I was 3 cm and 90% effaced before I ever felt (or noticed) ANYTHING, even braxton hicks x.x

    Answer by SandraB383 at 1:22 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

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