Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How dialated do you have to be?

I am 37 weeks and 3 days, I went to the doctor on Tuesday and I was 3 cm and very soft. This is my second child and I am miserable. Anyway how dialated do you have to be before they will keep you?

Answer Question
 
lillysmama2008

Asked by lillysmama2008 at 7:20 PM on May. 21, 2009 in Pregnancy

Level 8 (210 Credits)
Answers (8)
  • they kept me when i was 4cm
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 7:20 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • If that was me my doctor would of kept me.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:21 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • Keeping you has nothing to do with dilation. If you are having regular contraction, then they will keep you, or if your water breaks. I was walking around dilated to 5cms for at least a week before I gave birth to my second.
    Nathskitten

    Answer by Nathskitten at 7:24 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • they normally keep you if you are having contractins, and they are making you dialate.
    But if your not having contractions, i think after about 6cm they will think about keeping you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:22 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • our hospital doesnt keep you based on dilation! I was a 5cm dilated at 73 weeks but I wasnt contracting so there would have been no reason to keep me. They only keep you if you are in labor, not just because you are dilated.
    Jaydin_Makenna

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 9:08 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • Having contraction at least 5 minutes apart for an hour is the general guideline to keep a mom in the hospital
    HypnoMomma

    Answer by HypnoMomma at 9:36 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • when my daughter delivered, they told her they would not keep her until she was 5cm. This was her first child, I don't know if that changes things. Walk your feet off, but have someone with her, it speeds things up.
    GMOTM

    Answer by GMOTM at 10:54 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • 4 with contractions, but a LOT of women will go to 5 or 6 before theirs start.
    really you could be 3 cm and 100% for WEEKS before you have the baby. it really doesnt mean anything.

    try sex to get things moving.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 AM on May. 22, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.

Next question in Pregnancy
I feel soooo bad

Next question overall (Just for Fun)
whats ur favorite kind of food?

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN