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Can you begin to dilate...

if the baby has not dropped yet?

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Asked by SandraB383 at 4:46 PM on May. 29, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (8)
  • Yes

    Answer by Tarabella at 4:53 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • yup

    Answer by lasombrs at 5:28 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • yep I am 2 centimeters and my baby has not dropped yet.

    Answer by Soniam301 at 5:36 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • yep, I was 1cm at 37wks and my baby didn't REALLY drop until 39wks--at which I was 2cm.

    so yes!

    Answer by carliemarie1015 at 6:12 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • my previous OB and current Midwife told me that in order to dialate the baby needs to put pressure on the cervix, so in order to do that, the baby would have to drop.

    Answer by GreekMama28 at 6:15 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • YES! I was 9cm before my son dropped! he was posterior and huge and he couldn't get his head in until he turned it just right and then he was born shortly after!

    Answer by Mep291 at 6:36 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • yep, and in fact you do for several weeks before your baby comes. It's the effacement that let's you know when you are ready.

    Answer by etsmom at 9:53 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • i am 29 weeks and 1cm

    Answer by ggiovanni at 6:52 PM on May. 30, 2009

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