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Has anyone else been at 5 cm, 90% effaced and had their membranes stripped and still feel no contractions?

My doctor says I am as close as I can possibly be to labor without actually being there.. I am uncomfortable but definitely still no contractions.. Anyone else been through this?

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Asked by NewMomma042408 at 10:24 PM on Feb. 3, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I was at 5 cm for 6 weeks before I had my son. no contractions at all.

    Answer by Steff107 at 10:25 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • No, but I was at 5 cm, 98% effaced, and my clothes stripped....


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • YEP!!!!! I was 2 weeks overdue, at 4cm and the doc broke my water and nothing would happen. He finally told me he was going to give me a sleeping pill and give me a pitocin in the morning. I took the sleeping pill about 11pm and woke up at about 3am in full labor. Good luck, eventually he/she will come out!!!!

    Answer by tishalb at 10:28 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • maybe a plunger to move things along! lol kidding. It'll happen! A watched pot never boils. Don't torchure yourself. Trust me, it's easier that way. Put your feet up, find a good movie to watch, have something cool to drink and relax, you will need your stregnth!

    Answer by Steff107 at 10:30 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Try walking, having vigorous sex, squatting, and dancing to get things going.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:06 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • yes i was like that with my 2nd. i was 5 cm and 90% effaced at 36 weeks... had membranes stripped at 38, 39, and 40 weeks. i walked, i ran, did jumping jacks, ate pineapple,ate rasberries, drank some third trimester tea, had sex. and then i was finally induced at 41 weeks... and still no contractions. with my first my water broke naturally and i had no start of contractions either. both times i was given pitocin... contractions then started, and baby popped out within an hour. i had very fast, easy deliveries with no epidural. hopefully you will have a labor/birth experience like i did.

    Answer by DRM0329 at 11:39 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • mm that must suck BUT I never felt a contraction till my water broke

    Answer by miss_nevin at 11:39 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • With both of my children I was 5cm's when I was admitted into the hospital. With my daughter I was 3cm's and had my membranes stripped. Nothing for a couple of days.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:42 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

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