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Anyone get a shock when you found out you were dialated but never felt contractions?

Im watching these baby shows on tv and this women just found out she was 5-6cm but says she never felt a single contraction... Personaly when i was 6cm with my first i wanted to strangle someone the contractions were so bad!

also im just wondering, cause i dont remember, when does your doctor start checking you to see if you have dialated any?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:11 PM on Apr. 16, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • NO, I wasn't surprised since most women dilate before they have contractions anyway. Mine started checking me at 36 weeks.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 2:21 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • My doctor checked me at 38 weeks and found out I was 3 cm dialated and I didnt know it until then. I never had and contractions or even bhc before then. I wasnt surprised really, just excited! I was 7cm dialated when they broke my water and thats when I started getting horribly painful contractions.

    Answer by jessran1218 at 3:03 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • I don't remember when the doc started checking me at my appointments. I do know that the night my oldest DD was born, I went to the ER because I was *slightly* uncomfortable and my husband was making me crazy with his worrying, lol. When we got there, I was 6cm dilated and 90-something% effaced. Oops!

    Answer by emhain at 3:27 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • My doctor started checking last week (34 weeks). I have been having powerful yet random contractions, so we're just keeping an eye on things. So I guess I would not be surprised...

    Answer by brighteyesbryar at 4:01 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • With DS I started getting checked at 36wks. I was 2cm and 50%. I didn't change at all for 3 weeks. I was induced at 39+3 and didn't dilate until 4hrs on pit. With DD I didn't get checked at all. She was born au natural at home at 41wks. I mean, you can be 0 until a couple hours before the baby is born or you can be 4+cm for weeks. I prefer to not know. It decreases the mental pressure immensely!

    Answer by vances_mom at 4:21 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • When I was 31 weeks pregnant with my son and I was dialated to 6. I wasn't having contractions or anything. I stayed dialated to 6cm for 5 more weeks.

    Answer by PoisonousBlonde at 4:27 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

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