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im 40 weeks with my 1st baby.... i went 2 the hospital 4 contractions.... i was contracting every like 7 mins.... but i did not dilate which i was 2cm since 330 pm.... i went back today n im still 2cm and 40% effaced... how long can i b like this r help labor move along faster

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mslisha90

Asked by mslisha90 at 5:05 PM on Apr. 22, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • some women experience prolonged/prodromal labor for a couple of weeks. but most likely your baby will be here w/in a few days. :) if it were me, i would just stay home until ctx were like 3-4 min apart for an hour or so. that way you don' thave the added stress. good luck :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • Unfortunately early labor can last a while. I was in labor for 28 hrs with my 1st son. They ended up giving me pitocin (?) to speed things along. Are your contractions painful? Once you can notice they are getting more intense, more consistent and closer together (5 min apart for 30 min to hour) things start going much much faster.
    rlhall1980

    Answer by rlhall1980 at 5:09 PM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • they was intense yesterday n they was like 7 mins than will b 3 mins apart. they still feel real bad sometimes n than will go away. n i was bleeding at the hospital it look like some of my plug. but they let me come home cause i do not dilate no more. n when i went back 2 get induce i was not havin no contractions at all how can that happen.
    mslisha90

    Answer by mslisha90 at 5:16 PM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • it wont be long yor doctor should be inducing you real soon he/she wont let you go to far
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:20 PM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • I was in labor for 4 days with my first. Each day the contractions got closer and closer. I didnt even call my midwife until day 3 bc i was so tired of them! She gave me meds to help me rest a little. I finally had enough at 5am the next day, I went to the hospital. He wasnt born until 751pm!!! He was born at exactly 37 wks! Luckily my next 3 didnt torture me so much lol!!
    KaRaBaSsEtT

    Answer by KaRaBaSsEtT at 7:21 PM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • along wih all of that im also losin my mucus plug how long before labor start
    mslisha90

    Answer by mslisha90 at 11:30 AM on Apr. 23, 2010

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