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Effacement and Dilation?

I'm almost 37 weeks now and was measured at 1 cm and 20% effaced a few days ago. I had my first at 37 weeks... and was just wondering is there anything that will help speed up the process??

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:01 PM on May. 18, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Why speed things up? Why not wait until the baby is ready

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • You cant. Baby will come when ready? I was 1cm and 50 percent effaced at 37 weeks, 2 cm and 75 percent at 38 weeks and 3cm and 75 percent at 39 weeks. Dialation early doesnt mean early labor. Munchkin will come when ready...

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 11:52 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • I was 2cm and 75% at 35 weeks and 5cm and 85% at 36 weeks and I didn't deliver until 3 weeks later and I had to be induced. So being dilated early definitely does not mean you will go soon. Don't even try to speed things up, it won't work. I tried EVERYTHING and ended up exhausting myself. Baby will come when he/she is ready or when it's medically necessary to speed things up.

    Answer by nessani28 at 12:46 AM on May. 19, 2010

  • Why do you want to speed things up?
    The cervical measurement should be irrelevant to you. It doesn't matter.
    IF the baby were supposed to be on the outside it would be.

    Obviously this baby is not ready yet.


    Answer by doulala at 1:36 AM on May. 19, 2010

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