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Okay so I'm about 20% effaced. What are the chances of having this baby early?

I'm 34 weeks btw.

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GinNTonic

Asked by GinNTonic at 12:28 PM on Jun. 8, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • When are you due?
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:28 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • July 20th.
    GinNTonic

    Answer by GinNTonic at 12:29 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • No one can know but the baby. He will come when ready. you can stay 20% for a long dang time. Why do you want it early? Just relax. after 42 weeks, then, you can ask.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:29 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • I don't. That's what I am worried about!
    GinNTonic

    Answer by GinNTonic at 12:30 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • I was 3 cm and 10% effaced at my 36 week appt, my dr told me to go home and pack my bag, he would be here before Halloween

    I was induce, still at 3 cm, the day after Thanksgiving
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 12:30 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • The suspense is killing me though. lol
    GinNTonic

    Answer by GinNTonic at 12:31 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • With my second baby I walked around 4cm dilated and 20% effaced for four weeks before being induced at 39 weeks. It just means your body is preparing to have the baby, not that he is coming early.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:31 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Makes sense. hopefully that also means that it won't be as hard as the first when it comes to pushing.
    GinNTonic

    Answer by GinNTonic at 12:32 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • I was 50% effaced and not dialted at all at my 39 week appt. I went into labor the next day. But I've heard you can be effaced, and even dialted for weeks and weeks. I wouldn't worry about it. 20% effaced hardly means a thing.
    Ash9724

    Answer by Ash9724 at 12:33 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • That's good to know. I mean it wouldn't be a bad thing to have the baby now. She'd be okay health-wise, according to my doctor, but even so. I don't want to risk it. I don't want her first few hours of life to be spent in an incubator when I could be holding her.
    GinNTonic

    Answer by GinNTonic at 12:37 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

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