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All thinned out & 2cm - meaning?

I am 2 days away from my due date and just got back from the OBGYN. He said my cervix was pretty thinned out & thinned it a little more. He also said I was already 2cm dialated. Can't you be 2cm for awhile before going into labor though?

Does any of this mean labor might be coming soon?
Also feeling a little crampy...

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Asked by DAjZeZnLE at 6:44 PM on Jun. 8, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Some women stay 2cm dilated for a couple weeks, some just hours.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:21 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • I stayed 2 cms dilated for about 3 weeks. I ended up having my membranes "stripped" at 40 weeks and 3 days, and went into labor a couple of hours later! Good luck!!

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 8:38 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • I stayed 2 cm for 11 weeks

    Answer by r00j04j08 at 9:46 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • i was at 3 cm for about 3 weeks w my first.

    Answer by erika_wright at 12:03 AM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • I was reading that a woman begins"labor" upto 20 days before active labor so if I were you I would just keep an eye on things espcially if you have lost your mucus pulg

    Answer by Vwvixon at 10:57 AM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • I don't understand how he thinned out your cervix more...a doctor can't do that, they can strip you but that doesn't mean your thinned more. I am 3 cm's and lost my mucus plug also having contractions sporatically yet nothing yet and this is my 5th. It can mean a lot or it can mean nothing. Stay active and move around as much as you can to help keep gravity on your side. Good luck to you.

    Answer by carmadsmom at 11:33 AM on Jun. 9, 2010

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