Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How long were you dilated 1-2 cm?

I just got back from the OB/GYN and I found out I'm dilated. My doc didn't say how much, just that my cervix has opened and she seemed surprised and said she's pretty sure I'll go into labor before my due date (nov 3). I got excited of course because I'm ready to have this baby (although I'd like for him to cook a little longer). I searched google and some people said you can be dilated for months! Is this true? How long were you dilated for?

Answer Question

Asked by Evansmommy91 at 1:00 PM on Oct. 4, 2010 in Pregnancy

Level 13 (1,168 Credits)
Answers (14)
  • about 2 hours...maybe less...although my labor went super fast because i had a placental abruption and ended up getting an emergency c-section...but a friend of mine was like that for about a week. Good luck!

    Answer by Shelii at 1:02 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I was a five centimeters for 8 weeks or so.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:02 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • lol oh yeah, the other babys I was always at 3 cm by the time I was 30 weeks.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:05 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • At least a month or so.

    Answer by Melbornj at 1:05 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • several weeks with all 3 pregnancies, the longest was about 8 weeks.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:08 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • ive been at 4 cm for 3 weeks now! it just depends on you and you body!

    Answer by aangelmommie03 at 1:08 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Oh ok! My doc was like "I wouldn't be surprised if you go into labor next week!" So as soon as she left hubby and I started freaking out...But now I know I can be dilated for a while so that's a little disappointing- I'm an eager beaver! But I know it's best to wait and baby will come when he's ready!

    Comment by Evansmommy91 (original poster) at 1:14 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I was at 1cm for almost a month then flew through the rest of the numbers

    Answer by mandapanda942 at 1:26 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I was 3 cm for 6 weeks

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:28 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I never knew when I was just 1 or 2 cm... I was at 4cm for over 6 weeks though..

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:29 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN