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Just came from the Dr. I am 80 - 90% effaced and almost 3 cm dialated? How long did you go when you were this far along? Any women last still a week or two?

I am scheduled to be induced on the 30th but I am excited and wanted to hear when other mothers went with that same info. I will be 39 weeks this Sunday. I am having consistent braxton hix but no pain yet. Getting very excited!!

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Asked by AmyLynn5398 at 5:54 PM on Oct. 21, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Sounds like it will be soon for you! Congratulations!!!

    Answer by neebug3766 at 5:58 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • They never told me how effaced I was, but he came pretty quick after I started dilating... the next day.

    Answer by EverydayMomma at 5:58 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • I was dilated to 4 cm with 2 of our boys for about 3-4 weeks.... I can't remember the % of effacement.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 6:05 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • Why are you being induced on the 30th??
    I've had clients who were dilated to 4 for weeks before delivering. Unfortunately, there isn't much to be gained from cervical checks, unless you are in labor and have the urge to push.

    Answer by musicpisces at 7:58 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • I was dilated to 4 for quite awhile with my second and I only went into labor after my OB stripped my membranes, so I would have been at 4 for a couple of weeks most likely if she hadn't thrown me into labor. My last two were induced.

    Baby comes when they want to come. The effacement and dilation are only a representation that things are starting to progress, it's no indicator of how soon you will actually go into labor unfortunately.

    Answer by ajrobbins at 10:53 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

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