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If you are dilated 2cm and 50% effaced does that mean your in labor?

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Asked by grandmamaria398 at 11:07 PM on Oct. 28, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • no and the hosp wont normally keep you until you are 4cm you could be 2cm and 50% effaced for a week

    Answer by mama2my2boys at 11:09 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I was dialated to 3 for two weeks before going into active labor. Hang in there will eventually have this baby :)

    Answer by mistynights234 at 11:09 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • No. You can be dilated to 4 cm, even, for weeks and not be in labor. Labor is when you are having regular contractions that are progressing to birth.

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:11 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • true since when i went to the hosp at 4cm they gave me pitocin so its best to just wait till you are in active labor cuz trust me you dont want first son i didnt know i was in labor and when i felt a lil pain went to the hosp and was 6cm

    Answer by mama2my2boys at 11:15 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • haha i was 2 cm for 6 weeks... only 20 -40 effaced though took my water leaking to get me in there! and still i was 2 cm for over 10 hours after that happened!

    Answer by 2boysmommy.js at 11:19 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • When I was pregnant I was 2cm and 90% effaced plus the pressure of my daughter trying to come out so I contacted my doctor and she told me to come and check in the hospital.

    Answer by ProudMommie83 at 11:39 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I have been 3 cm for weeks now, and I have been having bloody show for 2 days, but the contractions are on and off, and I would be more than willing to bet that they wouldn't keep me at the hospital, and if htey did, I would end up on pitocin.

    Answer by hstansbury17 at 1:41 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

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