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Dilation question... 31 weeks 5 days adult content

I am 31 weeks 5 days and was dilated to 1 almost 2 cm when I was 29 weeks I did a self check before I called the doctor and knew I was 1 almost 2 cm my doctor when I was pregnant with my daughter taught me how because I went into preterm labor with her at 30 weeks.

Well I did another self check today and could fit 2 almost 3 fingers in easily how dilated am I now I just knew that if I could fit one finger in it was 1 or 2 cm dilated but now its 2 almost a full 3 fingers in how far dilated am I ?

I was told I was in preterm labor and told to be on light bed rest because I was having constant contrations, latly ive been having contractions and pressure like baby pushing down all night last night

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Asked by mommyof0210 at 10:07 AM on May. 3, 2011 in Pregnancy

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Answers (9)
  • Um go to the doctor :)

    Answer by yesmaam at 10:08 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • Go to the doctor.U could stay at 2cm for weeks. My sister stayed at 2 for almost one month.

    Answer by dancer at 10:15 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • I have NO freaking clue, I never had a desire to check my own dialation. Besides you can stay at 2-3cm for WEEKS

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:24 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • Honestly I would stop doing cervical checks. They can introduce bacteria into your cervix, diliation doesn't always give you an accurate measurement for how close labor is.

    Answer by Daltonswife at 10:35 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • I was 4 cm for 3 weeks, it doesn't mean you're in labor. I think if you're that concerned go see your OB and make sure.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:42 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • Just like first time moms can stay 1 cm dilated for weeks- I heard that it is just as common for second time moms to stay 2-3 cm dilated. for weeks. I agree with Daltonswife- stop doing cervical checks and let you midwife/ob know that you think you are dilated so much and just take their advice. Doing cervical checks too frequently can cause swelling, stretching, bleeding, contractions, and if you aren't careful- infections.

    Answer by meandrphoto at 10:52 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • I was dialated at 2 for a whole month, and my sister was at one for two months!!! I honestly think it is different for everyone!!! Honestly I never would trust myslef to be very good at checking myself! If you are concerend though it is always good to contact your doctor!!

    Answer by cjshanta88 at 11:09 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • Stop doing self checks, it introduces bateria, and can cause labor... I was at 2 cm for 6 weeks. Let nature take it's course and stop worrying. If you start having contractions, then call your doctor.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 11:28 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • I have no idea! :(

    Definately call your doctor and let them know what you are doing and why you are concerned.

    They will offer you the best advise :)

    Good Luck! Hope you figure it out.

    Answer by mamawhit at 5:13 PM on May. 3, 2011

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