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How far do they let you dilate before they put you in the hospital?

Some have told me 3cm some have told me 5cm.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:15 PM on Dec. 9, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • I was 2 cm dilated when I went in because my water was leaking.

    Answer by Lizzie32390 at 8:20 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • Its not really how far your dialated, but how far apart the contractions are, and how your labor is progressing. I walked around at 4 for 2 weeks before I went into labor.

    Answer by my4lads at 8:21 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • Most hospitals won't admit before 3-4 cm but you really don't want to go too soon because they will start with interventions and those interventions can cause complications in an otherwise complication free pregnancy/labor.

    Answer by miriamz at 8:21 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • Isn't there a chance of infection the further you dilate?

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • I can't talk for all hospitals but if you are contracting and dilating, you can stay if you want....I don't think they would ask you to leave. Carful though I went in 1 cm....they were filling out the discharge papers my water broke and bam 10cm in 5 min no time for drugs it suckkkkkkkkkkkkked.

    Answer by KittyCalais at 8:23 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • The only time you can get an infection is if your water broke. Dilating and your water bag breaking are two different things.

    Answer by my4lads at 8:32 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • i was 4-5 when they did me

    Answer by krazyash023 at 8:35 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • I was 4 cm when I was admitted.

    Answer by MathMom28 at 9:06 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • I had to be having a contraction every 5 min for 1 hour to be admitted. I waited 3 and I was at 3.5 cm when I arrived.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:10 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

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