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How long can I stay at 3cm dilated and 50% effaced?

Posted by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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The doctor told me this is what I am at..3cm and 50%effaced. I am 37 weeks.
How long can I stay this way? I have lower back pain and can barely walk and get in and out of the car. My entire pelvic area is so achy and sore. I have had some very mild braxton hicks. This is my third child.

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by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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Rhonda142
by Silver Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:45 PM

I stayed that way for a few weeks before I had my oldest son. But that is not to say you will do the same. Are you having any contractions?



legobaby
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:45 PM
I was 4 cm and 75% effaced at 36 weeks. I went into labor 3 days before my due date. My OB said they check dilation because your labor may be short if you are super dilated, but it doesn't mean you will go into labor soon.
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mybabyapples
by Purple People Eater on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:46 PM
For ever!!!!!!!
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tansyflower
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:47 PM

weeks.  days.  hours.  it is not a clear sign of anything significant.

momtoBrenna
by Silver Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Days to months...

ZacharyCainsmom
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:48 PM

I was 3cm and 90% for 3 weeks :( I was finally induced.

mich.el.le
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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A long time. Weeks, anyway. :) Or you could go into labor tomorrow. 

Mrs.Brugger
by Tiara on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:50 PM

A lady in my June Babies group was at 5cm for a couple days...they wouldn't admit her until she hit 6 bc she wasn't having regular contractions

Good luck!

ccmvm
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I was that at 32 weeks and gave birth at 38 weeks.

eflgel1513
by New Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:54 PM
hi! i wish i could say it will happen at an exact moment, but like the other ladies, i was dilated &effaced for a few days before dd made her debut! sending good wishes for easy labor!!
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