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Angela - February 6th, 2005 12:55 AM

I'm hoping other women can share their stories of how long they were 4 cm dilated before they went into labor. I've been that way (and completely effaced) for nearly a week, at least. I just need to know how long this is likely to last.


Melissa - February 6th, 2005 7:10 PM

Wow! You should give birth anytime now! I was 4 cm with my second for about two weeks. I finally had my waters broke on my due date because I was just too anxious, and I went into labor right away. Try to relax and let it happen on its own. Your baby will be here soon!


Amy - June 16th, 2005 6:33 PM

I have been 4 cm for a few days with this pregnancy. Since I am 37 weeks, my Dr. is going to induce me next week if I haven't delivered over the weekend. The same thing happened with my daughter 2 1/2 years ago. I was 5 cm at 39 weeks & my Dr. (a different one) had to induce me. Just think, you can get your epidural right away if you so choose. You're half way there!


Elena - September 19th, 2005 1:03 PM

I am 4cm dilated as I write and have been that way for almost a week, I have 10 days to go into labor myself, otherwise, I'll be induced. It's frustrating to know that I'm 4cm and cannot progress any furthur!


J - September 19th, 2005 2:31 PM

How far along are all of you, and how far were you when you started to dilate? Could you tell a definate change in the amount of pressure and/or BH contractions when you were actually dilating??


NINI - September 20th, 2005 4:24 PM

I RECENTLY HAD A BABY AND I WAS 1 CM WHEN I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND THEN 2 CM 30 MIN LATER ,THEY ENDED ADMITTING ME AND THEN 14 HRS LATER I WAS BARELY AT 4 CM SO THEY INDUCED ME AND BOKE MY WATER AND SHE CAME PAINFULLY ABOUT 2 HRS LATER.MOST LIKELY IF YOU GO TO THE HOSPITAL THEY WILL INDUCE YOU AND BABY WILL BE COMING VERY SOON


NINI - September 20th, 2005 4:25 PM

SORRY I MEANT BROKE


Angel - September 21st, 2005 5:10 AM

Hello. Sept 15th around 3:30 am I had contractions back to back, and my hubby took me to the hospital, and was sent home after several hours, contractions just stopped. I'm 2-3 cm and this is my 4th child, with them once i had these back to back contractions I went into full labor, my water broke with my first 2 and then my boy (6 yrs ago), they had to break the water. I have not had to wait ever after dilating and its been 6 days now, well this morning I started to have more contractions and this was real short after an hour and stopped.
I just want it to happen and lets be done already. I'm havin my tubes tied after this and I never had an epidural and alittle scared about it, but when the pain is coming on then I should have my mind off of it.
I wonder how long its going to be also, I know that my DR. said, if I have not went into labor by Sept 26th, then I will be induced, I'm due Oct.10th.

Angel


kat - September 28th, 2005 8:31 AM

I have been in labor for a week since being dilated 4 cm. Contractions have been continuous for the week, about 10-15 minutes apart. Hoping it will come soon. Good luck.


MaryM - January 11th, 2010 11:59 AM

Hi, I am 38 weeks and 5 days. I didn't know so many people sat around dialated to 4 cm without being in labor. I have been at 4 cm for a week...and NOTHING! I am feeling discouraged. This is my second and I know it will happen eventually, but my legs are cramping so badly that I can't walk by the end of the day. I just want to go to the hospital now and ask if the will admit me! It's like waiting until you can't take it anymore...UNCLE! I can't take it anymore.


Xanders mommy10 - December 10th, 2010 3:21 PM

I am 17 and this is my first child, I am 39 weeks and 3 days found out yesterday i was dialated to a 4 and my back and legs have been killing me. How much longer will this last?


kayla_rae - January 6th, 2012 2:27 PM

I am 34 almost 35 weeks pregnant and I am already dialated to almost 4cm. This is my second child. I went into premature labor at almost 7months with my first so I have been taking it easy. I was shocked to know that I am dialated to almost 4cm. On the 27th of December I was having terrible pressure in my pelvic area and pains in my lower back but I just blew it off because I thought maybe it was because my baby was laying low. I am suppose to wait at least 2 weeks before they allow me to deliver my baby..Has anyone else been through this?


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