Question About Dilation Effacement And Baby

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erin25 - October 18

Yesturday I went for my 38 weeks appoitment and the PA said that I was 3 cm dilated, 70% effaced and she said she could feel the baby's head (but he was not engaged yet).......does anyone know how close labor could be?? This is my first so I don't really understand anything and I don't know what to expect?

 

Kitalj07 - October 18

This is my first too, and I can't believe I haven't dilated yet, but it seems pretty close because I've heard at 50% effaced you are really close to labor!

 

DDT - October 18

It could be days or weeks. There is no way to predict when you will go into labour by how dilated and effaced you are. Some women walk around for weeks at 4cm dilated. BTW I was 0cm dilated and 70% effaced when I went into labour.

 

erin25 - October 19

The waiting is getting me so anxious. I just want to meet him already!!! I was very excited that I dilated and effaced that much.....I just wonder when it's going to happen!!

 

Tink - October 19

i've been 1cm and 50% effaced for 3 weeks now. so you never know. had friends that were 3-4cm walk around that way for a month. so it could happen soon or it could be a while. you really don't know since everyone is different. I would say be prepared just in case, but don't expect anything to happen soon (i konw people get their hopes up that it will happen soon and then they go late). i know i wish it would happen sooner rather than later too, but i am not counting on it, especially since i have been this way for 3 weeks now. hopefully our babies come in good time and healthy! good luck! ;)

 

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