1/2 cm dilated but still thick...but its my 3rd..

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1/2 cm dilated but still thick...but its my 3rd..

Postby byebeautiful » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:23 am

I was checked at 34 weeks because of cramping and i was thick and closed. 36 weeks i was 1/2 cm dilated and still thick. I thought you had to thin before you could dilate?

By 36 weeks with my other first and 2nd son i was 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced. This is my 3rd, i really thought id make even more progression than i did with my first two. Should i assume ill probably go over? I am really wanting to go natural without being induced. So i am hoping i make some progression. Anything i can do to thin me out? I can not have sex, im going through a separation right now and i just started EPO, taking orally and vaginally.
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Postby fodla » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:14 am

I dilated before thinning, too.
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Postby byebeautiful » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:37 pm

fodla wrote:I dilated before thinning, too.



really? This has never happened to me...Did you go over your due date?? I always thinned before i dilated.
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Postby fodla » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:46 pm

byebeautiful wrote:
fodla wrote:I dilated before thinning, too.



really? This has never happened to me...Did you go over your due date?? I always thinned before i dilated.


Yup 8 days over.
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Postby byebeautiful » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:18 pm

yikes!! My ob doesnt allow you to go over 41 weeks. Im just really wanting to avoiding an induction! Id love to go on my own :)
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Postby fodla » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:35 am

You know those checks mean nothing, right? You can go from completely thick and closed to labour in an hour...or from a "good" check to labour in weeks.

Also, that's silly, considering the average gestation is 41w3d for a first-time mom and 41w1d for an experienced mom. Why won't your OB let you go over? I'd fight that if I were you.
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Postby byebeautiful » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:12 am

Im not exactly sure why they dont. They dont talk induction though unless youre 40 weeks or medical reasons. With my first they wanted to induce at 41 weeks, but i ended up going in to labor the day after my due date. Maybe they just set it up figuring i wouldnt make it til then?


This is kinda TMI :oops: but i kinda just worry about not making any progression and not going in to labor with this baby because im not having sex which i know helps. Im walking a lot and using EPO and hoping that helps ripen the cervix since i cant have sex! lol.
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Jaxon Dillinger
12/24/08
7lbs. 5 oz
20 1/2
1:20am

Bentley Asher
11/13/11
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20 1/4 inch
5:01 am
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Postby fodla » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:48 am

Looooots of women don't have sex near the end of pregnancy! It's sometimes uncomfortable.

Also TMI, but maybe try masturbation? You won't get the prostaglandins (I'm sure I'm misspelling that) from the sperm, but you will get the uterine contractions from the orgasm. And if you're taking EPO, that contains prostaglandins too, so it should help.

That said, I don't think you need to worry yet. :)
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