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Ditto the pp. Not to discourage you, but you could be 3cm for the next 5.5 weeks! My doctor doesn't even check first time moms before 40 weeks because the dilation doesn't mean much.
ok. Dr. didn't say anything other than see you next week but my family....Well, lets just say they put me into panic mode. OMG, they all said, you're going to have her next week!
I'm ready to not be pregnant and waddling around but not really ready to have her yet.
With my son (baby 2) I was 3-4 at 35 weeks, and then progressed a little bit each week and was 5-6 at 39 weeks. I needed to be induced. haha.
The good news is that once my doctor broke my water my labor was lightening quick. I went from 6-10 in about 90 minutes, pushed for 15 minutes, had my baby (all 9 pounds 11 ounces of him).
So no, it really doesn't mean much for when the baby will come. But if you are lucky it will shorten your labor when it does happen! :)
Kate ~ 7/3/09 *** Connor ~ 11/11/10
3 losses: 2007, 2009, 2013Currently TTC #3
Like the others are saying, it is really hard to tell what will happen.
I was 3cm and 50% effaced at 35 weeks with DS2. He came at 37w5d.
Unfortunately, dilation and effacement have no bearing on when you might deliver. I went through almost 24 hours of labor and was still at 4 cm. Then all of a sudden, I went from 4-10 in about an hour.
I've also heard of women who've spent days at the first stage of labor before their bodies kicked in and sent them straight into the pushing stage.
Hang in there - you're almost done. Just remember: there isn't a woman in history that was pregnant forever. Patience precious :)
I wouldnt get your hopes up.. sadly... because you could be pregnant for 4 more weeks... I was 3 cm at my 36 or 37 week appointment and didn't go into labor until 40w 3d.. It was a long several weeks thinking that it could happen at anytime and it did not.
Dr. agian today. Not too worried about her coming just yet. She is still sitting high under my ribs. I think she thinks squishing my lungs is a funny game. :)