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70% effaced and 2 cm dilated...what do you think?

Just curious.  I am 36 1/2 weeks and my MD told me today that baby girl's head is really low, I'm 2 cm dilated, and 70% effaced.  Anybody have similar numbers at 36 weeks....when did you actually go into labor??   This is my first baby, so I'm just clueless!!

Re: 70% effaced and 2 cm dilated...what do you think?

  • You could ask 10 different women who were that effaced and dilated at that point and get 10 different answers.  Just saying.
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  • it means nothing ....baby will come when it comes....  :)
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  • image adriennevla:
    You could ask 10 different women who were that effaced and dilated at that point and get 10 different answers.  Just saying.

    She's right! I have been 2cm, 90% for 2.5 weeks... and its my 3rd 

  • Don't these replies bum you out?  haha  I had the same thought at my 38 week appt... I'm 1 cm dilated and 65% effaced.  My family is all saying "you're getting close!!" but in reality I don't think it means anything.
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  • It means your baby and body is getting ready....and that is GREAT! :)
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    It means your baby and body is getting ready....and that is GREAT! :)

     Yeah, my doc did say that it's good for first-time moms to make progress, I guess because we're more likely to have longer labors. 

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    Don't these replies bum you out?  haha  I had the same thought at my 38 week appt... I'm 1 cm dilated and 65% effaced.  My family is all saying "you're getting close!!" but in reality I don't think it means anything.

    This! It bugs me because my mil says, any minute now! I feel like telling her to shut up! 

  • Dilation/effacement means nothing. It sucks, but it's the truth. Sad It's hard not to get excited, though. I do, too. I was at 2 cm and 40% at 36 weeks and I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow....I doubt I've had any progress...

    The only time it means anything is if (for example) you are at 2 cm at your appointment and go into L&D that night (or a few days later) with contractions and are at a 4 or something...then they know you're progressing.

     

  • A friend of mine has been 70% and 4 cm for more than two weeks...she got checked yesterday, no change.
  • I was the same with my first at 36 weeks. So at 37 weeks, I got a pedicure, and walked the entire mall...slowly but i did it.  the next day i went into labor.

    good luck!

  • I didn't get my first internal until 38 weeks but here is my progress:

    38w: 1 cm, 20%

    39w: 3 cm, 80%

    40w: 4 cm, 90%

    And I am being induced tomorrow.

  • With DD, I was dilated 2cms for 2-3 wks before I had her and she was born at 40w3d.
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  • I was 70% and 1.5 at 36 & 37 weeks... then 80% and 3cm at 38, 39, and 40 weeks.  I was induced at 40w 3d, and had no cervadil.  Had a pit drip and an epi, followed by a c/s due to Charles not descending. 
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  • I was 1cm dilated, 25% effaced two days ago... no clue it that means much!

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