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90% effaced and 1cm dilated

At my doctor appointment on Monday I was told that baby is dropped and head down. She also said I was 90% effaced and 1cm dilated and that he could come 1-2 weeks earlier than my December 13th due date. Anyone else had this happen?

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  • That's very exciting! Just try to remember that some people walk around dilated eve more than that for weeks at a time...or the opposite. I had zero progress at one appointment, swore I'd go late, and DS was born two days later (a week early) and I was 4 cm by the time we got to the hospital with no pain or signs that anything had changed other than my water breaking.

    I'm not trying to squash your hope of going early, it just may make your last few weeks go slowly if you're waiting for LO to come at any moment. For your sake, I hope it's true though! 

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  • image sturley87:
    At my doctor appointment on Monday I was told that baby is dropped and head down. She also said I was 90% effaced and 1cm dilated and that he could come 1-2 weeks earlier than my December 13th due date. Anyone else had this happen?

    I was at that point two weeks ago with a due date of Dec 1.  So if that's the case and I have my baby within this next week, great.  That's what I want anyway.

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  • At my 36 week appt on Monday I was 3cm and 75% effaced

    OB said it really isn't any indication of when labor will start, but she guessed that he may be a little early. She said that she based that off of effacement, not dilation.

    ETA: pp is right, you can stay at a certain dilation/eff. point for WEEKS. OB told me with my progress I could go tomorrow or weeks from now, there's no way to know for sure.

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  • I've been dilated 1, 75% effaced and baby dropped for 4 weeks now....due date is on Tues.  I just hope I start making more progress soon!!

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  • I am 1 cm dilated, over 80% effaced for 2 weeks now.
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  • I am dilated to 2.5 and 80% effaced. Dr. said that he wouldn't be surprised if he got called in on Thanksgiving to deliver haha but I am not going to hold my breath.
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  • at my 37 week appt I was not dilated, but 70% effaced and cervix is "very soft" but she still told me it means almost nothing.  She said I could go into labor at any day or I could go to/past my due date (which is Dec 6th).  She said the only thing it means is that the more progress I make on my own, the better my chances are of a successful induction if we have to do one.
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  • I have been 1 cm dialated and around 30% effaced for 3 almost 4 weeks now :(
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  • It really means nothing as I have been walking around at nearly 4 cm and 80% for over a month and I am now 8 days overdue... 
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  • Effacement and dilation mean nothing until you are in labor.  Your Dr. has NO way of knowing if you are going to go into labor early based on these two factors.  He is just guessing (and getting your hopes up in the process).

    Save yourself some stress later on and don't put too much value in these measurements.   It is better to assume your baby will come on the later side and be pleasantly surprised if he come early than stressing every day you go past your Drs unscientific prediction.

    GL


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  • With my first DS at my 36 week check up I was 90% effaced and 1/2 a cm dilated. The doc told me he so low that he could feel his head. I was 36 weeks and 5 days at that appointment. Two days later when I was 37 weeks and 0 days my water broke, 18 1/2 hours later my little one was here!
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    The doc told me he so low that he could feel his head. I was 36 weeks and 5 days at that appointment. Two days later when I was 37 weeks and 0 days my water broke, 18 1/2 hours later my little one was here!

    I wish.  They've been telling me they can feel my little girl's head for probably two months now.  Of course I wouldn't have wanted her here two months ago, but now would be nice. :-)

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  • image Julybride_07:
    With my first DS at my 36 week check up I was 90% effaced and 1/2 a cm dilated. The doc told me he so low that he could feel his head. I was 36 weeks and 5 days at that appointment. Two days later when I was 37 weeks and 0 days my water broke, 18 1/2 hours later my little one was here!

    The doctor told me she could feel his head so I'm hoping that does mean he'll be early. 


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