1cm 70% effaced question!!?
Sarah - posted on 12/18/2013
My first I was at 3 cm dialated for pretty much the last month of my pregnancy. I was induced 2 days before my due date due to high blood pressure. My second I was 3 cm the first time doc checked me at 36 wks. then gradually increased over the last month of my pregnancy. The day before I went into labor I was 4 1/2 cm dilated and went into labor 4 hrs. before her due date. With my last I was at 4 cm at 36 wks and was able to make it to 38 wks and 6 days. Doc checked me earlier that day that I went into labor and I was 4 1/2 cm dilated. With both my second and third pregnancies I pretty much walked into the hospital fully dilated. Once my labor starts I go VERY fast. Even with my first being induced I held at 5 cm for a long time and the doc was thinking if I did not progress I would need a csec. From 5 cm to complete I went VERY fast.
It is anyone's guess as to how your labor will go and when. You could be sitting at 4 cm and be overdue, or you could be at 4 cm and go into labor that day. You could be at 4 cm and have to be induced because your body won't progress any further or you could be at 1 cm and go very quickly. All just depends on your body. In general your labor with your first pregnancy is longer, because your body (hips) have not been through a birth before. BUT there are also those that their first pregnancy was their fastest labor....so you never know.
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