how long before labor?

Amanda - posted on 01/29/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I was 1cm last monday the 16th and friday I went to doctor he said I was 3cm how long do you think before I go into labor

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Liz - posted on 01/29/2012

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Don't get too discouraged if you never see your mucous plug - I never noticeably lost mine with 3 out of 4 of my children. Hang in there, the last month is the worst!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/29/2012

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It could be any day, but sorry to say, don't count on it. Your body is getting ready, but you are not even full term until 37 weeks. You have just under a month left, you want the baby to cook as long as you can.

Amanda - posted on 01/29/2012

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im 36 wks 3 days and doctor said any day, based on the ultrasound he is ready and in position, and no i have not lost mucus plug yet.

Sherri - posted on 01/29/2012

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It could be hours or it could be weeks there is no telling. It all depends when your body and baby are ready.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/29/2012

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The more dilated you are before you give birth, the less work your body will have to do to get to 10cm before labor. Dilating early is a GOOD thing.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/29/2012

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Well, how far along are you? I was 1-3 cm dilated with both my children the last month of my pregnancy. I started losing my plug about 1 week before my daughter was born, and everyday I would lose a little more. There is really no way to tell you when. It is just when your body and baby say it is time.

Kaitlin - posted on 01/29/2012

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Yeah.... what they said. I was 3cm for 3 weeks with my first, he came 4 days late. With my second, i wasn't dialted at all for my check up at 38 weeks and BAM i went into labor (half the time of my first, only 6 hours!) the next morning. And we had the timing perfect as far as how far along we were, we were trying and know the exact date of conception. Hope for your sake it's soon, the end is the worst! How far along are you?

Bonnie - posted on 01/29/2012

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It depends. You can be dilated for awhile. At 33 weeks I was 2 cms dilated with my second child. At 37.5 weeks I was induced for medical reasons and I was still 2cms dilated.

Amy - posted on 01/29/2012

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It still could be awhile I was 3 cm dialated with my second for 2 weeks before I actually gave birth.

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