How long after you were 1 cm dialated and 50% effaced did you go into labor?

Amanda - posted on 12/06/2009 ( 28 moms have responded )

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Just wondering, because that's where I am.

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Candyce - posted on 12/09/2009

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I was 1cm dilated 50% effaced for weeks. And walking did nothing. >.> I almost hate when people say "WALK!!!" It did nothing. NOTHING!!!! NOT A DAMN THING! Nikko was overdue AND had to be induced. So. OMG, and my pelvic bone hurt SO bad for WEEKS. And to think my dumb ass misses pregnancy. -.-;; Lol.

Amber - posted on 12/09/2009

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With my first son I started dilating at 35 weeks. I walked around 3 & 1/2 cm dilated and 80% effaced for 2 weeks before I finally went into labor. Not really walked around, I was on partial bed rest. With my second son I was 3cm dilated for a week and 75% effaced before I went into labor. So you never really know. You could go into labor tonight or it could be a while before you go into labor; just be ready when you do. Make sure you have everything packed and ready to go to the hospital. Good luck and my best wishes!

Jessica - posted on 12/09/2009

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Theres such a wide range for how long people stay at 1cm dilated and 50% effaced! Some ppl stay at 1-2 cm weeks before they go into labor. As for me on the other hand- My body didn't do a thing to get ready until the day of. Not dilated or effaced, no contractions, baby didn't drop, nothing. I thought they were going to have to induce me! Then suddenly at 41 weeks and 1 day, I started having contractions and was holding my son 10 hrs later.

Nicole - posted on 12/09/2009

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Lost my mucous plug at 37 wks, was 1cm dilated and fully effaced by 38 wks, 4cm at 39 wks, 6cm and moderately contracting at my forty week check up, then finally gave birth at 40wks + 5 days. I had a very slow labor- I went to the hospital at 10cm after days of laboring at home. My water broke 9.5 hours later then out flew Phoebe with just 10 min of pushing. Every pregnancy is sooo different. I know a woman who went from no dilation to delivery in 90 min! pretty wild I think.

Danika - posted on 12/07/2009

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i dialated to 2cm and 70% effaced at 32 weeks and i didnt have my son until the 35th week and that was because of an emergency csection due to pre-eclampsia...but every bodys different....could take a day, week, couple weeks...i had a friend who was dialated to 1cm and 30% effaced and she went into full blown labor 8 hours later

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Amber - posted on 08/21/2013

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After finding out I was 1 cm and 50% effaced at 36 weeks I still didn't have my daughter until 41 weeks. Some women, such as myself, just don't progress much further until actual labor happens.

Belinda - posted on 12/09/2009

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i started having contractions on the tuesday and was 2cm and 50% then the following tuesday my daughter was born after 32 hours of solid labour but you know what i can't remember most of it and we are trying for number two good luck

Candace - posted on 12/09/2009

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with my first I was at 2 cm for about a month and then my second I was dialated to 1cm for about 3 weeks and for my third I was dialted to 1 for a week. I was induced with all my kids.

Amanda - posted on 12/09/2009

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i was dialated 3 cm forever it seemed maybe 2 weeks maybe longer with BH contractions is what she said they were,b4 she induced me at 37 weeks.then i had to have a c-section b/c baby was in distress

Lauren - posted on 12/09/2009

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i was 1cm dilated 50% effaced for two days. but i also got my membranes seperated the same day i found out i was that far along.

Brittany - posted on 12/09/2009

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I'm not sure when I began dilating...my water broke and then an a hour and a half later in Triage, they looked at me and confirmed I'd ruptured, I was 3cm dilated and 100% effaced...I went into labor about 2hrs and 15 minutes later. Keep walking!!! Unless it'd be too early for baby....walking helped me a lot! My fiance and I went out almost every night when he came home from work or me from work myself.

Labor was only an hour and a half for me, thats very good compared to a lot of people so good luck!

Caithlin - posted on 12/07/2009

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i was at 1 cm for a couple weeks. when i went into the hospital bc my contractions where 3 minutes apart i was still 1 cm so it could be awhile.

Mayra - posted on 12/07/2009

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well it depends i was like that for 2 weeks i guess really if you want the baby to come already do alot of walking and going up and down stairs but be very careful with stairs go to the mall walk around for about 2 hrs and ur baby will be here before u know best of luck to you!

Niki - posted on 12/07/2009

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I started dilating at 37 weeks and was 5cm dilated when they induced me at 40 weeks 5 days. I was so excited to have made progress but i had no idea i could walk around like that for so long without anything happening! Everyone is different though.

Rebecca - posted on 12/07/2009

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I was 3cm dialated for a week and was induced at 39w with my second and went from that 3cm back to 2cm between the Dr apt adn the induction and when i was induced i went from 2cm- baby born in 2.5 hours. With my first i was 1cm and 80% effaced at 39w4d at my induction and from start to baby born was 8.5 hours. If you want to get it going then have sex like crazy...i wasn't allowed to after 30w because with my first i did at 33w and was in labor for 4days and the Dr's kept stopping it...it was horriable!
Good luck and keep your head up. enjoy your time alone now:)

Danielle - posted on 12/07/2009

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i was 1cm diallated when i went into labour and went to the hospital with my first son and he came out at just 5cm diallated so i guess we can all give advice but the best people to know are the midwifes who to the monitaring, good luck with everthing

Janna - posted on 12/06/2009

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I was 1 cm dilated 50% effaced at least 4 weeks before I went into labor...I found out I was 2 cm dilated 50% effaced at least 2 weeks before labor...so it could be a few weeks...but some women aren't dilated at all before labor starts...so it could be anytime also...just never know.

Jessica - posted on 12/06/2009

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All i can tell you is dont listen to people tell you you are almost there i was 2 cm at 35 weeks and she came the day before her due date and after i was in labor i stayed at 4 cm for 6 1\2 hours even with the meds. so it all depends on how much your bundel of joy want to be here and how fast they are wanting to come sorry i know excatly how you feel i was so ready to have her at 35 weeks and all i kept hearing is she is not ready yet i even tried all the trick they say helps induce it but they didnt work for me either so good luck.

Jen - posted on 12/06/2009

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I was 1 cm dilated and 30% a month before I gave birth. I went to 2 cm. and 80% 5 days before I gave birth. It could be awhile so just hang in there. My daughter was born 4 days before her due date.

Jessica - posted on 12/06/2009

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Have you or are u thinking of having a stretch and sweep? I knew I was going to have my daughter the day my water broke...I went to my OB as soon as it opened at 9am and was 2cm, then at 330pm my water broke and was 3cm at 4pm when they checked my at the hospital...I was fully dilated and ready to push at 11:30pm, even after I had my epidural at 10pm...so it's different for everyone. Do u know how your mom's pregnancy went? I've heard pregnancies are similar between mothers and daughters

Jennifer - posted on 12/06/2009

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I was dilated at 1cm at week 40 with my first one, and at 41 weeks the dr. stripped my membranes at 7:30 and I went into labor and had my daughter at 1:20 am. With my second daughter, I was dilated to 4cm before I even started feeling contractions and I ended up having my baby girl the next day.

Megan - posted on 12/06/2009

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Pshhh, I wasn't even dialated when I went into labor. I guess I started having contractions irregularly and then every 20 minutes but that went on for 2 days before I really felt like I was in labor. At that point I was only 3 centimeters. It varies with everyone. I would count more on any contractions you might be having as opposed to dialation at this point.

Brandi - posted on 12/06/2009

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hang tight. could be weeks. I walked around 2 and 1/2 cm. dialted for two weeks before I was induced due to having gestational diabetes

Lauren - posted on 12/09/2009

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i was 1cm dilated 50% effaced for two days. but i also got my membranes seperated the same day i found out i was that far along.

Janna - posted on 12/06/2009

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I was 1 cm dilated 50% effaced at least 4 weeks before I went into labor...I found out I was 2 cm dilated 50% effaced at least 2 weeks before labor...so it could be a few weeks...but some women aren't dilated at all before labor starts...so it could be anytime also...just never know.

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