Hey ladies! I was just looking for some opinions and just to see what you all think. When I went to my midwife appointment last WED. I found out I am already 3cm dilated and 70% effaced! I was pretty shocked. This is my second baby. My first is almost 11. I had him when I was 36 weeks. I was 35 weeks and 3 days when I was checked but now I am just one day over 36 weeks. I was wondering how long anyone might think I have until the big day? Have any of you had an experience like this that you could tell me about? I have a 45 min drive to the hospital where I will be delivering and my family is getting anxious. Every time I have a slight twinge, they all think it's time. Since I know that once you pass 3cm you are already considered into the second stage of labor, I was wondering if anyone thought I should be worried about making it to the hospital on time? Another thing I want to add is, I don't think I would have known I was in labor if my water hadn't broken with my son. I never really had anything that I would call hard labor pains with him...even right toward the end. I just hope I will know when the time is right. Thank you to anyone who can give me any advice or even just share their story with me!
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2/8/10 at 9:37pm