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#1 of 5 Old 06-11-2014, 10:24 AM - Thread Starter
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when would dilation starts!

I'm at 39 weeks and 5 days and my OB still telling me I'm closed and not dilating at all. My due dates are June 12 and June 13 one of those days. I'm keep on feeling BH but it's so confusing on when I'm going to start dilating. I am ready to have my baby and meet her but I wish I could know when I will start dilating or labor. All your comments are very helpful and I know every boday is different. I hoping I have my baby this weekend. .
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Hi Alline,
Congratulations on the impending birth of your baby girl! There is really no way to know when you will start labor or start dilating. A woman can be dilated a centimeter or more for weeks before she goes into labor, and being dilated before labor is really no indication of when you will go into labor or how quickly you will dilate. For now, just try to relax and enjoy the peace before the baby comes. I hope you get to meet your little girl soon!



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I was in tears at my last ob appointmeny with my DD because I was a week overdue with zero dilation. I thought that meant I was never going to go into labour. Labour started 3-4 days later all naturally. Don't worry. As PP said dilation before labour means nothing.

As another point of reference. My friend walked around at 4 cm for over 4 weeks before going into labour.
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Is this your first baby? Most women don't start dilating until they are in established labour with their first baby (although there are obviously exceptions to this rule).

If it is causing you some anxiety or stress, perhaps you could decline further routine vaginal examinations. The information they provide is not going to be of any particular use to you as, as PPs have mentioned, dilation and effacment prior to labour are not predictors of when labour will start or how long it will be, or anything else.
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I am wih katelove. Decline cervical checks. I will this time because all they did was cause frustration.
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