(possible tmi)Is it possible to begin dilating at 28 weeks? - Mothering Forums

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Old 04-27-2005, 08:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This is my second pregnancy and I've bh ctx for the last three days. they seem to lighten up if I rest with my feet up. I checked myself and I could get like two fingertips in my cervix. Just wanted any input I could get.





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it could be normal for you. it's hard to say because every woman is different, though it's more common to be more dilated early with subsequent pregnancies.

bh contx are really normal and healthy. it's regular contx that come in intervals that you can time and last a minute or so that usually are considered preterm labor. bh contx, though strong, only strengthen the uterus and help it grow, not necessarily change your cervix. if the contx lasts longer than 90 seconds, it's probably just a bh.
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Thanks, I was just curious because with ds I didn't begin dilating until I was in labor.
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Doing what you did is how I found out I was in preterm labor at 23 weeks. Not to scare you, it might just be normal for your body, but I would get it checked out if I were you. Just to make sure.

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Just bumping this up to see if you are okay.

7yo: "Mom,I know which man is on a quarter and which on is on a nickel. They both have ponytails, but one man has a collar and the other man is naked. The naked man was our first president."
 
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I dropped, engaged, effaced and began to dilate at 32 weeks (without contractions).
But I went to 41.

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I have still been having some contx but a lot less than a few days ago. I think that I was just too active. I see my midwife monday, so I'll find out if everytihing is ok then. Thanks everybody
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To piggyback on Pamela my exterior os was about 2cm dilated when I had cervical checks with DD. That is very typical of non-first pgs. Your interior os is usually closed until closer to labor beginning. I wonder if that's what you were noticing vs a true dilation of the cervix.
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