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Hey Ive been walking around 2cm dilated for three weeks...but the dilation happened three weeks ago and nothing since. I went overdue last time walking around dilated. Then again with number one I wasnt dilated at all at my checkup then went into labor a few days later at 39weeks.
At 38weeks I wouldnt expect to be dilated yet. She could stay 0cm then dilated all at once after labor starts. And I dont know why doctors get all up in arms once a woman hits 40wks when 40 is an ESTIMATE and 90% of women deliver between 38 and 42 weeks, making 42 as normal as 38 or 40. You're not REALLY past due until 42 weeks and thats assuming they have it right to begin with (they often dont since they are basing it on dates and assuming every woman concieves on day 14 which is so not the case).
Long way to say, I would not worry AT ALL at this point.
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