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Yes, you can be 100% effaced and still not be in active labor, particularly if this isn't the first baby. So she is probably in prodromal labor, and i would encourage her to Stay HOme until the ctx are 2-3 min apart, and 60-90 seconds long. That way when she gets to the hospital she will probably be too far along to try to cut open again. However, word of warning-- I do know of cases where the doc has pushed the baby *back into the uterus* and sent the mom to the OR.....so just want to let you know...if your sister can sleep, so much the better . it conserves her energy. oH, and I would NOT go in for induction on Aug 1...the ctx are much harder, and it's harder on the baby to try to deal with....