What would you like to do?
YOu won't know all you can do is stay hydrated and go for a walk. Walking speeds up the process. Or try some old wives tales like eating spicy food. Your body will know when it the best time. Some people pop at 37 weeks, that is there done time. Answer It can take days to weeks. It just depends on how your body dialates. I was in labor for 37 hours fully effaced and only dialated to three cm. with my first child. I ended up with a c-section. It wasn't to bad just as painful as labor. GOOD LUCK
7 people found this useful
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
How can you induce labor if you're 37 weeks 2 days and 3 cm dilated 40 effaced and the baby's head is sitting at -2 right on your cervix and you literally are bowlegged with his head?
Answer You can try nipple stimulation and raspberry leaf tea, but don't worry it will happen eventually. Answer If he is at -2 he is not s…itting directly on your cervix but is farther up in your uterus. The bowlegged feeling is normal at the end of a pregnancy from the dilation of your cervix and the stretching of the ligaments, so don't worry he's not really right between your legs!
You are 37 weeks and 5 days and you are dilated to 2 and 80 percent effaced how soon should or could you go in labor?
Answer Sometime in the next 5 weeks. Sorry I can't be more helpful. I have examined women with a closed uneffaced cervix and they hav…e had the baby 2 hours later (it happened to me) and others in your position who go another 3-4 weeks. How soon? You are in labor. But You mean full blown labor. And that depends on your body and your babys hormones. Most likely within the next week. The best way to encourage full labor is to walk, walk, walk, and be sure to drink lots of water so you stay hydrated. If you are having false pains the walking will make them go away. Mom of five
Will labor come soon if you are 38 weeks ad 2 cm dialated but not effaced and you have lost your mucus plug?
Answer Especially if this is your first pregnancy, your body could take an unpredictable amount of time to get ready for labor. Generally, loss of the muc…us plug means labor will start soon, but it could still be several days or more. It is not uncommon for a woman to be 2cm dilated for at least a few weeks at the end of pregnancy.
Will labor start soon if you are 35 weeks 5 days and 1 cm dilated and 90 percent effaced and the baby is at -2 pelvic station?
Answer usually not. more likely to in this circumstance if one is having contractions now and then and if it is a first baby.
I would say........ SOON! I know when I was pregnant I felt like it would take forever! I thought I would always be pregnant and when the Dr. told me I was… fully effaced (which just means thinned out) and 3cm dialated I got so excited! I knew it would be SO SOON! I went four days after finding out this tid bit of information before I went into labor. Good luck! Pam Answer Yes it's a great sign that when you do go into true labor,it may not be terribly long and drawn out as a lot of the work is already done ( just the other 7 or so cm dilation to go!).On the other hand , you can go from being not very far dilated or effaced in a matter of minutes,so never be disheartened by what staff tell you.
How long does it take to go into labor if you are 37 weeks 4 cm dilated and fully effaced but baby hasn't dropped?
Answer The baby can drop in labor. It is always not easy to distinguish when the baby drops. I have had 3 children and never knew when they dropped I only …knew when labor kicked in.
You were 70 effaced and 2 cm dilated at last weeks docs appt but this week you are still 2cm dilated and 80 effaced do you have a week or two until you go into labor or am you going to go sooner?
My doc says that for first time moms there is no way to tell. Some people stay that way for weeks and some people go within a week from when they are 70% to 80% effaced …but it is very good to be getting this much pre-work done - it means you'll probably have a better labor.
How long before I go into labor if I am 3 weeks pregnant with an incompetent cervix 90 percent effaced but not yet dialated?
if you are 3 weeks pregnant, and your effaced 90% i'd say that you need to go get that checked out? 3 weeks prego means you have ur entire 9 months left to go!! if you g…o into labor soon, you probably wont be delivering a fullterm healthy baby
35 weeks is a bit early, at least 3 weeks early as normal gestation is 38-42 weeks, but the baby still has a good chance of survival at this stage. He may need breathing tubes… after delivery because this is when the lungs are developing so that he can breathe when he is born, but the success rate is actually very high (at least it is in the US), especially considering there aren't any (or many) other high risk factors involved. Three centimeters isn't much, considering that you need to reach 10 cm for a vaginal delivery. Seven centimeters is a long way to go! Effacing is the thickness (or thinness) of the cervix. 100% is paper-thin. If you are a first-time mom, the cervix will usually efface before it dilates. Subsequent births will usually dilate before it effaces. Dilation must catch up to effacement before vaginal delivery can occur properly. So, if you are a first time mom, you probably still have a way to go. New mothers usually have a relatively long labor along with fairly quick delivery. Subsequent births, probably still have a way to go, but it may also come quicker. Previous mothers usually have a faster labor along with a fairly quick delivery. In any case, if the delivery is not at the right speed for the mother and baby, a caesarian may be necessary. The thing to look for here is any labor pains (ie contractions) or your water breaking (even if you feel no contractions). Don't get frightened if you feel contractions slowly. You are looking for 5 minutes apart, lasting about 1 minute each, and that is when the doctor will tell you to head to the hospital (earlier if you have quite a distance to travel to get to the hospital). When they are close to this and regular, but not quite there, that is also a good time to call the doctor and/or head to the hospital. However, if your water breaks and you feel no contractions, you need to get to the hospital right away. A delivery needs to happen within 24 hours of water breaking to avoid injuries and infections (sometimes devastating ones) to the baby. If labor doesn't progress as it should, pitocin may be administered to help speed contractions and dilation along. If that doesn't work, a caesarian may be in order.
You are 37 weeks and 2 days and you are dilated 2 and 90 percent effaced how soon should you go into labor?
You may not going into labor for several weeks. Women can walk around 4-5 cm dilated for a while before going into labor. Your body is doing some of the preliminary wor…k for you!
With my last baby I was 3cm and 50% effaced for over a week, had my membranes stripped and my water broke 3 days later with no contractions. I had to be induced. He was my sec…ond. With my first one I was already 5 cm and 100% effaced about 15 minutes after I felt my first contraction. I was probably walking around dilating for weeks. You never know...they come when they are good and ready. I am 34 wks pregnant again and definitely will not try to rush it like I did the last time. (12 hr labor as opposed to 2 hrs with my first one that came when he was ready.)
What if you're 39 weeks pregnant with second child 80 percent effaced 2 cm dilated baby at plus 1 pelvic station?
If your first child is under five years of age, you can expect this delivery to take about half the time it did before. Isn't that a lovely thought? That's the good news…, the bad news is that this baby still isn't coming until it's good and ready! So, get your things together, and make all the arrangements you need for childcare for the older one. Then, enjoy the last few hours of pregnancy! You probably have less than three days!
Sorry, it is impossible to determine when the spontaneous onset of labor will occur. The norm is the span of time between 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the given due date. …Every pregnancy is different, therefore one woman may go into labor with minimal evidence of cervical change while another woman might be very dilated and effaced for weeks before her labor begins. Pregnancy is our first lesson in patience as parents.
Im 36wks and 3cm dialated but my cervix is not softened yet there is no sure way to get labor started your baby will come wgen it's good and ready!!
It's very hard to predict. However, it sounds likely that you will go into labour fairly soon. Make sure you have everything ready!
When I was 37 week I went to doc and was told I was 2 cm dilated and 80 effaced...HAD MY DAUGHTER THE NEXT DAY! STARTED FEELING LABOR CONTRACTIONS AT AROUND 4:00AM. Hope this …helps :-)
I would not wait around to find out....get to a hospital. Only an OBGYN can tell this while you are in labor.