A baby doesn't dilate, a cervix does.
I was told by my doctor that my cervix was about a "mile long" and given that my first child didn't drop enough to deliver vaginally that it would be best to have another c-section to avoid prolonged labor that could put too much stress on the baby and my body.
A cerclage MUST be taken out before you go into labor or it will tear your cervix to shreds & put you at risk for a hysterectomy!
Cervical measurements vary greatly, but a normal second trimester cervix is usually between 3 and 4 cm long (30-40 mm) If your cervix is less than 25 mm in length at 18-22 weeks, you are at higher risk for pre-term labor, pre-term delivery and incompetent cervix. Usually your doctor will recommend serial cervical measurements via transvaginal ultrasound if your cervix is found to be shorter than normal or if you have conditions that put you at higher risk for incompetent cervix and/or pre-term labor. Examples would previous second trimester miscarriage, previous pre-term labor and/or delivery, previous cervical surgery and multiple gestation.
it depends on how fast you are dilating, probably an hour or so more.
No, a long cervix is normal if you are not pregnant.
True labor will not usually stop. Labor that stops is, by definition, false labor. False labor is common, especially in a second or third (or fourth, etc.) pregnancy. These contractions, however, are useful in that they help prepare the cervix for labor by softening it, thinning it out, and dilating it. First time moms often begin labor with a long, closed and thick cervix; women who've had a baby before will usually have a softened, somewhat dilated cervix when they start. It's hard to predict when any woman will go into labor. Contractions may be off and on for days before real labor begins. Eat, stay hydrated, and get as much rest as you can until it does.
A cervix that is long thick and closed or admits only a fingertip
anytime now. GOOD LUCK ?
your dilation can take as long as 2weeks or 2days depends on how active you are.
Chlamydia can infect the cervix and cause inflammation in the cervix, but does not do long-term damage to the cervix. Chlamydial scarring occurs in the fallopian tubes and in the pelvis, if permanent damage occurs.
only a second to reach cervix
Labor can take from 30 minutes to several days. The part that takes the longest is when the cervix opens to 10cm. There's no way to know in advance.
If you are -1, you ARE in labor. Contact a doctor ASAP.
There are no E or A sounds of any kind in the word "strips."
The cervix connects the uterus to the vagina. The cervix is approximately two to three centimeters long, and is made up of strong muscles, and is shaped like a small donut.
To get long thin strips of cucumber use a vegetable/potato peeler and start peeling from the top to bottom.
You can check your cervix in any position, as long as you can reach it of course. Some people prefer to lay down while checking their cervix as it's more comfortable, but it's easier to reach your cervix by squatting.
See your doctor as soon as possible. This can indicate the possibility of other issues, such as cysts, in your cervix or uterus, etc. It is not normal to bleed that long.
A meter and test strips. You can get them at most drugstores. The meters are pretty cheap and last a long time; the money's in the strips (kind of like Barbie clothes). Many insurance plans will help with the costs, but you need a prescription from your doctor. (If you just wished to check yourself out of curiousity, the meters usually come with a few strips.)
Infinitely long strips.
It depends if you are primigravida or a multigravida.If it is your first pregnancy, labor is longer than a mom that has kids already. It is also depends on how strong is your contraction to open up your cervix.
Effaced relates to the cervix. When you go into early labour the cervix which has been long and closed starts to draw up around the baby's head with contractions or downward pressure of the baby's head. When a cervix is effaced it is no longer long, the next step is dilation.
The size of the cervix varies on every woman. Typically the cervix protrudes into the vaginal vault no more than 3cm wide by 2.5cm long and will have the appearance of a bump with a small crease or hole in the middle. Women who have given birth will have a dramatically larger cervix.
As long as you told the doctor you were pregnant and were given suitable antibiotics the baby should be fine. If you did not know until afterwards that you were pregnant have a word with the doctor or a pharmacist.