You are 38 weeks 2cm dilated and 25 percent effaced when will you go into labor?
Sometime in the next three weeks! Only 5 to 10 percent of babies arrive on their due date. It really should be called an approximate date! Doctors are still not sure what the mechanism is that causes labor to start. They know it is the right combination of hormones, causing contractions that will thin out the cervix to 10cm, and then cause the baby to be pushed down and out. But is it your body or the babies that trip the switch? They don't know.
They know your body actually starts preparing for labor up to a month before you give birth. You may be completely unaware of what's going on --- or you may begin to notice new symptoms as your due date draws near. Here are some things that may happen in the weeks or days before labor starts:
In a first labor the baby usually drops deeper into the pelvis before labor starts, but not always. When this happens you start feeling like it is easier to breathe, a little less pressure under your ribs.
You may notice the baby is a little less active just before your labor starts too.
If you have been having Braxton Hicks contractions, sometimes as true labor is getting close
they become more painful, but the sign of true labor is the contractions keep coming no matter what you do, they become longer and stronger and closer together. A way to know the difference, drink a large glass of juice, take a shower, then lay down to take a nap. True labor is too painful to sleep through, but being dehydrated can cause contractions, being tense will make them more painful. So stay hydrated, stay relaxed and keep up on your rest.
Over the last nine months a "plug" of thick mucus has sealed your cervical canal, some women notice white or pink tinged discharge as your cervix thins - shortly before you go into labor.
The fact that your cervix is starting to dilate and thin out is a good sign that all is working as it should.
Usually the bag of water your baby is floating in will not rupture until labor is under way, not always. It may break in a gush or may be a slow drizzle. But when it happens you should call your doctor or midwife, normally the fluid is clear; the presence of meconium, your baby's first stool, which is sometimes a sign of fetal stress and is important information to share. Note it it is thin and stringy or thick - yellow, green or brown. It's also important to let her know if the fluid looks bloody.
If you think you may be in labor, but you aren't sure? Call - that's what the doctors are there for. If she can't tell over the phone she may have you go to the hospital to be checked, don't be upset if they send you home. Until you are in active labor home is the best place for you, you can relax, move around as you wish, bathe and eat light meals to keep up energy - all things usually deprived if you are delivering in a hospital. Walking, is also your friend, let gravity do some of the work for you.
Any of the following are symptoms to share with the doctor, sooner rather than later:
You have severe or persistent headaches, vision changes, intense pain or tenderness in your upper abdomen, abnormal swelling in your feet, legs, arms or face.
You have vaginal bleeding (more than "just bloody show") constant abdominal pain vs contractions that come and go, or a fever. You notice that your baby is less active.
Enjoy the last days of your pregnancy, it is something most of us only experience a couple times and most of us just want it to end at this point. But remember, this is a special time too. If you can get a manicure, pedicure and enjoy a nice soothing massage, now is the time. No telling when you will have a chance again.
All I can say is that I am 40 weeks 100% effaced and 2 cm dilated and I have not gone into labor. I am still waiting.... Read More
35 weeks along and 1.5 cm dilated 75 percent effaced? What does this mean? Read More
At 38 weeks pregnant how soon can active labor start when you are 4 cm dilated and effaced 90 percent?
Any time now. Good Luck. Read More
Yes, they will give you a large dose of magnesium which works as a muscle relaxer to stop your labor, then they will give you a smaller continuous dose to prevent you from going back into labor. I was 30 weeks pregnant, 3cm dilated and 80% effaced and they were very successful in stopping my labor. Read More
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 work for you! Read More
If you are 38 weeks pregnant 1 cm dilated and 90 effaced At your last Dr apt you were 1 cm dilated and 50 effaced how soon should it be before you go into labor?
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When you are 37 weeks pregnant how soon can active labor start when you are 1 cm dilated and effaced 90 percent?
== == Theoretically, as long as you are past the point where the fetus is viable, active labor can begin any time in any pregnancy, no matter how much you are dilated or effaced. This means you could go into active labor in four minutes, four days, four weeks, etc. There's really no way to tell. Read More
I am 36 weeks. I am 2cm dilated and 75 percent effaced. I want to know about inducing labor with castor oil?
Inducing before 39 weeks is dangerous for your baby, who would be born a preemie. Don't do it. Read More
You are 38 weeks 3-4cm dilated 75 percent effaced babys head is station 2 plus and just lost your mucus plug are you close to labor?
oh yeah Read More
it's baby time! Congrats! Read More
it could be up to 2 weeks but not normally Read More
If you are 35 weeks pregnant and 2cm dilated and about 50 effaced will walking and going up and downstairs help you go in to labor?
Call your OBGYN Read More
You are 33 weeks pregnant and 75 percent effaced ad 1 cm dilated very soft cervix how long approx will labor start?
your dilation can take as long as 2weeks or 2days depends on how active you are. Read More
If you are thirty four weeks pregnant two cm dilated and eighty percent effaced What would it mean if you become one hundred percent effaced before you dilate anymore?
I am 4cm dialated and 80percent efaced how soon could it be Read More
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 :-) Read More
You sure can. I'm 37 weeks, my baby hasn't dropped a bit either. But my doc did tell me I am 1 cm dialated and 50% effaced. She thinks I will have a long labor. It is my first. Read More
If you are 37 weeks 2 cm dilated and 60 percent effaced and the baby's head is VERY low how much longer should you expect before going into labor?
You could go into labout tomorrow or you may have to wait 3-4 weeks, there is no way of telling. Read More
If you are 38 weeks with first pregnancy contractions 3 minutes apart lasting 70 seconds and dilated at a 2 with 80 effaced will labor come soon after having two cervatals?
If your contractions are three min. apart then you probably already are in labor especially if you are already dilated and 80% effaced. If the contractions aren't regular then you aren't in labor but if it turns out that your not then you will most likely be going into labor really soon. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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?
usually not. more likely to in this circumstance if one is having contractions now and then and if it is a first baby. Read More
If you are 4 cm dilated and 85 percent effaced and have starting having false labor how long until you go into true labor?
It totally depends! If you think you are going into labor, call your doctor or just go into the hospital. They will be able to tell you. I was 3 cm dilated for weeks and weeks! I got up to 70% effaced by 38 weeks. I went into labor and went into the hospital, however they sent me home because I didn't dilate past 3 cm in the entire hour I was there. 6 hours… Read More
You're a wee bit early, but by the time you read this answer you should be there. Read More
Same situation here! But just to let you know hun, it may be tomar, a week, or all the till your 40 weeks, and have to be induced. Every womens body is different. I have been effaced, and dilated since 30 weeks, and here I am 2 and 80 at 36...Hang in there! It maybe a lot longer. Baby Girl Read More
How soon can labor be expected if you were 2 cm dilated and 60 effaced at 30 weeks and hospitalized for preterm labor now on bed rest at 32 weeks taking nifedapine 4 times a day to stop contractions?
I was put on bed rest and Nifedipine at 29 weeks. I was dialated to 1 1/2 and 50% effaced. I am now 38 weeks. I have been off of Nifedipine for 1 week now and am 60% effaced and not dialated. You could very easily make it to you due date. Read More
When will you go into labor if you are 90 percent effaced in 1cm dilated and this is your second pregnancy?
It sucks cause you don't know. You gotta have contractions that are under five minutes apart. And the dililation (10cm) too! I am 36 weeks and can barely wait to have this baby. Good Luck with your delivery!! Read More
You are 36 weeks and 3 days and dilated to 2 cm and bout 75 percent effaced how long till you have the baby?
The baby will be here by the time you and everyone else reads this answer! Read More
You are 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant and 1 cm dilated and 60 percent effaced and at -3 how much longer do you have?
happy birthday mommy, less than a week Read More
You are 38 weeks and 80 percent effaced and 1 cm and the baby is -1 station how long will it be until you go into labor?
If you are -1, you ARE in labor. Contact a doctor ASAP. Read More
Labor is defined as regular contractions that cause progressive cervical change. The key is CHANGE, so it is hard to tell when labor will start based on your dilation and effacement. Alot of women can spend weeks being 3cm/50% and not be in "labor" because their cervix isn't changing. If you are dilated, then it is safe to assume you will soon be going into labor, but that is not always the case. Read More
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?
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. Read More
If you are 90 effaced 3 cm dilated and the baby is at a positive 1 station how long until active labor starts Is there a way to hold it off?
Could be hours to days to weeks. Everyone is different. You will probably start active labor within 24 hours. There is no stopping labor at this point. Read More
it depends on your body.. Im 37 weeks and 2 days dilated 2, 50% effaced and I drs. say i can go today or in a few weeks.. Just suggest walking, intercourse, and just relaxing and not thinking about it. Our bodies tend to become a defense and will hold off labor if your stressed. Hopefully this helps. Read More
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 go into labor soon, you probably wont be delivering a fullterm healthy baby Read More
You are 37 weeks dilated 2 centimeters and 60 percent effaced and you want to know about inducing labor with castor oil?
Why would you want to induce your labor? There is a very good reason that pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks -- your baby NEEDS every bit of that time to become healthy and strong. I've been there and understand your impatience but give your baby its best chance and let nature take its course. You won't be sorry!!! Read More
I am 75 percent effaced half a centimeter dilated and 39 weeks roughly how long until I go into labor?
Hang in there. I am exactly where you are and ready for the baby to be here. These contractions are killing me. There is no way really to tell when you will go into labor. It could be today...or a week or two. My doc told me that he expected me to deliver any day now. It is great that you are this effaced. I would say at least a week, but don't be surprised… Read More
It could be later today it could be 3 weeks from now. Just because you are dilated to something doen'nt mean labor is anytime soon...sorry. I have been dilated to a 3 for 2 weeks now :( Read More
It is possible, but some mommas walk around 2 or 3 cm dilated for a couple weeks. It also depends how effaced you are. Just make sure to call your doctor and go to the hospital (L&D) if you have regular contractions - for some women they simply feel like menstrual cramps at first! Read More
You are 35 weeks 4 days pregnant with twins you are 75 effaced and dilated to a loose 1 Will you go into labor soon the babies are almost 6 pounds and you are so uncomfortable?
It could happen any time. Try taking a walk. Read More
You are only 29 weeks your doctor just told you i am half a centimeter dilated and 75 percent effaced what does this mean?
Your cervix must dilate (open up) to 10 centimeters before you can essentially, 'push' the baby out. So half a cm is good progress, though it seems a bit early at 29 weeks? 75% effaced: you have to be 100% effaced (thinned out) for the cervix to fully dilate & ready to deliver the baby. So you're just about finished there. Read More
There's really no way to tell. You can be slightly dilated for weeks before going into true labor. On the other hand, you might not be dilated at all and then go into labor closer to your due date. It's oddly not a very reliable way of telling when you'll deliver, until you are in active labor. Read More
I spent 2 months that way... sorry, but it could be tomorrow, or weeks/months away =/ Read More
If you are 35 weeks' pregnant and 1 cm dilated and about 40 percent effaced and having strong contractions would taking castor oil help move things along?
At 35 weeks why would you want to hurry things along? You will birth a preemie with complications if you deliver now. It is unsafe to induce or encourage labor before 39 weeks unless you have specific medical complications that make continuing the pregnancy unsafe. Read More
You are 75 effaced and 1cm dilated and 35 weeks along how long till you go into labor i have lost my plug and having contractions here and there through out the day and night?
I would suggest calling your doctor. it all depends on your body. however, i know your pretty much safe until your 100 effaced and 10 cms, but that can happen quickly. Read More
I am 38 weeks pregnant 2 centimeters dialted and 25 percent effaced how do I induce with castor oil?
Castor oil is a laxative not used to induct labor. As the labor progresses and contraction becomes strong cervical dilatation will increase. Read More
Will labor come soon if you are 38 weeks ad 2 cm dialated but not effaced and you have lost your mucus plug?
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 mucus 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. Read More
When your midwife tells you that it means that your cervix is beginning to ripen and possibly efface and dilate. Currently im 1 cm dilated 60% effaced and have been in labor but not "active labor" for the past week. My cervix isn''t dilating so they dont consider that "active labor". Read More
there is not really anyway to tell i was 100% effaced and 2 cm dilated for like 2 weeks... then funally she came a day before her due date but for 3 weeks my ob was saying she thought i was gonna be early lol so its just a waiting game now an for me it felt like forever but he or she will come soon anough good luck congrats,,, cortney Read More
Each person is different when it comes to pregnancy. Some women can stay at 1 CM dilated for a bit and then others can go right past that. Read More
I was 36 weeks, 3 cm and about 70% effaced, I did not go into labor until the exact day I hit 39 weeks. I kept thinking, any minute now, but I ended up sitting around for 3 weeks at 3 cm or more dilated, it drove me crazy with the waiting. When she finally did decide to come wow did she come fast, I barely made it to the hospital in time. Read More