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When you get to the hospital in labor, they will do a vaginal exam to see how far long your cervix is dilated. Were you having a labor induction? Were you in natural labor? Did you stay at the hospital or go home? How far dilated were you when you got admitted to the hospital for labor? Did you want to get there early? Share Your Experience

baby #2 :-) :-)

I am 36 weeks and 1 cm hope I go in soon fingers crossed !!
—Guest mommie solaye

induction

Im 38weeks and 2days went for my appt today and my doctor said that im 2cm dilated. He want to induce my next week Tuesday. Im happy. This is my second pregnancy I gave brith at 37 weeks with my first child. Seems like this baby is taking its sweet time. Two boy's I have trouble on my hands
—Guest Bianca

I wasn't dilated

My first baby they sent me home because I wasn't dilated at all and they said it was false labor. A couple of hours later it felt like my spine was going to snap and i went in again. Again I wasn't dilated and they tried to send me home. I was swearing at the nurses while crying because of the pain and I refused to leave. Well they put me on some morphine to knock me out and 30 minutes later I dialated 4 cm. Every baby and mother is different.
—Guest courtney

Second child

I'm on my second one. my first i got induced at one. this one i went too the hospital saturday night and was only at one. well monday morning i'm at 4. how soon could she come??
—Guest

Fast

I was 4-5 cm about 2 hours after first contraction and delivered 2.5 hours later. Baby #2 i was 7-8 cm an hour after contractions started. Gave birth 30 minutes later. Hoping for an easy birth this time as well.
—Guest Nunu

38 weeks prego my due date is jun 6 2013

Im 38 weeks n 2 days i went to my doctor on tuesday she said my cervix was very soft n thin but not dialated still. I got an app this tuesday im excited hope sumffin different has happen to my body. My doctor also told me that by that time wen i go c her i can give birth already since im full term. Dnt kno wat she means by dat.i have been experiencing abdominal pains but i go to sleep n they go away.n lately ive been wakin up wit swollen hands n feet. I wonder wen will b my bigg day
—Guest blondiie

38 weeks prego my due date is jun 6 2013

Im 38 weeks n 2 days i went to my doctor on tuesday she said my cervix was very soft n thin but not dialated still. I got an app this tuesday im excited hope sumffin different has happen to my body. My doctor also told me that by that time wen i go c her i can give birth already since im full term. Dnt kno wat she means by dat.i have been experiencing abdominal pains but i go to sleep n they go away.n lately ive been wakin up wit swollen hands n feet. I wonder wen will b my bigg day
—Guest blondiie

baby #2

It was one Sunday morning when I was already 38 weeks. I saw my plug in the morning n I thought I will give birth the following day. Went about doing my chores, n I felt this abdominal cramps which I didn't take so seriously. At the end of the day the pain was geting worse so we called the Dr who told us to come in for a check up which we did. I was so suprise to find out I was already 5-6cm dilated. It didn't feel like normal contration pains. We got to the hospital at 6pm n at 8pm my baby was born after a little more intense abdominal pains. The funny thing was that I was not having any contractions. Well i pray my third birth is more easier than my first two
—mamadela

First baby & very confused

It's 5:40 am (Sunday) Friday I whent to my doctors appointment and I was 2-3 cm dialated , I then came home and whent for a walk.. I walked hills & stairs .. Last night around 8-9 pm I did some yoga and it brought a really bad pain , I literally was unable to get up without the help of my husband , even then it was still painful , I don't know what to do, I have no signs of really bad pain or nothing but 3 cases in my family say they whent into labour either te say they were told they were 2 cm or 2 days after ..
—Guest Claudia B.

how far dilatated were you when admitted

i started to feel strong contractionsvat 2am and stayed feeling them till 7 when i couldnt handle anymore, the said i should go home because i was only 1cm contractions were only 5 min away, i had a doctor appointment that samemday at 1 pm imwent to the appointment in huge pain, my dr said i was 3 cm and he would get me in... he broke my water at 3pm i got epidural and around 7 my baby boy was there. Now i am 39 weeks 3'cm dilatated andmwaiting for contractioms,,i am excited:)
—Guest brasil

all different

With my first I was 7cm when I got there and by the way I kept my cool on the phone they told me I probably wasn't in labor lol I had him within 3 hours. My second and third I was 3 to 4 cm
—Guest vcavins

Dilated 7cm

I was 36 weeks and started having contractions 4pm and got to the hospital at 5:30pm and I was already 7cm dilated, that night at 8:35pm my baby girl was born :) also natural and no inducing or drugs. :) Very lucky :)
—Guest Lucille

painful xperience

I am 38w and 2 cm dilated and iv been sent home after feeling ds painful contractions
—Guest rebone

I was 3 cm dialated

At 34 weeks n 3 days I was 3cm dilated - dr asked me to rest to make it to term. Now I am 38 weeks ... Dr wants me to come in after 39 weeks for induced labor as baby is doing ok .
—Guest Waiting for lil one

1 cm

I was 1cm when I went for my appointment. I hope my baby comes soon.
—Guest Regina

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