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Girls I was wondering if any of you have started to dilate? I'm 36+3 and I have not dilated at all.
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10219953 tn?1426171839
Couple of us have I started to at 33 weeks but this is my 3rd baby. Sometimes it happens longer  to ftm. After your first  your body loosens  earlier with next preganacys. Don't worry it'll happen sometimes not until actual Dday. I know for myself being  a little dialated just adds on to the anxiety  and like really why is this taking so long!  My 1st I didn't till dday. My 2nd I'm not sure dr never checked me once I got to 3rd trimester.
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Ive already dilated almost 2 cm already at 35 weeks and this is my third
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I found out that I was 1 cm dilated at 33 weeks , also I am a first time mom .
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I'm almost 38 weeks..my doc hasn't checked yet
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Last week at 37 weeks I was almost to 2cm.
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37 weeks. And still nothing either. Ftm
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ill be 37 weeks tomorrow at my appt on monday i was at a 1 and im on baby number 4
10221785 tn?1410990458
Ftm and I was dialated at a one at 36 weeks. Friday I will know if I have had any progress :)
10665671 tn?1413744449
At my 36 weeks I was 2cm dilated I find out tomorrow for any progress
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36wks 2nd child 2cm already doc even said he could feel the head when he checked me
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I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow and I'm 3cm and lost mucus plug last night.
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When does your doctor actually check to see? Did you have to ask the dr to check? I'm 35 weeks and my dr has never even talked about it. I'm curious to know if I'm dilated at all.
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Mine won't check so i checked it myself. Make sure you have clean clean hands as to not risk putting bacterianup there. I googled and youtube'd how to do it, it's pretty straight forward :)
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I hope I get checked tomorrow, I'm 35 and 2 days
10219953 tn?1426171839
Please enlighten us how checking feels like or what to expect. I tried it and just feel a mushy mess.
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You don't want to try checking yourself as this can pose a risk to the baby. Only check if you are a trained professional as you can cause an infection in your cervix. Being checked is slightly uncomfortable. The physician places 2 fingers inside your vaginal opening. She pushes down on the upper half of your abdomen. It last for about 10 to 30 seconds depending on how high your cervix is. Depending on your vaginal opening and the swelling from pregnancy, it can be un-noticable to uncomfortable to mildly painful.
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I'm 38 weeks & still nothing! FTM
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I'm a ftm and my doctor checked me at 35 weeks and I was 3 cm dilated, I'm currently 36+1 hoping to wait it out longer and let her bake as long as possible :)
10298511 tn?1414504869
35 weeks (last week) I wasn't  dilated I'm a ftm and so was my fried and she was 1 cm dilated at 33 weeks soooo everyone is different...I have an appt tomorrow  though.
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At my 36w 2d I was 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced
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I was 33 weeks and 4cm dilated, lost mucus plug and 70% effaced. I'm now 37 weeks and no change since then. I have an appointment tomorrow so well see if anything has changed.
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This is my second baby with my first I was 3 cm since I was 30 weeks and had him at 36 weeks. With this one like I said not even 1 cm. My doc hasn't check me yet. I was checked at the hospital because I was having constant Braxton hicks with a lot of pressure on my vaginal. The nurse check and she said it was close
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