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How far do you have to be dilated??

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MEGRYSMOM
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10/10/05 6:55 P

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It definitely depends on the person and situation. I go from 2 to 10 quickly, so I might get away with being admitted earlier than 2 if I am in active labor. I am not exactly sure what to expect this time around!


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SPEEDRACER1979
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10/7/05 7:23 A

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I think it's 5cm...I know it's definately 5cm for the birthing center I am delivering at but at the hospital birthing class we attended I believe it was the same. If you water has broken you should call your doctor, they probably won't have you go in right away but they want you to deliver within a certain amount of time after that.


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PENNYLYNN
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10/7/05 5:47 A

 
 
It pretty much not how dialated but if you are in active labor or if your water broke. They might put you in triage if you "think" you are in labor and monitor you. Your doctor might decide to induce you if you are having regular contractions but not making progress.

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10/6/05 11:12 P

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It isn't so much how far you're dilated as it is whether or not you are in active labor. I was 4-5cm with my 1st son (4th child) for 3 weeks, but wasn't in active labor. I can't imagine them sending someone home from the hospital that is 5-6, but I know it happens.

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10/6/05 10:02 P

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With my first two children you had to 3cm to stay and they were born at different hospitals. I got sent home with my first and was back within 6hrs. I'm 2cm and contracting since Monday and haven't gone yet.

So if I had to guess I would say 3cm.
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SARASMOMMY
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10/5/05 6:13 P

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I am not sure that there is a certain measurement of dilation, but you need to be in labor and making some progress. I had some false labor last week, and I am dilated to 2cm but even though there were contractions showing up, they weren't making any progress at all and after 4 hours, stopped altogether. I am now waiting for the real thing and I am hoping that I will have a clear idea of when to go. This is my third pregnancy, but until I have contractions that I can't talk or walk through, I guess I will just have to stay home!


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10/5/05 5:49 P

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I was just wondering does anyone know how far you have to be dilated before they will admit you to the hospital???


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