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Asked by crhoades

Q: I have been dilated to 1cm for five weeks. Am I going to dilate on my own?

For the past five weeks I have been dilated to a one and for the past week or two I've been having consistent contractions that were even off the chart at the hospital but they said they aren't doing anything. I'm wondering if something is wrong with me..

This question was asked May. 27, 2011 3:52pm
Category: Labour & Delivery

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Answered by jquedal - Aug. 12, 2011 8:18pm
and not only did I dilate to a 10, but my son fit (can your believe it) at over 8lbs :) Anyway, my long drawn out point is that our bodies do work when we are left alone. They are made to work. Many hospital interventions cause our bodies to stop working correctly when used inappropriately. Make sure you inform yourself of the risks and benefits of all procedures that your OB may want to preform on you:) And wait as long as you can to go to the hospital when you are in labor ;)

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Answered by jquedal - Aug. 12, 2011 8:16pm
All woman will dialate on their own if given time, and the ability to move around. When you are laying in a hospital bed and crabby nurses are bothering you and your doctor says you are "taking too long" your body has an instinctual response to slow or stop labor, because it sees the environment as "hostile." Also, if you have ever had a procudure done to your cervix it caused scar tissue. This scar tissue can slow dilation, but your body can still do it. I am a certifying doula and childbirth educator, and I have had both an unnecessary cesarean section and a VBAC at a birthcenter. I was told by my OB that I was not dilating because my baby was too big to fit (which RARELY is the actual case.) My daughter was born 6lbs 11oz and I only dilated to a four. (That is by the way when early labor transitions to active labor and many women stop there if they do not feel safe and loved.) I was also only 38 weeks... basically it was a train wreck of a birth. My VBAC was an i

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Answered by onemor83 - Aug. 2, 2011 4:33pm
I can never dilate on my own,I normally only make it to a 4 & then stop,so i have to take plitosin(sp) Hope that helps.

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Answered by a guest - Jun. 13, 2011 5:38pm

You are asking a real medical question that most of us here probably can't help you with.

Here's what I suggest - make an immediate appointment with your obstetrician or doctor. Write out a list of your concerns and don't leave the office until it is all explained to you.

Good luck x

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