When did your OB start checking for dialation?

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Re: When did your OB start checking for dialation?

Postby cgellura » Sun Oct 04, 639237 10:27 pm

Hi, In my first pregnancy my doctors weren't checking for dilation until I was admitted for preeclampsia at 37 weeks. Prior to that I had imagined that they would be checking it everytime I went in for doctor visits, but that wasn't the case. In the end I was glad actually because I found it to be very uncomfortable when they checked.
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2009 - Severe PE (delivery at 36 weeks)
2011 - Very severe PE with bilateral retinal detachments (delivery at 32 weeks)
2014 - Mild PE with placental abruption (emergency c-section at 32 weeks)

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Re: When did your OB start checking for dialation?

Postby amelia33 » Tue Sep 01, 639237 1:18 am

Mine started checking dilation at like 28 weeks because baby was pushing very hard on my cervix and I was planning a trip to Minneapolis (3 hrs away).
Son: Nathan, born 37 weeks PE 6lbs 8 oz

Son #2 due April 25, 2011. Hoping to make it to 36 weeks. PE starting to show up again.

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Re: When did your OB start checking for dialation?

Postby brandib » Sat Jul 04, 639237 11:15 pm

And my cervix was NEVER ready. I was always not dilated and not effaced at the start of my inductions. My first, I was induced three times and two hours short of a c-section when I delivered her, my second I was induced overnight and throughout the day and even my third I was 0 and 0 and induced differently ( foley that time with pitocin) and still in labor from 7am until 11:14 pm she was born :0)

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Re: When did your OB start checking for dialation?

Postby brandib » Sat Jul 04, 639237 11:11 pm

whenever you say you're having contractions, they will check you, but usually its about 36 weeks when they do your strep b and to check dilation for the first time. I was induced at 37,36,37, but I've had other friends who were checked every visit the last month.

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Re: When did your OB start checking for dialation?

Postby tracym » Sun Apr 26, 639237 9:54 am

Generally they don't here, unless there's an indication to do so. I was checked with ds to see whether I was suitable for induction so 36+5 but that was it.
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Re: When did your OB start checking for dialation?

Postby lizard » Sun Apr 26, 639237 8:40 am

mine didn't check me until i was 37wks when they did the strep b test. i think if you have no reason to check i would wait until you get closer to full term.

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Re: When did your OB start checking for dialation?

Postby amandaoasis » Sat Apr 25, 639237 9:55 pm

Mine started at 33 and change because I had some bloody discharge. Then he checked every week starting at 36 weeks by my request. It was kind of annoying though because I was dilated to 1.5 at 33 weeks, 2 at 36, 3 at 37, 4 at 38 and 5 when I went in for induction at 39+1. It seems that dilation didn't mean much for me in terms of when I would go into labor.
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When did your OB start checking for dialation?

Postby l412angel » Sat Apr 25, 639237 9:40 pm

At what point in your pregnancy did your OB or MFM start checking to see if you are effeced or dialated? I am 34 weeks.
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