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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cervical_dilation

Cervical dilation (or cervical dilatation) is the opening of the cervix, the entrance to the uterus, ... may already have opened up to 1–3 cm (or more in rarer circumstances), but during labor, ... births), along with uterine contractions, will dilate the cervix to 10 centimeters, which is "complete. ... "ACOG Committee Opinion No.

americanpregnancy.org/labor-and-birth/first-stage-of-labor

Mar 6, 2017 ... No two deliveries are identical, and there is no way to predict how your ... Active Labor Phase – Continues from 3 cm. until the cervix is dilated to 7 cm. ... Your cervix will efface and dilate to 3 cm; Contractions will last about ...

community.babycenter.com/post/a35504023/anybody_else_3-3.5cm_dilated_and_not_in_active_labor

Having random BH contractions but nothing regular. ... I always assumed if I was that far dilated I would be in the hospital about to have a baby!! ... yep... yesterdays appointment i was 3cm and almost fully effaced..... she stripped my ... Today I'm 39wks 5days and no action so far besides the occasional BH.

forums.thebump.com/discussion/8546445/how-far-can-you-dilate-without-having-painful-contractions

I am 5 and 75% effaced for two weeks now, no contractions!! .... admitted, but only dilated 3cm at the time... that did change quickly of course.

www.familyeducation.com/pregnancy/signs-stages-labor/how-labor-progresses

Labor progresses through stages of stronger and more frequent contractions until the cervix is fully dilated at 10 cm. Read about the early (latent) phase and the ...

www.mothering.com/forum/213-birth-beyond/1071746-how-dilated-can-you-without-being-active-labor-other-dilation-s.html

Apr 16, 2009 ... What's the limit to cervical dilation without significant contractions? ... If I'm 3 cm, should my cervix necessarily be actually 3 cm open at all times ...

www.circleofmoms.com/expecting/dilated-to-a-5-but-no-contractions-help-please-547570

Jun 3, 2010 ... Dilated to a 5 but no contractions help please - Expecting. ... It took a LOT of pain & hours to get from 3cm to 10cm. Helpful (2); Nice; Funny ...

www.yourchildbirthguide.com/early-labor-signs.html

It's not always easy to tell if they are real labor contractions or not. ... You can be dilated to 3 cm for a few weeks before going into labor, or you can be not dilated  ...

www.babycentre.co.uk/a1009900/from-3cm-dilated-to-birth-in-minutes-evies-birth

A membrane sweep made no difference, and a week later I'd started to fret. I really didn't want ... All day, the contractions niggled away, and nothing happened. ... I was still only 3cm dilated and I still had several hours of labour left to go. At that ...