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how long?
hermomma13 posted:
ok so im 35 weeks went into preterm labor new years day, was in hospital over that weekend and ever since been having Bh's and what not and from what im reading it seems as if im having back labor.. mind u she checked me THEN and i was 3 CM's and 70% effaced.. and she was low so my question is how long can a baby stay in that position (in the canal im guessing) b4 i go into labor labor?
JulesFord responded:
With my first one i was dilated to 3cm for over a month and thinned out you never know how long you can stay that way....
hgreenwood7058 responded:
It can be a long time. When do you get checked next? Drink lots of water and keep your feet up as much as possible. You don't want to really have baby this early. They may consider giving you a shot to stop labor if its true early labor instead of just BHC. If you don't have an appt coming up, make one. Best of luck
Heather(24),DH Lee(25). PCOS w Hemmoragic cysts. BFP:1/23/11 M/C 2/10/11. BFP 08/13/11 EDD 04/17/12-Carson Lee

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