I Am 37 Weeks Pregnant & I Am Dilated 2 Cm & 90% Effaced, When Do You Think Labor Will Take Place For Me? & How Many Centimeters Dilated Do I Have To Be For My Doctor To Admit Me To The Hospital?

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37 weeks is considered to be full term.
The 90% cervical effacement is very good.
The thinning cervix (effacement) indicates that the lower uterine segment is preparing for birth. It stretches out and facilitates the dilatation process.

Cervical effacement, although it is a very subjective assessment, can be determined by your provider during an internal examination. It is usually measured in percentages or fractions, such as 25 percent, 50 percent, 75 percent or completely effaced (tissue paper thin) at 100 percent.

Because a thin cervix dilates easier, it is best to enter labor with effacement already completed or nearly so. Primigravidas (first time mothers) usually start this process during the last month. The practice contractions she has been experiencing do this. Much of early labor is spent effacing before the active dilatation of the cervix begins in earnest

4cm is what you need to be at or be in labor, or water broke for the hospital to admit you any of those you will not be aloud to leave.

Good Luck! I hope you have an easy and healthy delivery!
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You never really know. Some women can be dilated for weeks. You're not considered in active labor until you are dilated to 4cm, I had a lot of preterm labor with my daughter, when I was probably not even 35 weeks I went into labor and delivery and I was dilated to a 2-3 and was 90% effaced and still went home, I was more dilated and more effaced than every women in there. I was lucky to not have her that early but she came at 36 weeks. So in your case it could be today or in a couple of weeks. I guess your little one will come when he or she is good and ready!
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I am in the same position. There is nothing you can do, but be patient. Labor could be hours or days away.
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Honestly you are not due yet.  You are actually pregnant for 40 weeks which is 10 months.  If you wanted to have the baby call your doc. And schedule to be induced.  You can be induced up to 10 days earlier than the due that they gave you.  I know you are probably going crazy by now but the doctor normally does not admit you until you are about 5/6 cm dilated.  Trust me and just relax.
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I am pretty sure you have to be like 5 centimeters dilated before they will admit you if you aren't at or past your due date yet.  If you have had previous children, you could go into labor within the next week.  But if this is your first child, chances are you will go a few days past your due date.  Hope some of my useless knowledge helps! :)

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