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37 weeks 100% effaced and 3-4cm dilated but nothings happening. Please help!

Hi,
I was 37 weeks on Monday and had my weekly OB app. He advised baby was engaged, my cervix was 100% effaced and I was 3-4cm dilated. I had spotting (I was advised by my OB that this would happen after the internal exam) and contractions on Monday night and Tuesday morning, and now everything has stopped. Is this normal? Am I far away from real labour?

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, It is great that everything is ready for you to go into labour. However, you still have a few more weeks until your due date so you will probably go into labour very close or even after your due date. All of the niggles and runs of contractions are helping everything get ready so once labour starts more than likely you will progress quite well. Best wishes, Alex.
Answered: 23 Jun 2010