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My doctor and I are trying to avoid a repeat cesarean, so she keeps talking about not inducing if I go over my dates until my cerivx is "ripe". I know that's talking about effacement, but I'm not sure what percentage they consider ripe. Is it the full 100% or can you be ripe at 50%?
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replied June 20th, 2008
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Your cervix is ripe when it starts to efface. Before that, it is very hard and doesn't like to open, even with medication. If you go from 0-50% overnight, sounds like it's ripe. But if you go from 0-50% in 2-3 wks, it might not want to open all the way yet.

Can I steal your doctor? Mine won't do VBACs...

Good Luck!
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replied June 20th, 2008
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Lilly Ivy wrote:
Your cervix is ripe when it starts to efface. Before that, it is very hard and doesn't like to open, even with medication. If you go from 0-50% overnight, sounds like it's ripe. But if you go from 0-50% in 2-3 wks, it might not want to open all the way yet.

Can I steal your doctor? Mine won't do VBACs...

Good Luck!


Is this something you are considering right now?

I'd change doctors. A lot of doctors will do VBACs. Maybe there is a midwife in your area who will gladly oblige.
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replied June 20th, 2008
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Ingi wrote:
Lilly Ivy wrote:
Your cervix is ripe when it starts to efface. Before that, it is very hard and doesn't like to open, even with medication. If you go from 0-50% overnight, sounds like it's ripe. But if you go from 0-50% in 2-3 wks, it might not want to open all the way yet.

Can I steal your doctor? Mine won't do VBACs...

Good Luck!


Is this something you are considering right now?

I'd change doctors. A lot of doctors will do VBACs. Maybe there is a midwife in your area who will gladly oblige.


I hope not now! lol, Angelique is only 10wks old...

But yes, I really don't want another cesarean if I can help it. I asked my midwife how long I'd have to wait to get pregnant to be eligible for a VBAC, and she said they do them at all. Sad If I do get pregnant (hopefully) again, I will DEFINITELY be going to a different hospital, I can't say anything great about the one I delivered at...
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replied June 21st, 2008
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My doctor is awesome. She is very supportive. You need a new doctor! The doctor's work for you and they should support whatever feasible birth plan you have. I agree, try a mid wife. They encourage VBACs.
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