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Can I delay premature delivery ?

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I saw my dr on tue may 15 and she said that I'm 35 weeks 80%thinned out and 2cm dialated, Im not due till fathers day(june17) she says the baby may come early but some people can walk around like this for 2-3 weeks befor going in to labor(i hope im one of those people) i was just wondering if i go 100%thinned out if thats when my water breaks and if there is anyway i can slow this process down, like going on kind of bed rest or not walking much or anything. when she did my exam she said the babys head was right there. Please help


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replied May 29th, 2007
Pregnancy Answer A2788
A normal pregnancy lasts 38-42 weeks, which means that you'll need to wait about 3 more weeks before going into labor. As the delivery date is getting closer, the cervix becomes smaller and larger. At the end of a pregnancy, the cervix vanishes completely and is maximally dilated. When the water breaks, delivery usually begins within 24 hours. As Braxton’s contractions (a type of uterine contraction) become more frequent and regular delivery begins. There is nothing you can do to avoid premature birth if your destiny was to deliver earlier than normal. Some factors that contribute to premature birth are out of your control. Resting is recommended but it doesn’t guarantee that you will deliver on time or delay delivery.


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