This is a discussion on How to dilate faster? within the Third Trimester forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; I hope this is not a stupid Qn to ask, but I really wonder is there a way to fasten ...
I hope this is not a stupid Qn to ask, but I really wonder is there a way to fasten cervix dilation during labour? Or is everything left to fate?
For me, I used drug to dilate faster. Was in liquid form and mixed with saline.
My contraction is too weak to dilate, after 12 hours of labour pain, I am only 2cm dilated.
depends on many factors. some ppl's body more receptive to hormones, then your cervix will dilate very fast when doc give you drugs via the IV drip.
mine dilated fairly quickly after i got epi cos can relax . doc also mentioned to me that when you r relaxed, you can dilate faster.
My delivery was thru induce, at first insert the pills @ 7+am till 12+pm still same dilate 2cm only!!! Have been on epidural since 9am, wait till the dilation till i fall asleep.. Only after that my gynae put me on drip than i dilate faster from 2cm to 7cm within an hour+.. If i know, i should have choose to put on drip better ..
I think it really depends on individual... I was on induce birth also... After 3 pills, only dilated 1cm... then went on drip.... Total 33hrs only dilate 4cm... in the end.... C-sec... *faint*...
I read that EPO and sex helps coz of the prostagladin content in EPO and semen and it's the hormone that helps promote effacement and dilation of the cervix.
Everyone's different. Drip did nothing for me. I was already 4cm when I got to the hospital. So happy, thought it won't be long. Even with the drip, 8 hours later only dialated another 2cm. Then took the epi to relax as doc suggested. Then in the next 4 hours dialated the last 4cm. Whole thing lasted 12 hours.