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How many cm dilated before you're admitted?

Hi. I was 1cm dilated on 12/31. I'll be checked again tomorrow & it just makes me curious to know how many cm dilated you have to be before you're admitted to the hospital. I also have another fetal fibronectin test. If that's positive, I'll be admitted anyway, but I'm curious about dilation. Thanks :)
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1105753 tn?1374290948
I'm not sure if it by dilation, more by being in active labor. I think it can vary. I was at a 1 at my doc visit with my first. Then I went into labor that night and was a 6 by the time I got to the hospital. It wont be long now though! Good luck and congrats!
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503649 tn?1304361066
My hospital was 4 or more.  But if your water has broken and your only 1 they have to keep you.
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299260 tn?1304219705
Thanks. My water hasn't broken yet. I'm only 29 weeks, but I'm having twins & have been in the hospital for threatened preterm labor. I've been home on bedrest for almost four weeks now. I'm interested to see how I'm doing tomorrow :) I know they'll keep me with or without contractions because they don't want the babies coming vaginally this early. I saw somewhere that there's a "magic number" when it comes to dilation that they'll keep you :) Maybe, like Prevatt mentioned, it depends on the hospital & circumstances. We'll see! ;)
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480331 tn?1310407129
I think I was 7 with my 2nd baby.
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1039620 tn?1272597604
I was dilated to 3 for a few weeks before I went into active labor and when I arrived at the hospital my contractions were 2 minutes apart and I was dilated to almost 6.
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212720 tn?1304379015
Many hospitals differ but my OB office said 4cm is when they admit you if you are at or near your due date.  Now for you being in pre-term I am not too sure.

Just remember my fetal fibrnectin test was positive for pre-term labor at 31 weeks and here I am at 36w4d and he has stayed put.  I am now at 3cm and 50% effaced so I do not think it will be much longer. My contractions have also picked up so I will not be surprised at my visit on Monday if I am at least 4cm.

Good Luck to you!!
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299260 tn?1304219705
Thanks, ladies :)

Quinnsmomma: That's interesting & good to hear that your FFN test was positive, yet you've made it  5-6 more weeks :) My main issue is a shortened cervix & so if my FFN is positive, I'll be hospitalized w/another round of steroids & then magnesium sulfate. Well, my appt's in the morning, so I'll have some answers then as to how things are going :) Thanks!
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377493 tn?1356505749
They talked about this tonight in my birthing class.  Our hospital sends you home unless your 4cm.  You are admitted at that point.  I hope you don't have to do another hospital stay.  Please let us know how it's going!!
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