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How do you know if you have dilated?

How will i know if i have dilated because last night i woke up of a very bad cramp. Im 38 weeks and 3 days now.
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502674 tn?1249547304
you won't know until someone trained checks for you. Usually during one of your last dr check ups or in hospital on the 'big day'. I would think it'll take more than one contraction to get you dilating though, the first stage is a long process.
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505705 tn?1226572531
I was admitted to hospital last week Thursday for strong contractions
but that one was difrent it was as if something was tearing apart. and the whole time it feels like some one is stabing me with a knive from below
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502674 tn?1249547304
Oh, that doesn't sound nice.
I'd be tempted to go back to hospital and get another opinion. I don't remember feeling anything like that.
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505705 tn?1226572531
I've just talked to my sister who had 2 girls but she had a C section. but she said that it is Labour Contractions. but they are to far apart I really feel clueless
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287246 tn?1318573663
I would just try to time the contractions.  If they increase in intensitiy and get closer together, I would call your doc.  Try laying down and taking a warm (not hot) bath.  This may help.  If it doesn't, I would def call your doc.  You are getting close and it could happen at any time now.

Good luck!!!
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505705 tn?1226572531
Well i've almost thought last night was the real thing but nothing els happend. but hopefully it will happen soon.
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Hasn't your doctor been checking you? I thought it was routine to get internal exams every week starting at 36 weeks??
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hi ive been getting a lot of abdomanal pain foe weeks ive been the hospital and they told me i was having mini contraction im 38 weeks gone with my second and i think i had my show on the 6th but not to sure then the day after i felt like something was coming away from me and then this fluid came but it wasnt much could that of been my water

thanks kirsty
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529440 tn?1232117305
Was it a gush of water or just a trickle and are you still having the leaking?
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