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How many days before labor does the cervix open ?

Hi, Please let me know how many days before labour does the OS / Cervix opens. I am now 39 weeks 2 days and doctor told me OS is opened 10-12%. Please let me know on my above querry.
Asked On : Mon, 12 Dec 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Cervix generally opens after the start of labour. You may go in to labour any time. No need to worry about opening of cervix until the start of labour as only then we assess if it has adequately opened and if not,we take appropriate steps.
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General Surgeon Dr. Avinash A's  Response
welcome to hcm,
normally it takes about 6hrs after the onset of labour s early if u had previous pregnancy..u would get the pain at any time..the obstetrician will assess u once u get the pain..all the best..
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Infertility Specialist Dr. Nandita Thakkar's  Response
opening of the cervix - is an early sign of labor can happen a few hours to a couple of days earlier

If your experiencing uterine contractions at regular intervals - they are called labor pains and this will help further opening of the cervix

you need to meet your gynecologist once the pains start
Occasionally you might break your water bags first

please see your consultant when there any of this

dr nandita
Answered: Tue, 13 Dec 2011
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