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In child birth. What are the options to dilate fast? Pain in the leg and lump on the toe. Suggestions?

I have two questions , my first question is I m 39 weeks pregnant & 6 days My due date is tomorrow August 17th however I am already 2cm dilated , how or what can I do to dilate faster or can I be dilating and not no it ? I ve been having pain in my left leg ( like a Charlie horse in my thigh) recently I ve started feeling this pain in both of my feet on the bottem my left foot feels like I have two lumps by my middle toe to my pinky toe ( on the bottem of my foot) and on my right foot one lump
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response


You said your due date is17th AUG and you have posted Q on 21st and today is 22nd , so you must have delivered by now if you were 2cms dilated

You don't have to do anything for the dilatation , leave it for the doctor to decide as along with dilatation there are so many things which only a doctor can judge like effacement , station , presentation , progress of labour etc

Take care
Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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OBGYN Dr. Monika Choudhary's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
There are two stages of labour-
-latent stage,
-active stage.
At present you are in latent stage of labour.
Some prostaglandins are used to dilate the cervix,but these should be used under supervision of your gynaecologist.
As you are in latent stage of labour,you are not having true labour pains.
True labour pains start from back & radiate towards front of your abdomen & thigh.
When you will enter in active stage means 3 cm dilatation of cervix,dilatation will be fast & pains will be severe in intensity.
Thank You.
Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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