Early Dilation: Is this normal?
Early Dilation: When the baby is ready to leave your body and you're about to give birth, the cervix begins to dilate.
Dilation of the cervix is usually a normal part of labor. When the baby is ready to leave your body and your body is ready to give birth, the cervix begins to dilate. Full dilation is 10 cm.
Even if your cervix is dilating before your pregnancy term is complete, there is no need to get anxious or worry. This is perfectly normal. If you have had a baby earlier and you didn’t experience early dilation, then too early dilation in the next pregnancy is perfectly normal.
If you suspect that you are dilated, you may get a fetal fibronectin test done at a clinic. This is a painless test and will be able to tell you if you are experiencing labor. The test can also predict whether you are going to be in labor in the next few weeks.
If you have dilated slightly, you can continue with your normal routine. Even if you are dilated about 3 cm, you can continue with your life normally. However, during this time, you will require a lot of rest.