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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:56 pm 
i was going to ask this in my other post when i get done, but what exactly does it mean to be 70% effaced and dialted to 1? this is all new stuff to me, so i really dont know.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:54 pm 
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Effecement is the thinning out of your cervix. So your's is almost done thinning out. Being 1cm dialated means that your cervix has just begun to open. SO you'll be going any day now!! Again good luck!


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Cervical dilation is the actually opening of the cervix. A women must get to ten centimeters to be completely dilated.

Effacement is the thinning of the cervix. Normally the cervix is about 2 inches long, so a cervix that is 70% effaced is less than 3/4 of an inch.

Effacement and dilation go together, not on over the other. However, just becaues one is dilating and effacing doesn't mean that labor will begin within the hour, or the day, or even the week. Nor does it mean that the woman who is not effaced or dilated will be pregnant for another week as some would have you believe.


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