What Does Dilation Feel like?

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Dilation may feel painful and this pain may be similar to that of menstruation though more intense. The pain is caused by contraction of the uterus. The hormones that induce dilation are referred to as prostaglandins.
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You do not feel dilation. You may feel labor pains, but there is no way to feel when you dilate. Trust me, I have three kids and all I felt was labor pains!
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I have never been able to feel my membranes bulging. I have had doctors and nurses tell me they are bulging, but I felt nothing. Water breaking does not cause me any pain, just makes
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As dilation progresses the cervix opening becomes like a taught elastic band
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most people say that it doesnt feel like anything but i believe i can feel it, its almost a stinging feeling i felt that and that day i got checked and i was 2 cm. Source(s) 37 weeks
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You do not feel dilation. You may feel labor pains, but there is no way to feel when you dilate. Trust me, I have three kids and all I felt was labor pains! ...
A dilated cervix feels like the lips of the mouth when they have been puckered up for a kiss. Usually, the cervix feels like a taught elastic band and two fingers ...
You can only feel dilation through a pelvic exam. If you are ...
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