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When your cervix begins to thin and relax, this plug is expelled. ... Your doctor should discuss what to do if your membranes rupture.

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As labor nears, the cervix begins to thin or stretch (efface) and open (dilate) to prepare for the passage of the baby ... He or she will wear sterile gloves to do this .

www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/symptoms-and-solutions/dilation-and-effacement.aspx

Learn about what causes your cervix to start opening and thinning at just the right time in your pregnancy. ... As the cervix continues to thin and open, the "cork" of mucous that seals the opening of the cervix ... What you can do about it.

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Mar 21, 2017 ... When your cervix begins to thin and relax, this plug is expelled. ... You will be motivated to make lists of things to do, things to clean, things to ...

www.newkidscenter.com/What-Does-Effacement-Mean.html

Effacement is the process in which the cervix begins thinning out and ... 100% effacement or complete effacement tells you that your cervix is quite thin and you  ...

www.bellybelly.com.au/pregnancy/what-does-it-mean-to-be-effaced-during-pregnancy

Mar 30, 2016 ... During pregnancy, your cervix is thick and around 3-5 centimetres in ... As you get close to the end of pregnancy, your cervix begins to shorten and thin. ... guessing when labour will begin and what to do if it doesn't start 'on ...

www.kidspot.com.au/birth/labour/preparing-for-labour/cervix-is-soft-what-does-that-mean

It also needs to thin out (or efface) before it can dilate. Your body generally undergoes these changes before labour starts, and often without your knowledge .

www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/labor-and-delivery/in-depth/signs-of-labor/art-20046184

Jun 18, 2016 ... Do you know the typical signs of labor? Understand the ... As labor begins, your cervix softens, shortens and thins (effacement). You might feel ...

www.lifewithgremlins.com/pregnancy-and-labor-related-terms-simplified

As labor approaches, the cervix begins to open preparing to allow your baby out. ... This means that your cervix is open 2 cm or about two fingers in width. ... As your cervix opens, it will also thin and become shorter. ... A breech delivery of any kind does not necessarily mean a c-section will be needed, but it does increase ...