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www.webmd.com/baby/tc/cervical-effacement-and-dilatation-

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 .

ehealthforum.com/health/topic69704.html

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

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. cervical ... 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.

americanpregnancy.org/labor-and-birth/signs-of-labor

Aug 10, 2017 ... When your cervix begins to thin and relax, this plug is naturally expelled. ... You will be motivated to make lists of things to do, things to clean, ...

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 ...

community.babycenter.com/post/a26513287/cervix_soft_but_not_dialatedeffaced_what_does_it_mean

BUT she said I am quite soft.. what does this mean? ... Your cervix softens as it starts to prepare for labor, but it is just the very start. ... When you are 100% effaced or completely effaced, your cervix is paper-thin and labor is ...

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.babycenter.com/0_cervical-insufficiency-incompetent-cervix_1425796.bc

What does it mean to have cervical insufficiency? ... If you're in this group, you're likely to get a cerclage at 12 to 14 weeks, before your cervix starts to change.