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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 .

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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.

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  ...

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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.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.

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.bellybelly.com.au/birth/dilation-of-the-cervix-what-you-need-know

Mar 9, 2016 ... Does cervical dilation mean I'm in labour? ... During pregnancy, the cervix begins to slowly ripen, due to increased blood flow and hormones. ... So that your baby can be born, your cervix must thin and open, which is referred ...

www.yourchildbirthguide.com/cervix-dilation.html

If you do decide to get a vaginal exam to find out, try not to put too much faith in the ... As your body prepares for labor, it starts to soften and by the time you're ... When your cervix is 100% effaced, that means it is paper thin, so the baby can slip ...

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 ...