What does 70 thinned cervix mean?
What is 70 percent effaced? A cervix that’s 70 percent effaced is 70 percent of the way toward becoming short and thin enough to allow your baby to pass through the uterus. This process typically happens during the early stage of labor when your cervix is dilating to 6 cm, and may take several hours or even days.
Can your cervix be long and dilated?
Your cervix typically remains long and closed (around 3 to 4 centimeters in length) until you get closer to delivery day. During the first stage of labor, your cervix will start to open (dilate) and thin out (efface) to allow your baby to move through your birth canal.
What does a dilated cervix look like?
Look for blood and mucus. Some women may see a stringy mucus discharge at 39 weeks that is tinged pink or brown with blood. This bloody show may continue through the early stages of labor. At 6-8 centimeters dilated, however, a lot of blood and mucus may be present.
Can you feel cervix dilating?
If you dilate or efface prior to labor, you almost never feel it, unless you count feeling an occasional contraction. When you are in labor, the contractions that you feel are causing your cervix to dilate.
What does 1 cm dilated mean?
At 1 cm dilated, the cervical opening is approximately the width of a Cheerio. When it gets to 10 cm, with the help of contractions during active labor, it will be about the width of a bagel. The big question you may have about being dilated is whether or not that means that your baby is likely to be born soon.
How can you tell you’re dilating?
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