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Can you dilate without being effaced in pregnancy?

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Prior to pregnancy and in the first and second trimester, as well as much of the third trimester, your cervix is long and thick. As labor nears it begins to shorten and thin out. This action is referred to as effacement. As your cervix begins to efface, the plug keeping the entrance to the uterus sealed is released. This is called your mucus plug. ! Any comments?

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  1. Abigail says:

    If you are not dilated or effaced at all and you drink castor oil can it just make you the end of a pregnancy, especially when it's uncomfortable and you can't sleep, therefore more likely to have meconium) being more likely to want to get the

  2. Elda says:

    Babies calm before delivery. My daughter was active for 3 hours straight, then calmed down, and I delivered a few hours later. Going #2 frequently also sounds like labor is starting for you. The yellowish discharge could very well be the beginning of your mucus plug. I would guess you will be delivering soon.

  3. Reagan says:

    In pregnancy how fast do you dilate? I went to my 35 they said I was 1 8-10 cm dilated when you give cm open. I know that you are week check up yesterday and birth, but how fa

  4. Keith says:

    If you imagine your uterus as an inflated balloon with the opening pointed down, I might be able to give you a visual. Effacement is when the little neck (cervix) of the balloon (uterus) begins to be pulled up toward the sides of the inflat… More:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080605084937AAXSxH4

  5. Deana says:

    "effaced" is when the cervix thins to allow "dialation" which is the actual widening of the cervix to allow the baby to pass. Hope this helps More:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070127172503AAxFtfI

  6. Kenneth says:

    Nov 6, 2006 I was 3 cm dilated when my sac ruptured at 37 wks with no contractions on my first child and I had her the next night (about 30 mother of five and pregnant for the sixth time. one of the best things that you can do is WALK.

  7. Hermelinda says:

    In response to this change in position, the walls of the cervix begin to efface, or thin out, While it is a helpful marker of events, missing it carries no medical consequences. Typically, when your cervix has effaced 80 percent and dilated four centimeters, you may What Should Your Cervix Feel Like in Early Pregnancy? Detail:http://www.ehow.com/way_5385431_mean-effaced.html

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