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  1. Kasi says:

    Answers for What does 50-60 percent effaced mean when pregnant:50-60 percent effaced usually means labor will start within a week–but not always.

    • mom2many says:

      Wow, these answers are ridiculous! Effacement means that your cervix, the lower portion of the uterus, has thinned out. It is not the same as dilation. Dilation is how ‘stretched’ the cervix is. 50-60% effacement does not, by any means, mean that labor will begin within a week, it just means your cervix has 40-50%, about an inch, left to thin out. Women can be effaced at 50-60% for weeks. Effacement and dilation do not always happen at the same time either. Talk to your OB, not the layman with extra time on their hands.

  2. Kenyetta says:

    What does 50-60 percent effaced mean when pregnant?

  3. Claudia says:

    Effacement is a part of the birthing process that designates how far or wide the cervix has dilated prior to delivery. During labor, the cervix slowly softens and widens as the baby descends lower and lower into the birth canal. Another ter… More:http://www.ehow.com/way_6171698_mean-60-percent-effaced_.html?ref=Track2&utm_source=ask

  4. Brandy says:

    60 percent of 50 = 60% x 50 = (60/100) x 50 = 0,6 * 50 = 30 More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_60_percent_of_50

  5. Ardella says:

    50% x 60 = 50/100 x 60 = 1/2 x 60 = 60/2 = 30 Therefore, 50% of 60 equals 30. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_50_percent_of_60

  6. Mee says:

    Effacement and dilation refer to the action of the cervix during pregnancy. The cervix is basically the long, thick tube at the base of the uterus. Effacement refers to the cervix becoming shorter, while dilation refers to the cervix openin

  7. Lindsey says:

    After having a miscarriage you can get pregnant right away but it is Is it safe to pin while pregnant · What does 50-60 percent effaced mean when pregnant

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