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  1. Dorian says:

    What does 50 effaced and not dilated mean? Sexual Health and Education > Pregnancy > What does it mean if you are 50 effaced and dilated to 1 mean?

  2. Lili says:

    Effaced just means that your cervix is thinning. At the time of birth, you will be dilated 10cm 100% effaced. Since you are just 50% effaced not dilated, you have some time to go. 50% effaced is not an indication that you would have a difficult labor or easy labor or even if you will deliver vaginally. Im not a mother, just a nurse Ive never had any children of my own, but Ive seen quite a few deliveries. Pursed-lip breathing is a breathing exercise that may help with labor pain. You should be able to find some info online about this breathing technique. Hope this is helpful Congratulations!

  3. Shella says:

    What does 50-60 percent effaced mean when pregnant?

  4. Rolande says:

    50-60 percent effaced usually means labor will start within a week–but not always. If your effaced you better get to a hospital. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-does-50%26%2345%3B60-percent-effaced-mean-when-pregnant

  5. Cuc says:

    Answer this means that your cervix is begining to thin but your not yet dilated. If this is your first baby you will usally efface before you dilate. If this is not your first baby you may likley dilate before you efface. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_of_dilated_and_effaced

  6. Jodee says:

    A cervix dilated to 3 centimeters or 50 percent effaced is no indication that labor is imminent.It can still be weeks before labor More:http://www.chacha.com/question/when-pregnant,-how-quickly-can-your-cervix-go-from-50-percent-effaced-to-100-percent-effaced

  7. Delsie says:

    50-60 percent effaced usually means labor will start within a week–but not always. If your effaced you better get to a hospital.

  8. Tianna says:

    Does that also mean labor is close for me? 6 years . what does it mean by "50% effaced"? in a pregnant women what does 80% effaced and 3 centimeters…

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