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confused about "effacment"

last friday one of my Drs said i was %70 effaced, and 1 and half cm dilated...
this friday (today) my other Dr said i was %50 effaced and 3 cm dilated.

is a full effacement 0% or 100%. im really confused.
i called the nurse to ask about this, and im still waiting on a call back about it.

if you know about this, please let me know. thanks!

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Asked by piercedmomma412 at 1:33 PM on Apr. 3, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • 100% is full... maybe your dr just made a mistake

    Answer by amy31308 at 1:34 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • 100% is full. Maybe they were wrong the first time or the second. I dont think it could really go backwards. Or since you are more dilated its giving more of a lip and just feels less effaced then you are, not sure.

    Answer by lasombrs at 1:36 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • Effacement is rated from 0-meaning none to 100%-meaning fully completed. Effacement is when the cervix flattens and thins out 100% effacment and dialated to 10cm means it's time to push that baby out. Women can be nearly fully effaced for weeks before labor.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 1:52 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

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