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How far can you dilate without effacing?

I am currently 4 cm dilated and not effacing yet? Is this normal? Will I start effacing soon?

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Asked by MT_MOM at 12:26 PM on Apr. 15, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • effecing is just the softening of the cervix. it is possible to be pretty far dialated without effcing. soem have it happen that way and some efface long before dialting. like me im 1 cm and 70 % effaced but not dialting anymore . but i keep effacing lol

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 12:29 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • A lot of people I know would dilate easy but would have a hard time effacing. It's normal, so I wouldn't worry too much. It sounds like you're close!

    Answer by julipickle2 at 12:39 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • It is normal, for me it was just the opposite i was completely effaced but not dilating

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

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