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What does "effaced" mean?

I know what CM means (like im 4 cm) but not what effaced means...

so, what is it, and what are some examples? (like 4 cm and ... effaced)??

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:30 PM on Oct. 10, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (3)
  • Cervix Effacement

    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 9:13 PM on Oct. 10, 2009

  • It means your cervix is soft and shortening. The cervix looks a lot like a clam neck, long and tapered, but at the end of pregnancy it starts to get short and soft in preparation for birth. Hope this helps.

    ktok2009

    Answer by ktok2009 at 5:40 PM on Oct. 10, 2009

  • See how fat (thick) the cervix looks in the first? As the cervix effaces, it will become thinner.
    And dilate, too (open from the middle).
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 9:15 PM on Oct. 10, 2009