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What does effaced mean?

Dr said Im 60% effaced and just about 1 1/2 cm dialated. Does that mean Im gonna see my little man soon?


Asked by Alysia_Moore at 11:33 PM on Oct. 19, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Thinning of the cervix:

    Cervix Effacement


    Answer by doulala at 11:44 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • No need to know what your cervix is doing, that information is not relevant, it's just confusing. :-( And it adds a risk for infection...
    You might have your baby soon, or in a few weeks or so... ??

    Labor is not about dilation. Your body knows how to give birth whether or not you have a pelvic exam during labor. Birthing women need encouragement to trust their bodies, and to be the stars of their own labors. ~The Doula Guide to Birth

    Answer by doulala at 11:47 PM on Oct. 19, 2009