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I know what dialation is but what does effacement mean?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:12 AM on Jan. 10, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • It's the thining of the cervix
    JAJA_Steele

    Answer by JAJA_Steele at 2:15 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • its the thinning of your cervix
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:27 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • Thank You ladies I know I prob sound silly asking that but I honestly had no idea, they told me with my first what i was dialated to but never told me whether i was effaced or not
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:33 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • i like the description that the cervix is kind of like a turtle neck and effacement is the neck flattening out. here is a good visual

    http://www.ahutton.com/cgw/clipart-hosp/Effacement%20&%20Dilation%20Chart%20OF-3-spanish.jpg
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:52 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

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