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What exactly does it mean once you are 100% effaced?

I went to the Dr today and I was dialated to a 1 and I am 50% effaced. I was just wondered what happened once you become 100% effaced? I googled it but all it said was that labor is near...so that's kinda vague lol

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:03 PM on Jan. 13, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • your cervix has to thin or efface and also dialate. when it effaces it is shortening basiically. going from long and closed to short and open.
    mamaof2748

    Answer by mamaof2748 at 5:05 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Effaced just means that your cervix is thinning oout 100 % effaced means you are completely thinned out.
    Your getting there! GOod luck and congrats
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 5:05 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • I went to the Doctor on Monday and she told me I was 45% effaced and 1cm dilated! I hope its near. I'm ready!
    StefAtaide

    Answer by StefAtaide at 7:18 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • i like this

    http://findingfreddie.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/effacement-dilation-chart-of-3-spanish.jpg
    Stefanie83

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 8:52 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • You cant deliver the baby until you are 100% effaced. Typically you are not 100% prior to labor however it is possible to walk around 100% effaced.
    Jaydin_Makenna

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 9:09 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Check out the link Stefanie83 posted, it has the answer in words and visuals! Very helpful! :-)
    Rachell9503

    Answer by Rachell9503 at 11:29 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

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