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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 that's kinda vague lol

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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.

    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

    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!

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

  • i like this

    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.

    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! :-)

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

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