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What does this mean when they check to see...

If you dilated. 1/2 cm 50, and High. What do the 50 stand for?

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soontobemommyof

Asked by soontobemommyof at 1:59 PM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • 50% effaced... meaning the cervix is thinning out a bit.
    gracefulsky

    Answer by gracefulsky at 2:00 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • 50 percent effaced it's how thin your cervix is.
    GigantaursMommy

    Answer by GigantaursMommy at 2:01 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • 50 percent is the effacement process. 100% is completely thinned out. Sounds like you are still a long ways away..
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 2:05 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • 50% is actually pretty good if you aren't contracting yet
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:23 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Well, a long ways away is a good thing. I am not due until September. I figured 50 was that. Just did not want to assume, you know? lol. Can I say 50& effaced until September 21st? Is that even a possibility? I was just wondering.
    soontobemommyof

    Comment by soontobemommyof (original poster) at 2:25 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • sure is! no worries... if the dr didn't put you on any restrictions, then you're good... if you are worried about it, you could just drink plenty of water and relax when you can.
    gracefulsky

    Answer by gracefulsky at 3:09 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • What does it start out as? Or is that what it does? I don't know, I have never really asked or looked it up. lol.
    soontobemommyof

    Comment by soontobemommyof (original poster) at 3:14 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • well, it starts at 0%. lol. or "closed".... but i was at 3 cm and 50% for about 4 months.
    gracefulsky

    Answer by gracefulsky at 4:53 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Oh ok. Wow, I feel dumb lol.
    soontobemommyof

    Comment by soontobemommyof (original poster) at 7:25 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

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