Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How do I know if I am dilated or effaced?

Answer Question
 
lovebunny82709

Asked by lovebunny82709 at 6:11 PM on Oct. 11, 2010 in Pregnancy

Level 18 (4,989 Credits)
Answers (2)
  • Your doctor would tell you at your check ups.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 6:11 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Either check yourself or have your doctor check, but there really is no reason for checks until you are clearly in labor. Being dilated or effaced does not indicate labor is coming soon or not. My midwife does not believe in doing checks unless the patient insists on them.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 6:51 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN