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effacement...?(pretty stupid question but gunna ask anyways.)

tuesday i wasnt effaced at all now i am 50% effaced. does that mean im gunna dilate any faster?

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teen_mommie101

Asked by teen_mommie101 at 10:54 PM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Not necessarily...sorry
    Finkette

    Answer by Finkette at 10:57 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Not necessarily. It could, but it might not. None of it means anything anyway. I went from being dilated to "maybe a 1", not effaced at all, baby still high, etc., to pushing a baby out in 3 days. Then I've known people who sat at 3-4 cm and 75% effaced for weeks. So it could go either way.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:58 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • No.. I was 80 percent effaced for a two or three weeks and stayed 1cm dialated. It just means that your cervix is preparing itself for delivery.
    jenna_rose

    Answer by jenna_rose at 11:12 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • thats what i thought. =/
    its just ive had my labor stopped so many times and now that my doctor gave me the okay to have the baby she is not wanting to come=/
    teen_mommie101

    Comment by teen_mommie101 (original poster) at 11:17 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Effacement is just your cervix thinning out pretty much the baby head getting lower so that you can push her out.. GL do lots of walking and that will help baby head push on your cervix so that it thins out.
    Claudiomom

    Answer by Claudiomom at 11:46 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • yes i know what it is. and i know what to do.
    teen_mommie101

    Comment by teen_mommie101 (original poster) at 11:56 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

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