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My doctor said i was 70-80% thinned out what does this mean

im 39 weeks pregnant and he checked me and said i was 70-80% thinned out down there i have no idea what he ment by that

he also said my i was not dialted.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:00 PM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • It means the cervix is thinned out or effaced and youre usually around 3 cent dialated. You're on your way.

    Answer by chgomom at 12:03 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • why didnt you ask?

    anyway it means your cervix is thinning out - getting ready for labor. it needs to be thinned out so it can dilate. its just a good indication that your body is almost ready for the big day.

    Answer by tnm786 at 12:04 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Effacement is the process by which the cervix prepares for delivery. After the baby has engaged in the pelvis, it gradually drops closer to the cervix; the cervix gradually softens, shortens and becomes thinner. You may hear phrases like "ripens," or "cervical thinning" which refer to effacement.

    Effacement is measured in percentages. For example, your health care provider may tell you that you are effaced 50%, which means you are half way to being completely effaced. When you are 100% effaced or completely effaced, your cervix is paper-thin and labor is right around the corner.

    Answer by MichaelsMom330 at 12:05 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Maybe she didn't want to feel stupid asking what he meant@tnm

    Answer by Unique11 at 1:12 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • why on earth would anyone feel stupid for asking their doctor a question regarding their own health? doctors do not expect everyone especially first time mothers to know what they are talking about. its the patients job to be informed on their own level of knowledge. dont be afraid to ask your doctor questions is all im saying, jeez.

    Answer by tnm786 at 1:56 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • how thin your cervix is

    Answer by sstepph at 1:03 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

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