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WHAT DOES BEING EFFACED MEAN?

I AM 37 WEEKS AND THE DR SAYS I AM 1CM DILATED AND 50% EFFACED AND I THINK I LOST MY MUCOUS PLUG.
WHAT DOES BEING EFFACED MEAN ?
DO YOU THINK I WILL DELIVER EARLY?

 
sassy_brizzy

Asked by sassy_brizzy at 8:14 PM on Dec. 31, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Effaced means your CERVIX is thinning out in preparation for labor. All women are different. Some can be 60% effaced for weeks. Others get to the hospital in active labor and are dilating but slow to efface. Relax, take care of you and sleep/rest as much as your schedule will allow.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:33 PM on Dec. 31, 2008

  • you can be 80% effaced and still have a long time to go into labor.
    that doesnt have much to do as far as it PUTTING you into labor.

    but effaced means your uterus is thinning out...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:16 PM on Dec. 31, 2008

  • sorry i meant cervix LMAO... my god idk what is with me today!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:52 PM on Dec. 31, 2008

  • I was 90% effaced and two cm dialated for two weeks before I had DD. At 37 weeks, you are considered full-term, btw :~)
    epoh

    Answer by epoh at 9:16 PM on Dec. 31, 2008

  • You could still make it to 40 weeks, i was 4cm at 38 weeks and went a week over due sorry. Mucous plugs can grow back lol. The baby will come when it's ready. Enjoy your rest lol, while you still can bc the first few weeks take a toll on you when the come. When your in labor you will deff know! GOOD LUCK!
    letlovegrow

    Answer by letlovegrow at 9:30 PM on Dec. 31, 2008

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