What does 2 centimeters dilated and 40 percent effaced mean?

Answer Answer These are terms used during childbirth to indicate the progression of labor. Once you get to that point, the kid is on it's way and you probably should stay near the hospital.If you are ha... Read More »

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What does negative 1 mean when you are 90 percent effaced and 4 centimeters?

"Negative 1" refers to the position of the baby's head in relation to your cervix. Negative numbers imply that the baby's head is still floating above the cervix. Zero position means the baby's hea... Read More »

When will labor begin if you are fifty percent effaced two centimeters dilated the baby is at minus two station and you are thirty six and a half weeks pregnant?

I'm sure you hate hearing people say this, but there is no way to determine how far off labour is by these statistics. As you may well know, dilation refers to the cervical opening, effacement to t... Read More »

You are only 29 weeks your doctor just told you i am half a centimeter dilated and 75 percent effaced what does this mean?

Your cervix must dilate (open up) to 10 centimeters before you can essentially, 'push' the baby out. So half a cm is good progress, though it seems a bit early at 29 weeks? 75% effaced: you have to... Read More »

1 cm dilated 75 percent effaced?

35 weeks along and 1.5 cm dilated 75 percent effaced? What does this mean?