cervix question

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  1. chlojones

    chlojones Scarlett-Rose 04.06.2011

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    in my pg notes i was admitted on the 18th may so nearly three weeks ago, it says my cervix is posterior long thick and admits fingertip. does anyone know what this means? xxx
     
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    chlojones Scarlett-Rose 04.06.2011

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    anyone? xxx
     
  3. Jessicax5

    Jessicax5 3DD+1DS <3

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    It means that your cervix is tilted back, hasn't started thinning out yet and is dilated to the point that a fingertip can be inserted... HTH! :)
     
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    oaklvr Well-Known Member

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    1 cm dilated. No effacement.
     
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    londonangel Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'd say you were 1cm dilated too :)
     
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    chlojones Scarlett-Rose 04.06.2011

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    what does no effacement mean? and would it have changed now im 40+2 ?? because that was the 18th may xxx
     
  7. meow951

    meow951 Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes the cervix doesnt change until right before labour.

    I had a sweep at 40+6 and like you was 1cm dilated but cervix was posterior and starting to thin a tiny bit but nothing significant. I went into labour at 6am the next morning.

    Some women walk around at 3cm dilated for weeks and don't go into labour, just depends on your body!
     
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    oaklvr Well-Known Member

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    I think effacement is thinning of it. I would say it's changed some for sure. Effacement happens more than dilation typically near/after a due date it seems like. I was 1 cm no effacement at 35 weeks, now at 38 weeks am almost 2 cm and 25 percent effaced. I expect to thin out more to 50 percent or so, before I dilate more.
     
  9. Emma 21

    Emma 21 Mum of 4 under 5years

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    effacement is softening and thinning of the cervix x
     
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    chlojones Scarlett-Rose 04.06.2011

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    thanks emma21 so what does a long cervix mean? xxx
     
  11. eeyore123

    eeyore123 Pregnant with baby NO 5

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    i found looking up images of dilation etc helps me understand what is going on with our bodies....

    heres a quick link on stages of Effacement and dilation x

    https://www.ahutton.com/cgw/dilation.htm
     

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