Cervical Dilation in Pictures

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Your doctor has measured you and told you that you are 1 to 2 centimeters dilated, but what does that look like? Before labor starts a woman can begin to dilate and efface. When active labor begins, she will dilate from 1 cm all the way to 10 cm. Once she is at 10 cm she can start pushing. If you are curious what cervical dilation looks like, look through our slideshow of cervical dilation in pictures of ordinary things from around your house.
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