When you have dilated to 1 centimeter, your cervix has opened up to about the size of a raisin.
At 2 centimeters dilated, your cervix has opened to about the size of a nickel.
When your cervix has dilated to 3 centimeters, it has opened up to about the size of a radish.
4 centimeters dilation is about the same size as the top of a milk jug.
When you get to 5 centimeters you're half way there and your cervix will measure about the size of a toilet paper roll.
Ready for a game of pool? Probably not at 6 centimeters dilated, but if you grab a pool ball that is about what you would measure.
At 7 centimeters your cervix has opened up to about the size of the top of a 16.3 oz jar of peanut butter.
8 centimeters dilated is about the width of a 15.5 oz jar of salsa.
Once you get to 9 centimeters, you're almost there. 9 centimeters is about the width of a container of salt.
10 centimeters sounds pretty big but it's actually about the width of the top of a Solo cup. Once you get to 10 centimeters, it's time to push!