• cervical dilation 101: frequently asked questions

    What is the cervix? The cervix is the bottom part or neck of the uterus. The cervix opens during labor so the baby may pass through the womb into the birth canal and be born. What is effacement? Effacement is the thinning and…

  • what does being 2 centimeters dilated mean?

    So you’re nearing the end of your pregnancy and your doctor or midwife “checks you” and you find out that you’re 2 centimeters dilated. What does it mean? When will you have your baby? Well, your labor could start today, tomorrow or not…