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A 20-year-old female asked:

I went to the doctor today and he said my cervix was very soft. does this mean i will start to dialate soon?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: There is a whole process of your body preparing for delivering a baby. The cervix will soften and "ripen, " before it starts to thin and dilate. As this process progresses, and you get closer to delivery, contractions start, water may break, and you probably know the rest from there. The softening of the cervix may be heralding the beginning of the beginning...
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