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Cervix Moderately Dilated (Overview)

Cervix moderately dilated is the normal condition during labor in which a woman's cervix has become moderately dilated. The cervix begins as a closed (not dilated) cervix. Then, as the contractions squeeze the baby against the cervix, the cervix begins to dilate (dilated a bit). Later, after more contractions, the cervix becomes moderately dilated (the opening of the cervix is moderate big). Finally, the cervix is fully dilated, and the baby can start going through the cervix into the vagina.


Cervix Moderately Dilated (Overview)

Cervix moderately dilated is the normal condition during labor in which a woman's cervix has become moderately dilated. The cervix begins as a closed (not dilated) cervix. Then, as the contractions squeeze the baby against the cervix, the cervix begins to dilate (dilated a bit). Later, after more contractions, the cervix becomes moderately dilated (the opening of the cervix is moderate big). Finally, the cervix is fully dilated, and the baby can start going through the cervix into the vagina.


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Cervix is slightly dilated. Does this mean I have an incompetent cervix?

Cervix is slightly dilated. Does this mean I have an incompetent cervix?

Not necessarily..: If this is your first baby/pregnancy, then it may mean so. If second or more, slightly dilated cervix is common/normal and it likely stays that way until close to delivery time. Nevertheless, regular follow-up with your OB is strongly advised to ensure that it is so. If it dilates/opens up more too early, then it is incompetent and treatment maybe needed. Congrats on your pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm dilated a 2 CM and cervix is kinda thick. Can my water break at anytime now?

I'm dilated a 2 CM and cervix is kinda thick. Can my water break at anytime now?

Labor: Yes, you need to go to the hospital if you have a gush or leakage of fluid. Also go to the hospital with any bleeding, strong contractions that are 5-6 mon apart and last for an hour or if you don't feel baby move. ...Read more

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What treatments get rid of abnormal cells on the cervix?

What treatments get rid of abnormal cells on the cervix?

Conization: As it sounds, is a three dimensional cone of surgically removed tissue, shaving away the abnormal cells on cervix surface and up the endocervial canal. ...Read more

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What are some ideas to get your mind off getting your cervix dilated ?

What are some ideas to get your mind off getting  your cervix dilated ?

Two things: What is the purpose of the belly button? Why do kiwis have such a strange covering and can you eat it? Actually, I am being facetious, there is not much in the way of getting your mind off those things you are dwelling about. Try yoga breathing, positive thoughts. That might work. ...Read more

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What's the risk of my labor being induced ? My dr wants to induce at 39weeks 3days... I have no contractions cervix hasn't dilated or anything

Inducing labor: I do not understand the purpose behind the question. If your doctor wants to induce (which means to get started) the labor process then of course it is both safe and will be monitored by trained medical professionals. ...Read more

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What are some ways to dilate the cervix?

Medications, bulbs.: Cervical ripening is generally done with mechanical means (e.g. Catheters with inflatable bulbs/balloons at their end), or with laminaria (for midtrimester pregnancy terminations), or with medications (cervidil, Cytotec (misoprostol) etc). Oxytocin infusion can also help dilate the cervix to trigger labor. ...Read more

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I'm dilated a 2 CM and cervix is kinda thick. Can my water break at anytime now?

Labor: Yes, you need to go to the hospital if you have a gush or leakage of fluid. Also go to the hospital with any bleeding, strong contractions that are 5-6 mon apart and last for an hour or if you don't feel baby move. ...Read more

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What type of catheter is put in the cervix after it has been dilated since it was closed? How long is the catheter left in for/possible complications?

What type of catheter is put in the cervix after it has been dilated since it was closed? How long is the catheter left in for/possible complications?

Open ; closed ?: Once the cervix is dilated then it will slowly "close" without any catheter intervention which is normal. If the diagnosis was cervical stenosis we do not place a catheter to keep it "open" as it can be a conduit for infection. ...Read more

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How is the cervix dilated?

How is the cervix dilated?

Contractions: The contracting smooth muscle of the uterus applies a downward force on the opening of the fibrous tissue of the cervix causing it to expand and "dilate'. ...Read more

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Can orgasm help dilate favorable cervix?

Probably not: Orgasm may cause some uterine contractions, but is not associated with causing labor. ...Read more

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Does the cervix dilate throughout your cycle?

Very slightly: There are very small changes in the size of the opening of the cervix during the menstrual cycle. This small amount of dilation at the time of ovulation when the cervix is slightly more open, is much less "dilation" than occurs in labor (up to 10 cm). ...Read more

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Does it take longer to effaced or dilate if my cervix is tilted?

Nope: Tilted uterus is normal. 30 percent tip backward, 70 percent tip forward. No effect of effacing or dilating. If tipped back, you might have more back pain. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more