Wednesday, August 4, 2010

{OB Update}

Very much looking forward to my OB appointment tomorrow for my weekly check. I found out last Thursday, at 36 weeks, that I was 1 cm dilated, 50% effaced and that Reegan had dropped so much that Dr. Apigo could feel the top of her head with her finger. She said that it is great news because it means my body knows what to do in prep for delivery. I hope to find out tomorrow that I have progressed more and that we are close to having Reegan out here in the world with us!

Dilation: The process of the mouth of the cervix opening and widening, which allows your baby to pass through. This is measured in centimeters. For most of your pregnancy it should be 0 centimeters. In order to deliver your baby your cervix needs to stretch open to 10 centimeters.

Effacment: When you have an exam your provider will tell you that it is anywhere from 0% to 100% which means not effaced at all to completely effaced and thin. When it is completely effaced it becomes a part of the uterine wall, allowing the baby to pass through.

xo - {Rache}

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