cervical dilatation


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cervical dilatation

The gradual opening of the cervical os during labor to allow the fetus to leave the uterus.
See also: dilatation
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The following parameters were recorded in both the groups: 1) cervical dilatation time, 2) operation time, 3) intraoperative complications, 4) postoperative morbidity with respect to time required for hospitalization, ambulation time and postoperative pain, and 5) postoperative complications like cervical stenosis, cervical incompetence or remnant adhesions.
Cervical dilatation is one of the major causes of pain associated with endometrial sampling procedures.
Moreover, there was no difference in requirement for further cervical dilatation (Table 3).
Cervical dilatation from 0-2 cm to [greater than or equal to] 4 cm was achieved without regular contractions in 2 (6.
Once clients have achieved full cervical dilatation and effacement per doctor's confirmation, administration of the treatment will be initiated.
In their observational, longitudinal study of 403 multigravid women in spontaneous labour, Lavender et al (2005) found that progress was dependent on the initial cervical dilatation at presentation in labour.
In this study, two parturients receiving CIPCEA experienced breakthrough pain, which occurred about three hours after initiation of CSE, at 3 cm and 5 cm cervical dilatation respectively.
Bastek and associates found a number of features conferring protection, including later gestational age at presentation, less cervical dilatation at presentation, smaller rates of change in cervical dilatation, and obstetric history.
The sitting position offers an effective method to relieve lower back labor pain during cervical dilatation from six to eight centimeters.
An ultrasound performed one week later showed a submucosal leiomyoma (15 x 15 cm) with echogenic foci along with pyometra; this was drained by cervical dilatation.
Cervical dilatation is the result of all the driving forces of uterine contractions acting against passive tissue resistance and it serves to reflect the process of labour.
Misoprostol was discontinued with cervical dilatation of 2.