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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If the progress of labour was slow in early active phase with curve of cervical dilatation lying to the right of the alert line, the mother diagnosed to have primary dysfunctional labour.
On scanning the available literature, references related with viscosities of cervical mucus and cervical plugs indicating relationship with cervical dilatation could not be ascertained.
In the present study, we included patients who had no necessity for cervical dilatation and this is the one reason or explanation for our lower pain scores.
Requirement of further cervical dilatation for that in premenopausal patients was also significantly less in the study group.
Cervical dilatation from 0-2 cm to [greater than or equal to] 4 cm was achieved without regular contractions in 2 (6.9%) cases in the CRB arm and 1 (2.4%) case in the PGE arm.
Women with cervical dilatation > 3 cm, ruptured membranes, cervical cerclage, vaginal bleeding, placenta previa, stillbirth, fetal malformation, and delivery within 24 hours after admission were excluded.
The second stage of labor starts from full cervical dilatation and effacement to delivery of the baby.
She suggests an alternative rate of cervical dilatation of between 0.3cm and 0.5cm per hour (Albers, 2001).
Vaginal examinations (N = 111) Completely Not Incompletely recorded recorded recorded N (%) N (%) N (%) Cervical dilatation 31 (28) 39 (35) 41 (37) Cervical effacement 34 (31) 39 (35) 38 (34) Fetal station 34 (31) 37 (33) 40 (36) Fetal position 0 107 (96) 4 (4)
We included parturients in established labour with cervical dilatation <5 cm and with baseline pain score >5 (on a 0 to 10 visual analogue scale (VAS): O=no pain, 10=worst pain imaginable), who had a singleton foetus with vertex presentation at term and no pregnancy-related complications.