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2 cm dialated , no walls in vaginal area

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i am 2 cm dialated and my partner tells me that i have no walls in my vaginal area. what does that mean for delivery?

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replied August 13th, 2010
Pregnancy Q and A Answer A15255
Hi! Many thanks for your question on eHealth forum!

Active labor starts when cervix is dilated 4 cm or more. As a rule the cervix dilates one cm per hour. But some women dilate faster and others do not dilate for hours. A multiparous woman dilates faster than a woman delivering for the first time. Complete dilatation at 10cm and 100% effacement leads to delivery of baby.

Hence for you to go into active stage of labor, the cervix should dilate another 2 cm and from there on at times labor is assisted by medications that help contraction of uterus and dilatation of cervix. Be in touch with your midwife or obstretician. Hope this helps. Take care!

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