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During pregnancy when will the doctor check if my cervix is effaced?

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09/12/14

Most doctors will not start doing vaginal exams until the end of the third trimester. Ever doctor is different, some start checking as early as 35 weeks and other wont check until a mom is well into labor. Once your doctor starts doing vaginal exams they will be able to check for dilation (opening) of the cervix and effacement (thinning) of the cervix. It is normal for a cervix to be effaced for weeks before labor or even not until labor has started.

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