Cervical dilation happens as a pregnant woman gets closer to her labor and delivery. The cervix dilates in order to unblock your baby’s path from your uterus to the birth canal, and finally to your arms. The cervix needs to dilate from one to 10 centimeters (3.9 in), at which point you can deliver your baby. In most cases, licensed professionals such as doctors, nurses, and midwives will check to see how far your cervix is dilated, but you also might want to get a sense for yourself. We've done the research for you and included plenty of advice from reputable sources like the American Pregnancy Association and the UK National Health Service.
How to Check a Cervix for Dilation
Dr Rohit Bhaskar July 16, 2022