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Cervical Dilation Charts

Cervical Dilation Charts
An excellent tool for demonstrating both dilation and effacement. Offers encouragement when a nurse says, "ONLY 4 cm" and the laboring woman can see what 4 cm looks like and how far she's come! Demonstrating that when the dilation chart is thick, it can't be stretched, but as it is reduced (thinned or effaced) by each layer, it can stretch (dilate) more and more easily can be very encouraging for a woman who is effacing, but not dilating.
 
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