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What does 4cm mean?

Asked by takeachance (693 points ) April 21st, 2011

My cousin is currently in labour.I was talking to her over Facebook and she said she was 4cm when she got to the hospital and is now 7–8cm. What does this mean?

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

4 centimeters. It means that her cervix is dilated. At around 10cm her cervix will be fully dilated and they’ll have her push and ideally, deliver a baby.

cazzie's avatar

That’s how far her cervix is dilated. it was at 4 centimeters and it’s now at 7–8. Yep…. @ANef_is_Enuf is exactly right.

JLeslie's avatar

Sounds like she is moving right along, shouldn’t be too much longer hopefully. New baby!

Buttonstc's avatar

She’s in labor and still Facebooking? They should hire her for a FB commercial :)

takeachance's avatar

Well @Buttonstc she is only 19 and 2 days old so you would expect her to be on FB :P Thats what my generation of teenagers are like these days (:
and thanks everyone (:

Bellatrix's avatar

Sounds like you are going to be too busy clucking around that baby to worry about boys for a while Ms @takeachance

You will have to let us know what she has and how big and all those important details.

seazen_'s avatar

1 inch = 2.54 centimeters.

takeachance's avatar

@Mz_Lizzy she is having a boy named Bently James and im not sure if she is going with the dads last name or her own. When she has it I will be sure to post al the information :). The only bad part is I wont be able to see her or the baby for a while because I live 5 hours away from her. :/

Bellatrix's avatar

Well that’s a nice name isn’t it? I am sure you will get to see the baby soon and hundreds of pictures on FB.

JLeslie's avatar

@seazen_ Funny. I think since labour is with a u, the OP knows the measurement of a cm. It’s just us Americans who are clueless.

seazen_'s avatar

True – I think the 4cm all together threw her off. Congrats in any event.

I’m glad this wasn’t posted by a guy. I don’t know if I could contain my laughter.

takeachance's avatar

Okay everyone :) Bently James born on the 21/5/11, 6.30pm, 8 pounds 4 ounces, 49cm long, already loves his food. Him and his mum (my cousin Beejay) are both doing very well and as my Aunty said, ’ Beejay did well through the birth and didn’t get angry or abusive at all.’ :)
I get to see photo’s tomorrow.

seazen_'s avatar

Mazel Tov!

downtide's avatar

Congrats to the new mum and baby!

Bellatrix's avatar

Congratulations! Glad baby arrived safely and mum is doing fine. Thanks for letting us know @takeachance.

takeachance's avatar

No problem (: I saw photo’s this morning and its a really cute baby! Not just saying the because im the cousin but it is actually a good looking baby. And as mum said it is one fat baby. So happy everything went well, as we were worried because she is only 19 years old by a couple of days.
thanks everyone for the concern!

takeachance's avatar

I will soon change my photo of a photo of him.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Yay, congratulations!

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