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Dilation occurs as the cervix begins to open as a woman is preparing to go into labor. During this time, the cervix will begin to thin. It is possible for dilation to occur quickly for some women, but slowly for others. In fact, it can sometimes take a month to dilate for some women. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
As the cervix continues to open, the mucus sealing the opening of the cervix will become dislodged. This is called the mucus plug and can exit the woman’s body anywhere from 24 hours to a week before she goes into labor. Another common sign that the woman is going into labor is when her water breaks.
When a woman’s water breaks, the amniotic sac will break. This will result in water spilling from the woman. However, the way that this water exits the body can be different for every woman. Some women experience a great deal of water gushing out of them. Others, only experience a small trickle.
Many women, on the other hand, never experience water breaking at all before they begin to dilate. In fact, it is very common for the water to not break until after labor has already began or for it to need to be broken by a doctor.