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dilatation

[‚dil·ə′tā·shən]
(physics)
The increase in volume per unit volume of any continuous substance, caused by deformation.
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Requirement of further cervical dilatation and the time required for that was also significantly less in the study group (Table 2).
In a regression analysis, cervical dilatation at enrollment was a better predictor of labor onset, according to Dr.
They suggest that it is not uncommon for there to be no perceivable change for more than two hours prior to 7 cm and that the rate of cervical dilatation was below 1 cm per hour.
Intrapartum findings, care and notes for women with vaginal breech births (N = 90) Factor Gestational age on admission (weeks), median (IQR) 36 (31-38) Cervical dilatation on admission (cm), median (IQR) 6.
The use of cervical prostaglandin E2, intravenous oxytocin and the cervical dilatation prior to the CSE were recorded.
The sitting position offers an effective method to relieve lower back labor pain during cervical dilatation from six to eight centimeters.
The PTL is determined by observable uterine contractions (at least once in 10 min), rupture of the membranes, 2 cm cervical dilatation or the cervix length less than 1 cm.
All were followed up until the onset of cervical dilatation and contractions.
They were excluded if they were HIV positive or had cervical dilatation exceeding 4 cm at the time of admission to labor and delivery.
The state of the membranes was recorded as intact or ruptured, and cervical dilatation (in cm) was noted.
The patient's height, weight, parity, use of an oxytocin infusion for augmentation of labour and cervical dilatation immediately before the procedure were entered into the epidural data forms by the attending anaesthetist at the parturient's bedside.
Researchers measured the proportion of unplanned cesareans performed for lack of progress in labor, the cervical dilatation at the time of cesarean, length of the second stage, and slope of the active phase among the women.