Dilation

OBGYN Jay Goldberg, MD, explains what the dilation process is during labor and at what point of dilation the pushing process begins in childbirth
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Dilation is the process in which the cervix opens. The cervix is the opening to the uterus. And the baby is living in the uterus. And contractions in combination with the head pressing on the internal aspect of the cervix allows it to dilate or to open. And we usually monitor that in centimeters, so you are one centimeter, four centimeters. 10 centimeters is when you are completely dilated, and that´s when we usually initiate the pushing process.

OBGYN Jay Goldberg, MD, explains what the dilation process is during labor and at what point of dilation the pushing process begins in childbirth

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Jay Goldberg, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Dr. Jay Goldberg is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Goldberg earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1996 after completing his undergraduate education at the University of California-San Diego. His internship and residency training took place at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles.

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