How long till you go into labor if 75 efaced?
I have been dilated to a 2 and 75% efaced for 3 weeks now. There is no way of telling. Efaced and dilated are not the same thing. Dilated means the cervix is opening, effacement is the thinning of the cervix. You can have effacement happen before you dilate or vice versa.
Having dilation and effacement does not mean you are in labor.
For some reason, I thought effaced in labor terms meant the same as dialated...and yes, you go into labor at 20% effaced or rather, 2 centimeters dialated.
I meant there is no way of telling how far off labor is (2nd sentence)