Cervical Ripening

Softening of the cervix to prepare for vaginal birth. The cervix will thin out and soften as labor progresses.
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Cervical ripening

The process that prepares the cervix for labor
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cervical ripening

Softening and thinning of the cervix in preparation for labor
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