Dilated on the outside of cervix???

Went to the dr today abd she said i was 3cm dilated on the outside of my cervix but closed on the inside.... What does that mean? Im 36 weeks preg. She said she expecta the baby to arrive within the next week or so.
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By: mulan_qorqeous
Member since May 09, 2011
Posted: on Nov 01, 2011
its called funneling ... how far along are u??
By: mulan_qorqeous
Member since May 09, 2011
Posted: on Nov 01, 2011
oh nvm ur 36 weeks lol
By: kathi2010
Member since Apr 18, 2010
Posted: on Nov 01, 2011
What's funneling mean tho? When it comes to actuall labor
By: kkwright4
Member since Oct 31, 2011
Posted: on Nov 01, 2011
What does it mean though? So i still havent dilated? Just on the outside?
By: bigsisterlola
Member since Jul 28, 2011
Posted: on Nov 02, 2011
The exterior cervix opens first. The interior cervix is what they measure when they say you are "dialated," the external number does not matter. Often with second time moms this part is dialated the entire time due to never fully closing after first child. I had the same experience at 28 weeks...

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