I was excited to recently be featured in a Natural Womanhood article about cervical checks. I was even more excited that they included my very favorite quote from "Cars," which I think very well illustrates what cervical checks do and do not tell us.
You've probably heard about measuring progression in labor through dilation ("6 centimeters now!", or "Ugh, I was 1 centimeter at my last appointmet" – that kind of thing). But did you know that there are five other important steps that we expect to see happen during labor? Here's a handy breakdown of the six main ways people progress in labor.