Partogram
 

This is the graph that monitors cervical dilation. It has four phases

  • Latent phase (0-3cm)

  • Active phase when dilatation is very rapid (3-8cm)

  • Acceleration phase (8-10 cm)

  • Deceleration phase (Just before 10cm)

It is also called cervicogram or Friedman's curve.

The cervix normally dilates from 0 cm (admitting no finger) to 10 cm, admitting 5 fingers). At the time of dilatation, effacement of the same cervix follows pari passu, which is to say the cervix is gradually taken up and finally disappears. It is being assimilated into the lower segment of uterus and becomes reconstituted only after labor. Hence damage to cervix during labor may affect the formation (and possibly subsequent formation) of lower segment of uterus.

 

 

 

 

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