Describe the characteristics of the cervix on exam during the third trimester of pregnancy
- A – application – contact between cervix and presenting part
- B – position, e.g. posterior, anterior
- C – consistency, e.g. soft, firm
- D – dilatation, e.g. 2 cm
- E – effacement, e.g. 25%, 50%, 100%
Description of cervix that is not showing signs of active labor: long, closed, and posterior.