What are the signs of a ripened cervix?

The cervix ripens a few days before the onset of labor. Following are the features of a ripened cervix:

  • It is soft and thin 
  • Approximately 80% effaced(<1.5 cm in length)
  • Admits one finger easily, and 
  • The cervical canal is dilatable

Question: Is there any relationship between cervical ripening and Bishop score? Yes/No

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