Loved the Perry Stone stuff.
I am a nurse midwife and I can tell you that in the comparison to labor the change in
centimeters dilation of the cervix is also as he said about the time--"compressed."
Most of the length of labor is used to get through the first six to seven centimeters and the last three to
fours centimeter go more quickly because although the contractions slow down a little (they
characteristicly come in pairs or triplets and then there is pause) they are much stronger. And the work of these
contractions that accomplish the last two to three centimeter dilation also cause the dramatic
change in station. Station is the measure of the fetus being pushed down in the pelvis known
as the "decent".