Labor and Birth
How do you make your cervix efface?
Do not try to make your cervix efface by yourself. If your doctor feels like you need to go into labor, he will start you on medicine. Its not good for your baby or you to try to do things on your own.
Asked in Pregnancy, Child Health
What two things does a cervix have to do before baby can be born?
Asked in Definitions, Inducing Labor, Intestines
What does 50 effaced and not dilated mean?
Asked in Skeletal System
What is the McDonald technique for cervical cerclage?
Asked in Pregnancy
What does it mean if you are 37 weeks pregnant and your midwife syas your cervix is soft?
What are Braxton Hicks contractions that may occur during pregnancy?
Asked in Pregnancy, Labor and Birth
What happens to the cervix during the first stage of labor?
Answer: During the first stage of labor, the cervix will start to thin out (also called efface) and open up (also called dilate). The first stage of labor can take a couple of hours or a couple of weeks (I was in my first stage of labor with my daughter for 2 weeks). Most women usually stay at home during this stage as it is not the "active" stage of labor. The active stage of labor is stage 2. During this stage your cervix will continue to efface and dilate at a much more rapid pace. This ends with the birth of your baby. Then comes stage 3, also know as the after-birth stage. This is when you push out the placenta, which is what protected the baby for 9 months and held the fluids.
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms
Does sex in late stages of pregnancy effect the cervix to make a show?
Asked in Tampons
Could having a cyst on your cervix make it painful to wear a tampon?
Yes, a cyst on your cervix could make it painful to wear a tampon. Tampons can hit the cervix as generally the cervix will sit much lower in the vagina during menstruation. Tampons also can expand into the cervix as they fill-up, lengthways expanding tampons such as Playtex are especially likely to cause this problem. Chemicals in rayon tampons like Tampax, Playtex, and Kotex may also irritate the cervix.
Asked in Medical Technologies
What would make the cervix be hard whats wrong with me?
If you are asking about the uterine cervix, it is common for the cervix to be very firm throughout most of the menstrual cycle. The cervix only becomes very soft and opens up when you are nearing ovulation, to make it easier for sperm to get through it to the uterus. So really it's hard most of the time and only softer a few days out of every month.