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How should your cervix feel internally in early pregnancy?

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2014-06-07 16:47:07
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Response 1: You should not be attempting to feel your cervix at any time during pregnancy. Please leave this to your physician to do--if you were to use too much pressure or attempt to insert anything into your vagina, you might end up doing damage to your unborn baby. Until the very end stages of pregnancy, the cervix is thick and closed, and about all you can feel or see is the very outside of the opening (called the os) where the baby will eventually come out of. There is no reason the cervix should be felt, unless there are complications, after your initial OB visit, until you are close to your due date (usually about a month from it is when most physicians will start checking to see if you have dilated).

Response 2: I think the reality is, never insert anything dirty or sharp into the vagina. Common sense everyone. Unless you already know that you have some sort of problem that would prohibit self examination or sex during pregnancy, please go somewhere else for the proper research and answer to this question, which was valid, important, and completely natural for a woman who wanted to know. There are many amazing websites out there that show pictures of the cervix and provide accurate and interesting information. You can feel your cervix.

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i guess its never totally closed? so i should say in early pregnancy the cervix is "closed".


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It shouldn't, in pregnancy a cervix should be closed if your cerix was open more that 2.5 mm they would consider you for a 'stitch' to ensure that the cervix is closed and the baby isn't born early. My advice is go to the doctor and tell them your concern there are tests they can do and sooner rather than later is better.


for most women high and soft but some women already have a low lying cervix prior to falling pregnant. So High or Low & Soft.


During pregnancy, the cervix becomes closed and blue or purple in color. Also the cervical mucus tends increase due to hormonal changes.


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Cervix can be more tender in Pregnancy. So any exams or sex could cause discomfort. If you are ready to deliver it could be the baby putting pressure on the cervix or dilation. Hard to say not knowing anymore details. When in doubt call your ob. mom of 2


During ovulation the cervix is soft, high,open and wet. Around the time of menstruation the cervix is low and hard. I've heard OB/GYNs making this analogy when referring to a pregnant vs. non-pregnant cervix: A non-pregnant cervix feels like a hard, unripe piece of fruit, while a pregnant cervix is more like an almost over-ripe plum. It becomes very tender and engorged with blood, especially early on in pregnancy.In the early stages of pregnancy you may notice that your cervix will rise a bit and become softer, but the timing of this happening will vary from woman to woman. You may see the change in your cervix shortly before your period is due or you may not feel this for several weeks.As the pregnancy progresses you will probably have an increase in vaginal discharge, but the cervical mucous is fairly minimal during pregnancy. Some women may notice a change in their cervix in very early pregnancy but cervical position is not a good sign of pregnancy. That is because the cervix changes not only from woman to woman but from day to day and could even be different in the same woman at different times of the day. I would recommend to check your cervix right after your period ends and check it every day, at the same time, in the same position. That way you know how your cervix is suppose to feel at what point during your cycle and if it doesn't feel that it's suppose to you could use that to help you determine pregnancy. For a woman that doesn't check her cervix regularly I would say it's next to impossible to determine if she's pregnant or not by checking it. Your cervix should be high just like during ovulation, except closed. It will also still feel soft, more like lips. Unless you've been checking your cervix consistently there is almost no way to tell where you are in your cycle through this method. Remember to wash your hands before you check, but other than that, you should have no problems with infection. Just don't get your hopes up that you'll be able to detect pregnancy through your cervical position, especially if you haven't been monitoring it's position already.


Effaced relates to the cervix. When you go into early labour the cervix which has been long and closed starts to draw up around the baby's head with contractions or downward pressure of the baby's head. When a cervix is effaced it is no longer long, the next step is dilation.


ur cervix goes very high and very hard and closed wen u find out ur pregnant reach up there....this how it wass for all of my kids...good luck..


it is called an incompetent cervix, it can be caused by damaged during a previous birth or a previous surgury on the cervix. and from the cervix bein open it can cause a miscarriage, so that wouldn't happen you would need a cerclage which is a procedure in which the doctor will sew the cervix closed with sutures to reinforce the cervix and prevent it from dilating to early... hopefully this would help you because it sure helped me


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Follow the Link below for a guide on early pregnancy (Early Pregnancy Symptoms) this should give you a clear understanding.


You should be okay early, but your side is the best position to lay on during pregnancy.


No you should have it checked out by your doctor vaginal discharge it a way that the vagina cleans itself from your previous period Actually, Vaginal discharge may be a sign of pregnancy. Early signs of pregnancy include this. Vaginal mucous gathers together around the cervix creating the mucous plug, which protects the fetus from infections.


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