Cervix During Pregnancy

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Is cervical mucus an early sign of pregnancy?

Cervical mucus could be early pregnancy discharge. But it could also be:

  • Normal vaginal discharge.
  • Yeast infection discharge.
  • Ovulation discharge.

Here is more input from WikiAnswers Contributors:

  • I remember seeing that thick stuff that looked like snot on my tissue and thinking, "What is this?" I certainly experienced that stuff during my two pregnancies.
  • I had a doomed pregnancy a few months ago with a miscarriage at only about 6 weeks, and I did have the same excess of "snotty" discharge. I am now confirmed pregnant at about 5 weeks and am experiencing the same thing! So I think it can be a symptom, but not a guarantee that you are pregnant.
  • I had an increase in cervical mucus and remember thinking how odd that was because I am not normally like that. I was, in fact, pregnant.
  • I am no expert, but this would be my third pregnancy and I am showing those same signs. I would say like ovulating but milky. Yes usually I am dry a few days out of the month but not this month.
  • I noticed a lot of cervical mucus when I became pregnant, which was unusual before my period. (I miscarried at 8 weeks.)
  • My husband and I have been trying only for a month or so now. I was also curious about this question. Sometimes ejaculate can look a lot like cervical mucus, and it is difficult not to confuse the two.
  • How about if you are still discharging after your missed period, its been 2 weeks and a day since i had unprotected sex, and My periods are very regular and yet I don't have it. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, I suppose I am too early on taking it. I have headaches/bloating/fatigue/frequent urination/missed period/nausea but not vomiting/cramping/and discharge. Do you suppose I could be pregnant?
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Where should the cervix be in early pregnancy?

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.

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How many inches is your uterus if you're 6 weeks pregnant?

At six weeks your uterus is still tucked behind your pubic bone, it isn't large enough to be felt until after 12 weeks. Right now your uterus is about 3" long and 2" wide, this is more than big enough to hold your little micro baby who measures (CRM) just 2mm to 5 mm from crown (head) to rump (butt).

Babies often are measured from the crown to rump rather than from head to toe because they spend most of the pregnancy curled up, but also because this early, their legs and arms are just buds.

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Is a soft high cervix normal in early pregnancy?

Your cervix can change daily when pregnant or not. It can even change height and position if you are constipated or just relieved yourself. If concerned while pregnant speak with your doc, other than that you can learn your cervical pattern but charting and checking daily at the same time and same position. A cervical check can not tell if your pregnant by touch alone.

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Hi, I am not an expert, but i have been pregnant four times and given birth to five healthy baby boys!! So I would say I have some experience. A soft high cervix usually means that you are going to, are, or just have ovulated. After ovulation your cervix goes back to harder and lower.(easily felt) In early pregnancy, your cervix should be low and harder just as it was before ovulation.

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Wrong. I am pregnant NOW, and my cervix is low and SOFT.

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you can be further in pregnancy with my 2 my cervix was high hard and closed also felt like it was not attached to the wall

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I am 5 weeks, 3 days pg and my cervix is high, soft and closed, but it can be different for everyone. When I was 4 weeks and first found out, I noticed it was low (but not as low as during AF), medium and closed.

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39 weeks an 3cm dialated what can i do to help dialation?

just relax and let your body do the job it was designed to. the more you tense the longer it will take

also sex! sperm is known to soften the cervix, which may in turn help open it more :) worked for me, had sex, walked up & down stairs lots of times and BOOM contractions! but your body has to be ready as well.

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Feeling nauseous abdominal hardness and pressure headaches period about 2 weeks late took 3 preg tests and were neg Could I be pregnant?

It is possible that you are pregnant, but it sounds to me like you are about to start your period. If you think you are pregnant, you should take a home test or go see a doctor.

Yes, you very well can be but you won't really know until you take a test. I suggest you wait a week to take the test and if it's negative but you still suspect it than take another one in a week because the true answer usually shows up after a week or two. I had those crampy feelings and I was late and I did get pregnant, but I ended up miscarrying a month later.

Yes, you can definitely have cramping during pregnancy and does not necessarily mean a miscarriage. If you have any bleeding along with the cramping you should definitely bring it to you physician's attention. I would definitely be running up to Walmart and buying a pregnancy test if your period is past due.....

This is common and very common among women who have done Invetro-fertilization (IVF). It could even be implantation you are feeling. Take a test or wait a few more days then test if your period still has not shown up.

Yes, you can be pregnant but if you are on birth control that could be another factor. I have been taking the same birth control pill brand for about 6 months now and my periods are still not regulated.

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What does cervical mucus look like in early pregnancy?

Its either smooth and stretchy/clear or thick and creamy. Neither should smell, itch or hurt.

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What is a normal cervical length in the second trimester of pregnancy?

Cervical measurements vary greatly, but a normal second trimester cervix is usually between 3 and 4 cm long (30-40 mm) If your cervix is less than 25 mm in length at 18-22 weeks, you are at higher risk for pre-term labor, pre-term delivery and incompetent cervix. Usually your doctor will recommend serial cervical measurements via transvaginal ultrasound if your cervix is found to be shorter than normal or if you have conditions that put you at higher risk for incompetent cervix and/or pre-term labor. Examples would previous second trimester miscarriage, previous pre-term labor and/or delivery, previous cervical surgery and multiple gestation.

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Can your uterus be firm if not pregnant?

No the uterus is not always firm normally.

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Why are you still bleeding after your period is over with two days ago and then you started back?

I have the same thing happening to me. I had a "regular" period this month, then three or four days later I started bleeding again, very heavy, even for my period when it usually starts and the blood is bright red.

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When will you start to feel your cervix growing when pregnant?

Your cervix does not grow during pregnancy but the uterus does.

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How can you tell if your cervix is opened or closed and should it be hard or soft when you are pregnant and how hard or soft should it be?

Your cervix should be closed and I don't recommend poking around to find out. It is said that a never pregnant cervix feels like the tip of your nose, and after being pregnant it feels like pursed lips. It will feel the same pregnant as non-pregnant so if it is your first baby it will feel like the tip of your nose. If you have a speculum and have a look at your pregnant cervix it will look more blue than when you are not pregnant due to the increased blood supply. The above is not true: your cervix is different depending on what part of your cycle you are on. When you are getting ready to ovulate it should be soft, high,open,wet.(SHOW) your cervical mucus changes throughout this process as well. Your cervix will not feel the same pregnant/not pregnant. If you are pregnant it will usually be high and soft and closed. When your period is almost due your cervix will drop down and become firm. If you decide to check your cervix make sure your hands are clean!!!

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Is cervical dysplasia curable?

As long as it is caught early, a favorable outcome is highly probable. There are certain categories of atypical pap results, ranked in order from least concerning to most:

Reactive (Simple fungal or bacterial infection)

ASC-US (Could be a low grade, or could be reactive)

Low Grade (A low risk HPV infection)

ASC-H (A possible high risk HPV infection, or could be reactive)

AGCUS (Possible glandular involvement. Not enough evidence)

High Grade (High risk HPV infection)

Carcinoma in Situ (Stage right before cancer)

Squamous Cacinoma or Adenocarcinoma (Cancer of cervix)

It is important to know that many women have atypical pap results ranging from ASC-US to High Grade. Adequate screening for HPV infection via the PAP test and HPV test can greatly reduce the risk of developing cancer.

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Early pregnancy what should the cervix be like?

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

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If you are dilated and have a soft cervix does this mean you have started labor?

Not necessarily. You can start dialating early in pregnancy and still carry a baby to term. It can take weeks or even months to fully dialate once you have started.

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How does human fetus get its food?

In zygote state, it receives via placenta. When in embryonic to till the end of gestation , supply is from umbelical cord.

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What does it mean when internal OS closed?

It means the upper part of your cervix is closed. This is a good sign before 37 wks of pregnancy. When it is opened, it is considered to be funneling. Making your cervix look like a "Y".

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You are pregnant-36 weeks your cervix is open?

If you have had one or more babies previously, the cervix may not completely close after birth and so is slightly open during the next pregnancy. This does not mean that the woman is in labor. Labor is diagnosed when there are contractions that increase in length, strength and duration accompanied with effacement (thinning and shortening) and dilation of the cervix.

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What does it mean when your cervix is low down?

Some women's cervixes are low down and there is no medical cause for this. It can be a genetic cause. It's completely normal, as women's uteruses can be tipped in different positions. But your doctor will be able to examine you and tell you if he thinks further investigations need to be arranged.

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Does labor start at 3 cm dilation?

No. I have been dilated to 3 cm for over a week now. I was at 4 cm when I was induced with my first. My doctor said that one lady came in dilated to 10 cm (that's completely dilated) and was not in labor yet. She had to be induced.

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How do you get cervical dysplasia?

Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous lesion that, if left alone, may develop into squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix. The vast majority of cases are associated with infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18. Infection with HPV is a sexually transmitted infection; some virus types are associated with cancer (eg, types 16 and 18), while others just cause genital warts (eg, types 6 and 11). Cervical dysplasia is due to a viral infection. The virus is HPV, and leads to cellular changes in the cervix. Untreated, these changes can either go away on its own or in some cases lead to cervical cancer.

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Is it safe to have a biopsy on your cervix done when you are 30 weeks pregnant?

If the doctor knows you are 30 weeks pregnant and wants to do it, it's probably safe. If you have questions, talk to the doctor and find out if there are any risks and what they are.

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What is the role of the cervix?

it prevents the penis from entering deep further through as it's opening is relatively more narrow than the penis and the sperms are ejaculated and pas through it, at the due of pregnancy a hormone is secreated to stimulate the cervix to widen by contractions and then the baby is delivered through it .

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How should your cervix feel internally in early pregnancy?

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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All over back pain early pregnancy?

ask your doctor or midwife about it

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