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Doctor insights on: Dilated Cervix Not Pregnant

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Would my dilated cervix at 37 weeks pregnant feel like an oval with a rigid brim that I can fit equivalent of 3.5 fingers into? More of a crater than hole

Would my dilated cervix at 37 weeks pregnant feel like an oval with a rigid brim that I can fit equivalent of 3.5 fingers into? More of a crater than hole

Probably not: I'm not sure what you are feeling, but it is not likely your cervix. In order to know what your cervical exam is, you should rely on your doctor to perform the exam.

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What do doctors use to dilate the cervix when pregnant?

What do doctors use to dilate the cervix when pregnant?

Cervix dilation: When a patient is in labor, the cervix dilates on its own. If not in labor, prostaglandins (such as cytotec) can be used to help the labor process to start when indicated. There are also mechanical means to start the dilatation, such as foley balloon or laminaria to slowly expand the cervical opening.

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Is it more likely for your cervix to thin and dilate quicker with 4 pregnancy? First 3 all normal and successful

Is it more likely for your cervix to thin and dilate quicker with 4 pregnancy? First 3 all normal and successful

Good question: That's such a good question, and the answer is complicated. In my experience, women who had a lot of deliveries oftentimes the cervix will be the same for weeks on end and then will change suddenly. That is, labor when it comes causes rapid changes to the cervix. I'm like a woman's first delivery where the change is more methodical.

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I am pregnant from 39 weeks. How can I enlarge or dilate the cervix for an easier delivery?

I am pregnant from 39 weeks. How can I enlarge or dilate the cervix for an easier delivery?

Unproven techniques.: Some midwives recommend a large bouncing ball to achieve cervical ripening at term. Others do a vigorous cervical examination (stripping of the amniotic membranes) or offer nipple stimulation as an alternative. My approach to all those techniques is the same: unproven benefit and possible fetal risks do not justify using any of those options. Nature will take care of cervical ripening for you.

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Can brackstonhicks dilate your cervix at end of pregnancy coz my husband checked and he can get 2 fingers in?

YOUR HUSBAND: Should not be checking your cervix unless he is your doctor! If you have already had 5 births it is common for your cervix to be dilated some toward term please discuss with your OB and let your OB check if your OB thinks that is indicated for you.

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What reasons would your cervix dilate if you aren't pregnant? I have an IUD, but it seems in place & no pain. Some bleeding

What reasons would your cervix dilate if you aren't pregnant? I have an IUD, but it seems in place & no pain. Some bleeding

Menstrual cycle: The degree to which the cervical canal is dilated various with the menstrual cycle. Typically, the cervical canal widens a little bit to accommodate the passage of menstrual blood. Around ovulation, midcycle, some women notice a clear, stringy discharge. These are all normal changes happening. An IUD does not affect the cervical canal.

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Can baby kicks on the cervix dilate or efface it? My baby is breech and I feel like she's slaughtering me down there. 22w6d pregnant

Can baby kicks on the cervix dilate or efface it? My baby is breech and I feel like she's slaughtering me down there. 22w6d pregnant

No trap door: Your designer considered many contingencies in how to carry on the lineage. Jumping jacks and judo should be tolerable without difficulty. Should ask your ob, who might review your u/s just to be sure placenta also not low/previa, which might pose a theoretical concern. Happy baby. Sorry for the pain!

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34wks pregnant w/mcdonalds 2 stitches. Take p17, don't have contractions. Just went off bedrest w/2cm closed funneled cervix. Can pressure dilate cervix?

Not impossible: it sounds like you have a diagnosis of cervical insufficiency and you have a stitch place to prevent dilation. The stitch should be able to holdyour cervix closed, however there are some situations where your cervix will continue to try to open anyway, such as infection. If you begin having contractions, get seen by a doctor immediately. Otherwise take it easy. Good luck

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant. My placenta is now clear of my cervix, but is close enough that if I dilate, i'll most likely bleed. Is sex safe?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant. My placenta is now clear of my cervix, but is close enough that if I dilate, i'll most likely bleed. Is sex safe?

37 wk preg: Under the circumstances you describe, it would be wise to avoid sex or other stress on the genital area. Also avoid heavy lifting or vigorous exercise, and rest as much as you are able.

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and my doctor said I was about 1/2 dilated. Ho would I get my cervix to dilate or soften faster?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and my doctor said I was about 1/2 dilated. Ho would I get my cervix to dilate or soften faster?

Be Patient: At 37 weeks, you should not be in a rush. Some babies are still finishing their lung development at 37 weeks. Hang in there and be patient for the next couple of weeks and let nature take its course. Blessings,

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39 weeks pregnant, experiencing contractions 5 minutes apart and lost plug but water is yet to break. Advice on ways to dilate my cervix? Walking etc....

39 weeks pregnant, experiencing contractions 5 minutes apart and lost plug but water is yet to break. Advice on ways to dilate my cervix? Walking etc....

Sex might help: Believe it or not, but semen contains prostaglandins, and this can sometimes cause contractions. Additionally, you may try warm compresses to your breast, followed by nipple stimulation. That being said, if you are contracting every 5 mins, you will hopefully be in labor soon. Call your OB if you are unsure. Best of luck!

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Is it a mistake to be induced at 38 weeks sharp? Husband can't be present if we wait. 2nd pregnancy. Cervix dialated but not effaced. Dr. Says "ok".

Not recommended: In the recent past, we were seeing increased admissions to the nicu because of 'social' inductions. The american college of obstetricians and gynecologists do not recommend inductions at less than 39 weeks unless there is a medical issue like high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Although you might have a high chance of successful induction, there is a slight increased chance of baby complications.

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My cervix feels high and very soft. I want to know if I am dialated or not. What does a super high and very soft cervix mean in pregnancy. I'm 37w6d?

Maybe: Generally, as the cervix readies for labor, it becomes softer, it "moves down" a bit, and then it starts to dilate. Usually, this is caused by contractions - if you're not having contractions, or any bleeding, or any loss of fluid, then you probably aren't dilating just yet. But your doctor can check at your next visit! If you are having any of those signs, I would go to your doctor sooner.

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more