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My cervix feels different in this pregnancy than my last one is that normal, it feels at a different angle and higher up?

My cervix feels different in this pregnancy than my last one is that normal, it feels at a different angle and higher up?

Not unusual: With subsequent pregnancies, it is not unusual to "feel" things differently. This might even be related to fetal position - if the fetus is breech, women often report different sensations in the vaginal area. In the absence of bleeding, pressure or increased discharge, though, i would consider this a normal report. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Cervical Thinning (Definition)

Cervical "thinning" is also called cervical effacement. In most women, the cervix is around 4-5cm long (0%). As the cervix ripens in preparation for labor it gets shorter. This is effacement. It is expressed as a percentage. Effacement continues during labor until it is 100% effaced (paper thin). This is one measurement labor staff use to track and communicate ...Read more


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Period was missed last month and have most early pregnancy symptoms including a soft and high cervix, but tested neg could I be pregnant?

Period was missed last month and have most early pregnancy symptoms including a soft and high cervix, but tested neg could I be pregnant?

Yes: Urine pregnancy tests have a known false negative rate. This occurs mostly when it is done too early. Do it again if you suspect you are pregnant. If not, see your doctor for a blood pregnancy test. Much more reliable. ...Read more

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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".

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. ...Read more

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Hi. my cervix seems to be longer than usual i think this is the 1st time .. i tried pregnancy tests 2 times but it says im not pregnant .. ?

Hi. my cervix seems to be longer than usual i think this is the 1st time .. i tried pregnancy tests 2 times but it says im not pregnant .. ?

When a woman is: pregnant, we use the cervical length & other characteristics to help assess her risk for premature delivery or, at term, to determine if her cervix is preparing for imminent delivery. The length of the cervix has no special significance otherwise. A change in its length isn't an early sign of pregnancy. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I have an incompetent cervix I lost my last child to this and my dr said something about stiches? And high risk pregnancy. What is all this about?

I have an incompetent cervix I lost my last child to this and my dr said something about stiches?  And high risk pregnancy. What is all this about?

Incompetent cervix: An incompetent cervix is one that opens and allows the pregnancy to egress prematurely resulting in loss. The cervix dilates too easily and the "stitches" are called a cervical cerclage which holds the cervix closed like a "drawstring on a purse or bag". When fetal maturity is assured the cerclage is removed and Voila! a full term baby. You are at high risk for repeated pregnancy loss without one ...Read more

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Last pregnancy diagnoses with incompetent cervix. Does this affect ability to get pregnant? Does this make miscarriage more likely?

Last pregnancy diagnoses with incompetent cervix. Does this affect ability to get pregnant? Does this make miscarriage more likely?

YOUR OB should: Ahae discussed all of that with you like I do with all my pts, it should not affect your ability to get pregnant but once u are pregnant and it is a viable pregnancy then u will need to get a cerclage before 20 weeks, it needs to be put in before your cx dilates. ...Read more

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Just had sex my cervix is high and open and his sperm didn't come back out. Can i get pregnant? How long should I wait to take a pregnancy tst?

Just had sex my cervix is high and open and his sperm didn't come back out. Can i get pregnant? How long should I wait to take a pregnancy tst?

Fertility: It is doubtful to get pregnant this far past ovulation. The most fertile days for sperm are the five days prior to ovulation. Testing is not done until the next expected period is missed. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with incompetent cervix during my last pregnancy. I am now 7 weeks pregnant and have a small amount of boogery discharge. Is this normal?

Diagnosed with incompetent cervix during my last pregnancy. I am now 7 weeks pregnant and have a small amount of boogery discharge. Is this normal?

Unrelated: An incompetent cervix rarely causes any problems before the second trimester. About 1/2 of all pregnancies have some bleeding in the first trimester. Half of these go on and have normal babies. The other half end up with miscarriages, usually because of something wrong with the baby. This is why cerclages aren't placed to treat incompetent cervix until after the ierst trimester. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Cervix (Definition)

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