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How To Check Your Cervix For Pregnancy
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
Myths: No. Please review your health class lessons. A fetus is not connected to its mother for about fourteen days after conception. The mother's body has no symptoms from pregnancy until this time when the fetus is big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals with her. True early pregnancy is symptom free. Monitoring the cervix is a complete waste of time and energy! ...Read more
Is checking ur cervix a reliable way to check for pregnancy? Mine is high squishy & closed with creamy white cm. Af is due on the 27th. 11dpo
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. ...Read more
I'm 15 weeks pregnant and I was reading on some stuff and I read that I should check my cervix throught pregnancy so I did and my cetvix is open, why?
"open" cervix: You would be better off to take with a grain of salt a lot of the medical "information" that you read online, especially when it is unvetted and/or from a source that is not curated by a knowledgeable medical organisation. The cervix can change throughout pregnancy, and what you are feeling may be completely normal. Discuss your concerns with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Hi I am 8.5 weeks pregnant and checked cervix in bath and it feels low soft and it feels quite open is this normal? It is second pregnancy
???: I don't know where this "checking cervix " fad has come from but it has absolutely no usefulness. It's very difficult to check your own cervix. Visualizing it would be better than blindly poking around. Most women do not know what it is they are feeling when they try. They often misinterpret what they think they are feeling. I think it worries women more than it enlightens. ...Read more
Went to the ER -I had bleeding for 5-6 days after confirmed pregnancy. The dr checked my cervix and said its closed & my hCG is 6, & I am 3wks. Worry?
Early pregnancy: Unfortunately, an HCG of 6 is essentially not pregnant. Certainly at 3 weeks it should be higher. You should have that HCG rechecked to see if it has increased. ...Read more
What are risks of manual cervical checks by the ob during pregnancy? Placenta contamination, preterm labor? Had 2 checks in 2 weeks, cervix is fine.
I check my cervixs an its slightly sore could that be a sign of pregnancy itd be to early to tell on a home text ovulation day was the 8th of march?
Maybe: You could be pregnant, but its not because of your cervical findings. I'd discourage checking your cervix, you can't tell anything by doing it. ...Read more
Slightly blue: Because of increased blood flow to the uterus in response to the pregnancy, the cervix (which is the tip of the uterus) will tend to have a slightly blue tint as well as more prominent blood vessels with a tendency to bleed slightly on contact. The changes are not distinct enough to independently confirm the pregnancy. ...Read more
Blue cervix: It may have a bluish tint due to increased blood flow through those tissues. ...Read more
No specific month: Except for the 9th month of pregnancy, there is no predictable month that the cervix starts to open. However, if the cervix is dilated more than 2 cms, especially if it's also thinning out and the fetus's head can be easily felt on internal exam, it suggests that labor is imminent. If you are less than 37 weeks along, then your OB should take appropriate actions to forestall premature labor. ...Read more
Friable?: I'm going to make a guess here: you mean "friable' not 'pliable.' Friable is a plain English word that means the cervix might bleed more easily than usual, such as during a vaginal exam, this is nearly universal in pregnancy. Pliable is like flexible, that is not used to describe a woman's cervix. ...Read more
NO, HIGH/CLOSED: In early pregnancy the cervix is closed and 'fairly high' in the vagina unless there is 'significant pelvic relaxation' from previous vaginal deliveries. If the cervix dilates in early pregnancy, then a miscarriage may result. This problem usually occurs ~14 weeks and is referred to as 'incompetent cervix'. Because the baby is well protected, sex is ok in pregnancy unless there is a complication. ...Read more
Not dialateded: It means your cervix has not started to dilate yet ...Read more
No: No, but a positive pregnancy test is conclusive. ...Read more
Softer: Not much change this early, but would be softer. ...Read more
????: Mean she had a piece of her cervix removed? Like a leep or a cold knife cone, no on would remove the entire cx without removing the uterus also, assuming she a piece of the cervix removed, it depends how much was removed and for what reason, but she will have to be monitored closely as she may need a cervical cerclage placed during her pregnancy which is surgical procedure. ...Read more
Examination: The best answer for this is to have your doctor do an exam and see if your cervical os appears normal. The cervical opening is going to vary widely from person to person depending on their age and number of previous pregnancies. Any Obgyn will have the experience to visually note if yours is normal or not ...Read more
What happens to your cervix in early pregnancy? How do you know what it feels like? How can you feel it? Is it closed? I just want to know
Cervix: The cervix doesn't soften at conception. The cervix retains its integrity until labour. If the cervix softens prematurely, the foetus would be lost. When the obstetrician speaks of dilation, (s)he is referring to the cervix dilating to 10 cm (~4 inches). ...Read more
Yes: A cervical length of 2.5cm or longer is strongly reassuring against a preterm delivery. It's good news. The decrease from 4.3 to 3.1 cm isn't necessarily worrisome. Cervical lengths can hangs from 1 reading to the next (ex: it could be >3.1cm at next measurement). If you r cramping or bleeding then you need to have a new eval for that, but 3.1cm is very good. ...Read more
Who cares: You should not be worried about cervical mucus early in pregnancy (unless u have a vaginal infection or what your cervix should feel like your doctor can worry about all of that, the main thing u want to know is the pregnancy viable and when u are in your 2nd trimester among other things does your cervix measure normal length on ultrasound, I do not rec trying to feel your cervix no point to that. ...Read more
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