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Is checking the position of your cervix an accurate way to determine pregnancy?

Is checking the position of your cervix an accurate way to determine pregnancy?

Absolutely not: There is no data to show that the position of the cervix has anything to do with whether or not you could be pregnant. The best way to determine if you are pregnant, is a home pregnancy test. They are fast and accurate and will provide you the answers you are seeking. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


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Should a womans cervix feel a certain way when checking for early pregnancy signs?

Should a womans cervix feel a certain way when checking for early pregnancy signs?

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

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

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

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Im 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?

Im 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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

Cervix (Definition)

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