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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.

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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!

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How does a doctor check cervix during pregnancy?

How does a doctor check cervix during pregnancy?

Pelvic exam: You doc will feel the cervix through a vaginal exam or visually through a scope.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy?

When does the cervix close during pregnancy?

Closed: It stays closed until you are in labor. Then it opens up and closes after delivery.

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When does the cervix turn blue for pregnancy?

When does the cervix turn blue for pregnancy?

6-12 weeks.: The cervical softening and bluish tint of early pregnancy typically are appreciated between 6-12 weeks - by which time a pregnancy test should have been long positive.

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How your cervix should feel in early pregnancy?

Cervix: Cervical position is not a reliable indicator for pregnancy. After ovulation the cervix drops ; feels firm. This will be followed by the cervix rising ; becoming softer. The timing is of these changes is not consistent.

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What does your cervix look like in early pregnancy?

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.

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Will I have shorter pregnancy with shortened cervix?

SHORT CERVIX: Cervix does not affect length of pregnancy but is crucial during prolonged labor due to cervical dilatation.

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During pregnancy can a opened cervix be closed again?

Yes by cerclage: If done in time, once a cerclage has been done, it should always be repeated in future pregnancies, before the cervix opens.

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What causes the cervix to become blue during pregnancy?

Blue cervix: It may have a bluish tint due to increased blood flow through those tissues.

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What month does cervix start to opening at in pregnancy?

What month does cervix start to opening at in pregnancy?

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.

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3wks pregnancy, cervix sensitive, should I be concerned?

Cervix: Cervix during pregnancy also undergoes physiological changes. Vessels enlarge and mucous plug is formed. Cervix its sensitive during pregnancy, especially during intimacy, leading to early vaginal bleeding if injured.

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What does having a pliable cervix mean with early pregnancy?

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.

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