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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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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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. ...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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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. ...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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is your cervix low and open in the early stages of pregnancy?

Is your cervix low and open in the early stages of pregnancy?

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

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy? On cycle day 17 or 18

When does the cervix close during pregnancy? On cycle day 17 or 18

Throughout: The cervix is closed throughout pregnancy until near the time of delivery. There are no cycle days during pregnancy. ...Read more

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4th pregnancy 38weeks 4 days and cervix still closed is this normal?

4th pregnancy 38weeks 4 days and cervix still closed is this normal?

Normal: Some women keep their cervix closed until they go into labor. It doesn't mean anything is wrong. Since you have been pregnant 3 prior times, your cervix will know what to do when the time comes for labor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your cervix is closed during early pregnancy?

What does it mean when your cervix is closed during early pregnancy?

Normal: Your cervix should be closed in early pregnancy, if you've been told otherwise you have been misinformed. This is normal. ...Read more

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My wife s cervix was removed. How dangerous would a pregnancy be for her and the baby?

My wife s cervix was removed. How dangerous would a pregnancy be for her and the baby?

????: 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

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If your cervix is slightly open in the beginning of pregnancy does it ever close up on its own?

If your cervix is slightly open in the beginning of pregnancy does it ever close up on its own?

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

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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

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

The cervix remains: Closed during early pregnancy and it is located very far back in the vaginal vault. It remains hard until weeks before the delivery. ...Read more

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How should my cervix feel in early pregnancy?

As above: People can feel differently, when u get pregnant u will find out how u feel. ...Read more

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Bleeding from cervix in early pregnancy?

Can happen: The cervix swells with blood during pregnancy. This can cause oozing from the cervix. But you'll want to be sure the bleeding isn't from an infection or a complication of early pregnancy. This is best determined by exam and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is a swollen cervix normal early in pregnancy?

Is a swollen cervix normal early in pregnancy?

Cervical changes: Softening, bogginess, bluish coloration are normal: swelling is not common. ...Read more

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What does a "very soft" cervix indicate at the end of pregnancy?

What does a "very soft" cervix indicate at the end of pregnancy?

Preparing for labor: Softens prior to labor starting, may still be days or weeks to go yet. ...Read more

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Bleeding from cervix in early pregnancy. Is this a normal consequence?

Can happen: The cervix starts swelling with blood early in pregnancy. This can sometimes cause oozing of blood from the cervix. But the source of the bleeding should be determined by exam and ultrasound. I hope it's nothing serious. ...Read more

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Do the cervix softens right after pregnancy occur or do it take awhile?

Do the cervix softens right after pregnancy occur or do it take awhile?

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

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I started pregnancy at 4.3cms cervix now at 29 weeks I am 3.1cms is that ok?

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

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How does the mucus look in early pregnancy. How should ur cervix feel or be at?

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

Cervix (Definition)

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