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Pregnant Cervix Open
Threatened abortion.: Cervical incompetence, infection, placenta previa, fibroids, fetal anomalies could all cause you to have threatened abortion (i.e. Opening cervix and vaginal bleeding at 18 weeks. Please see your obstetrician to get to the bottom of this asap. My advice would be modified bed-rest, complete pelvic rest and serial examinations and ultrasounds by a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Best of luck! ...Read more
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
I'm 39weeks pregnant. My cervix is open 3-4 cm and my OB said it's not good to stay open so he wants to break the water. Why it's not good?
Can I still become pregnant with an open cervix? I'm 20 & had a child 2 years ago. Sometimes it feel open it depends on the position im checking it
It may be: In may be possible to get pregnant, but you need to get an official Gynecological exam to determine the exact condition of your cervix, as checking your cervix yourself is not recommended. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am 10 dpo and have been having back pain all day. My cervix is high soft and open. I can't be pregnant since my cervix is open, right?
Cervix: Cervical position has basically no bearing on anything except during child birth and orgasm. Orgasm as it changes position to be more available to accept sperm. Birth to allow for delivery. Where it is now has no bearing on pregnancy. If an egg was fertilized and implanted determines pregnancy. ...Read more
I had a high risk pregnant previously where my cervix opened at 27 weeks...should I go to a high risk gyno for cervical cerclage?
Cerclage: Many ob's are trained in this technique. Discuss with your OB. If they are not comfortable ask them to refer you to a maternal fetal medicine specialist. ...Read more
I am 21 weeks pregnant. Vaginal exam showed cervix opened a little & now having discharge which seems to be mucus plug?
Call your OB: U need evaluation, to see if the cx is opening more or efacing which would not be good and needs to be addressed immediately and an us can be done to measure cx length and a fetal fibronectin test can be done at 22 weeks. ...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
No: There is no data to support that. ...Read more
No: You are only able to get pregnant when you ovulate which has nothing to do with your cervix being open. Ovulation is an unpredictable event so start using contraception as soon as your health care provider says it is safe to resume sexual ntercourse unless you want to get pregnant again. ...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
I am 8 months pregnant now and I was wondering if pasty discharge and an open cervix is normal or if I should be worried.
40wks + 3 days pregnant, due date has passed, cervix still closed. Are there any natural or medicinal ways to open the cervix?
Watching the clock: Walking, and taking advantage of these hours you have to prepare and reflect are useful. Avoid suggested herbal or complimentary regimens, and stick with your physician's advice only. You will checked twice a week, and a decision will be made regarding inducing labor in a controlled environment if your OB feels that it is appropriate and the best safest route vs watchful waiting. ...Read more
I am 2 days late, cervix slightly open I can fit my fingertip in, and a bit hard. I haven't taken any test yet, could I be pregnant?
Rather than poking: Around with your finger- go for an accurate result. The only way to really know at this point is with a pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more
U cannot tell: One day after ovulation if you are preg - it is too soon and I do not rec that you check your own cervix, the best way to tell is to do a urine home test or a blood preg test a few days before your period would be due to start and if you are preg I do not rec checking your own cervix when you are pregnant- leave that to your ob. ...Read more
Time: Everyone dilates and goes into labor slightly different and there is really no way to speed up nature. Some believe increasing exercise and walking will help. Some believe increasing the frequency of intercourse will help. As long as your doctor says all is proceeding normally then be patient and good luck. ...Read more