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Does having a soft cervix mean you're not pregnant?

Does having a soft cervix mean you're not pregnant?

No: Soft is more consistent with pregnancy, Firm is not pregnant. Soft like lips, possibly pregnant, firm like nose, not pregnant. Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Soft high cervix at 22 weeks pregnant, second baby 11 years gap. Should I be concerned? Should it be hard or soft? No serious cramps no spotting.

Soft high cervix at 22 weeks pregnant, second baby 11 years gap. Should I be concerned? Should it be hard or soft? No serious cramps no spotting.

You should not be: Checking your own cervix, in the us we do not recommend that, do not know what they tell u in the uk, , your doctor is the only one who should be checking your cervix and you should have had a cervical length done on the ultrasound that you should have had at 19-20 weeks to check the fetal anatomy, if u are worried please have your OB check u. 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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Certain women present with a soft cervix early iin pregnancy. What can be the cause of this?

Certain women present with a soft cervix early iin pregnancy. What can be the cause of this?

Pregnancy hormones: Progesterone softens the cervix in preparation during pregnancy for its' later ability to "stretch". Prostaglandin is often used late in pregnancy to soften the cervix for elective labor. Induction. Read more

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Had a high, soft cervix for nearly 4 weeks. Age 37 - this has never happened before. Not pregnant, no pain or bleeding. What could be causing it?

Had a high, soft cervix for nearly 4 weeks. Age 37 - this has never happened before. Not pregnant, no pain or bleeding. What could be causing it?

Pap smear: Cervical position and consistency rarely matters except when you are in labor. There is no need to check it otherwise as it will not reliably indicate much of anything useful. Make sure you Pap smear is up to date. If still concerned have an obgyn take a look. Read more

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My cervix feels high and very soft. I want to know if I am dialated or not. What does a super high and very soft cervix mean in pregnancy. I'm 37w6d?

Maybe: Generally, as the cervix readies for labor, it becomes softer, it "moves down" a bit, and then it starts to dilate. Usually, this is caused by contractions - if you're not having contractions, or any bleeding, or any loss of fluid, then you probably aren't dilating just yet. But your doctor can check at your next visit! If you are having any of those signs, I would go to your doctor sooner. Read more

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I'm 32weeks pregnant an my doctor said my cervix is soft what does that mean?

Softening: Is a preparation for labor in the future. It will soften and eventually will stretch out. Congratulations. Read more

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I've had high and soft cervix during my period last may 6, and 7, until now it is still high and soft, is this possible? Or could I be pregnant?

I've had high and soft cervix during my period last may 6, and 7, until now it is still high and soft, is this possible? Or could I be pregnant?

Pregnancy Test: Position of cervix in vagina does not tell us anything in regards to whether a woman is pregnant. Best to do home pregnancy test on first morning urine no sooner than 2 weeks after FIRST unprotected sex. If neg, repeat in 7-10 days. If both neg, unlikely you are pregnant.
Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and 2/3 CM with soft cervix how long for labor?

It depends: There are so many factors in this question. Is this the first child? How long have you been 2/3 cm? And there is a lot of variability. As much as I hate to say it, there is no way of telling how long your labor may be, from 2-3 hours to over 24 hours. For children 2, 3, 4, etc.... That time will likely diminish. First children can be very unpredictable. Read more

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Very high, very soft cervix. Cramps, nausea, dizziness, a lot of cm, 6d after ov. Pregnant?

Very high, very soft cervix. Cramps, nausea, dizziness, a lot of cm, 6d after ov. Pregnant?

Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative re do the test in 4-5 days, unless you get a period before then. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
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Hello my cervix is soft, high up, and tiltED back. I have been trying to conceive do you believe that is a sign of pregnancy?

Hello my cervix is soft, high up, and tiltED back. I have been trying to conceive do you believe that is a sign of pregnancy?

Nope.: Usually the cervix is only useful as an indication of pregnancy on visual inspection and classically it appears bluish in early pregnancy. Nevertheless the best way to determine if you are pregnant or not is with a simple home urine pregnancy test. Head to the pharmacy and pick up one designed to detect early pregnancy. Most test kits have 2 or 3 per box so you can recheck in a few days if needed. Read more

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36 weeks pregnant & mucus plug + soft cervix?

36 weeks pregnant & mucus plug + soft cervix?

Close to labor?: The mucus plug is made up of thick cervical mucus that your body forms as soon as you're pregnant. The mucus protects and prevents anything from traveling up the cervix. 72 hours before labor, your cvx begins to change and the mucus loosens and mixes w/ blood from cervical change until it falls out as a "plug." Your cvx will continue to make mucus and you may have more discharge afterwards. Read more

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35 weeks pregnant. Today my doctor said that my cervix is soft, but closed. What does this mean? Is that normal for 35 weeks?

35 weeks pregnant. Today my doctor said that my cervix is soft, but closed. What does this mean? Is that normal for 35 weeks?

Soft cervix: The cervix softens and then begins to dilate as labor nears and the cervix has to open. 35 weeks would be early to expect incipient labor. Your obstetrician is best qualified to answer your question, however. Read more

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Creamy while cervical fluid, soft cervix, no period pains, feeling sick and gagging 1 day before period. Am I pregnant?

Creamy while cervical fluid, soft cervix, no period pains, feeling sick and gagging 1 day before period. Am I pregnant?

Don’t guess.: Take a test.  They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection Read more

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I am 34 weeks pregnant and have been having pressure. I am 1cm dilated w/ a soft cervix. Should I be worried about early labor? This is my 2nd child.

I am 34 weeks pregnant and have been having pressure. I am 1cm dilated w/ a soft cervix. Should I be worried about early labor? This is my 2nd child.

Ask your doctor: You're going to need to ask your midwife or doctor about this one. If you are having contractions that are changing your cervix, then you definitely need to be worried. If you are not having contractions and your cervix is not changing, then you are ok. Don't take any chances though. You really don't want to have a premature baby. Read more

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Cervix is soft and mushy. Period due any day. Pregnancy symptoms. Tugging and pulling feeling in pelvic area. Sides and lower back pain. Pregnant?

Cervix is soft and mushy. Period due any day. Pregnancy symptoms. Tugging and pulling feeling in pelvic area. Sides and lower back pain. Pregnant?

Maybe...: Keep it simple - do a pregnancy test! Most urine pregnancy tests will be positive a few days before a missed period...So go check!

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Cervix (Definition)

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