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Old Nov 20th, 2009, 08:40 AM   1
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6 Weeks and 1 day pregnant and worried (cervix question)


Hi everyone,
it was such a shock for me when I found out on sunday that I was pregnant. I was 21 dpo and hd absolutely no idea whatsoever that i had conceived. hubby and i had "successful sex" lol, once, so as you can imagine i was overwhelmed when i saw that i was pregnant
i saw a dr yesterday who confirmed the pregnancy and requested a midwife but i cant help but worry bout something.
around the time i got my bfp my cervix was high, low, hard, firm, soft, really low... and was no indication whatsoever, hence it being a shock.
i have a 2 year old and this pregnancy is nothing likeit was the first time round.
with my first, my cervix was high and hard from 8 dpo which is how i knew i ws preg, and i had watery cm
with this one, my cp is all over the place and changes all the time, and my vaginal discharge is creamy/ewcm and is not "flooding" like with myfirst.
i know that no 2 pregnancies are the same but what im worried about is the position of my cervix; shouldnt it be high by now????? it feels slightly open too and im not sure if this is because i have had one vaginal birth already, one may i add, that was not the easiest. (forcepts and episiotomy) im rather worried i have an incompetent cervix.
can anyone reassure me that this is not the case????
whats your cp like?



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Old Nov 20th, 2009, 08:55 AM   2
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Please try not to worry. Try to refrain from poking about up there as well, its only getting you worked up, and cp isnt a firm indicator of anything x



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Old Nov 20th, 2009, 11:25 AM   3
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thanks for the reply... i tried calling a midwife and she was meant to be calling me back, only she never did.

update... she just called and had to ask "do you mean the cervix on the outside of your vagina" WTF???????? since wen did women have cervix on the outside....??



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Old Nov 20th, 2009, 13:30 PM   4
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LOL, i have no idea what she means by the cervix outside of your vagina!!

But I do know... from doing my own research, that CP isn't really a clear indicator of pregnancy! But when I felt mine, it was softish and quite high. I wouldn't dare go poking about in there now.. Feels very strange! Think i'd have trouble finding it too because it was so high! x x



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2009, 14:00 PM   5
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thanks for the reply... i tried calling a midwife and she was meant to be calling me back, only she never did.

update... she just called and had to ask "do you mean the cervix on the outside of your vagina" WTF???????? since wen did women have cervix on the outside....??
Hahaha!! Sorry but that just made me laugh!! There's really no hope if the midwife is asking stupid questions like that!!! lol

On a serious note, I wouldn't worry, mine has been all over the place too.I'm going to stop poking about and leave it alone now, just panics me when it's different!!!



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thanks for the reply... i tried calling a midwife and she was meant to be calling me back, only she never did.

update... she just called and had to ask "do you mean the cervix on the outside of your vagina" WTF???????? since wen did women have cervix on the outside....??
Hahaha!! Sorry but that just made me laugh!! There's really no hope if the midwife is asking stupid questions like that!!! lol
I'm afraid it made me laugh out loud too, I can only hope that she misheard you or you got a bad line, otherwise I think she failed her anatomy class!

I wouldn't worry too much (well, I know you will, but what I mean is I doubt that it's a problem), perhaps you can call another midwife/doctor and ask? It could well be perfectly normal. If bad deliveries caused incompetent cervixes (cervices?!?) then it would be much more common than it is.




 
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Old Nov 20th, 2009, 21:50 PM   7
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You have already had one child, which will make your cervix a little different, before it was a pretty little round circle inside and that was the entrance to you cervix, now its kind of mishapen, thats why you feel like it's slightly open. Make sense? I would do as the others are saying, keep your fingers away, each time that you insert your non-sterile finger into your vagina, you are increasing your risk of getting an infection, as well as irritating your cervix, so no worries, CP isnt a tell all sign!



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2009, 00:41 AM   8
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my cervix is medium height, hard but shut, the main thing is it is shut, height and softness is not important it will change in its own time
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Old Nov 21st, 2009, 00:52 AM   9
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I was told not to mess with the cervix in the 2 week wait and so on because it goes crazy after ovulation.

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Old Nov 21st, 2009, 01:17 AM   10
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Thanks for the replies, it's sorta made me feel more at ease.
regarding this midwife, she was bloody useless... i was thinkng about it last night and after I spoke with her I actually called my father just to tell him of the sheer incompetence of midwives today.
Amongst the "cervix outside of the vaginal" comment, she proceeded to tell me that midwifes dont know how cervix feesl at the beginnin of pregnancy since they don't mess about up there- then she goes on to tell me that (as someone else has stated) since I have had a baby my cervix is the shape of a flipping "pie crust" lol.. so here's me at the other end of the phone invisioning my cervix and a steak and ale pie LOL..

She was meant to be my midwife but thankfully due to the location of where I live, I have to have someone closer.... probably just as well.. OH and then when I mentioned mycervix again she goes on to try and correct me by saying "Oh you mean your perinium"? lol... "
No chuck, if meant my arse region i'd have stated "the region around my anus"
THEN she said " Well I havent been at tis practice long". more like she hasnt been practicing midwifery that long.

No hope...
And I think it's worrisom for me now...??? God help me should they all be like her!!lol



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