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Old Apr 23rd, 2011, 15:07 PM   1
Cherrybinky
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This is TMI really and is a stupid question but how should a cervix feel generally when pregnant?

Im 9 weeks and Ive never really felt my cervix before but checked it today and its quite low and a bit like a nose with a hard bit behind it. It has a deep dimple on the end but Im worried its open and dont know how it should feel. Can anyone help me with my silly question before I drive myself crazy googling or go running to the Drs with no need?


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Old Apr 23rd, 2011, 15:14 PM   2
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Aw jeez, sweetie... if you've never checked your cervix before, I don't think starting at the beginning of a pregnancy is the time to do it.

I don't know how its supposed to feel, and I don't know how to tell if its open or not, but I wouldn't worry myself about it. I've tried checking my cervix before (when I wasn't pregnant) and found the angle awkward, and couldn't reach anyway ... I figured I'd just leave that to the professionals.

If checking your cervix is something you're curious about doing later on in your pregnancy as delivery gets nearer, I'd wait until your next appointment and ask your doctor or midwife about it then. They should be able to tell you exactly how to check it, what it should feel like, and how to tell if its open.

The only thing I really know about checking your own cervix is that you're supposed to do it always at the same time of day, say, right after you get out of bed and have used the bathroom. Also try to be at the same level of sexual arousal when you check, as that can move your cervix all over the place.



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2011, 15:18 PM   3
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I should have said never felt it before whilst pregnant. I was checking it before I got got pg but now Im lost as Im not sure how its supposed to feel now at this stage. Ill mention it to the midwife. To be fair I guess I shouldnt really have posted it on here now Ive thought more about it. Its silly.



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Old Apr 23rd, 2011, 15:23 PM   4
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Oooh... You did check it before pregnancy?

I know it changes some with pregnancy, but I don't know how it changes. The only thing I can really say is to ask your midwife about how it should feel, because she's probably checked enough of them to tell you exactly.

Sorry if I'm unhelpful!

I do still think you shouldn't worry about it too much though... I'm sure its going to feel different now versus before the pregnancy.



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2011, 15:23 PM   5
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Everyone's cervix feels different hun. There is no 'right or wrong' when it comes to how it should feel during pregnancy, some women have a high soft one during, and some have a low firm. I'm not touching mine this time around as I really don't want to be doing the whole is it normal thing again!
If you've had children before then your cervix will feel slightly open anyway, a good way to tell if it's open is if you can get the tip of a clean short nailed finger just inside the opening, but I do not advise doing that in pregnancy unless you really felt the need to.

Mention it to your MW and she might be more than happy to have a check for you just to put your mind at ease. x



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2011, 15:29 PM   6
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Hey Cherry - all I can say is that I have never ever checked my cervix - so I can't honestly answer you - don't worry hun - I am sure that everything is fine xxx



 
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