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Old Aug 9th, 2009, 12:43 PM   1
Duffy6684
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Cervix soft??


When you were told your cervix was soft how long did it take for things to start coming away and your labor to start??



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2009, 17:44 PM   2
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you really shouldn't be feeling your own cervix, you could introduce a nasty infection or rupture your baby's membranes. and all cervixes feel different.

i tried feeling mine when i was 22 weeks and panicked because it felt soft so i called the maternity ward. the doctor there checked my cervix and said everything was fine but NOT to examine it again because of the reasons i stated above. and remember, all women's cervixes will feel unique, some will be softer, harder, longer or shorter than others, even during pregnancy.



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Old Aug 9th, 2009, 18:17 PM   3
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I never checked my cervix, the doctor did yesterday. I was reading what she had wrote down and seen she had said that it was soft.



 
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Old Aug 10th, 2009, 02:12 AM   4
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Um before everyone jumps at poor Duffy, she wrote that she was TOLD her cervix was soft!!!

Plus, touching your cervix will do no harm at all, don't be afraid of your body. Poking, prodding and manipulating is not a good idea but touching is fine. If it wasn't then sex would be completely out of the question full stop!



 
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Old Aug 10th, 2009, 02:17 AM   5
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And in answer to your question I believe the cervix has to soften and efface (thin) before it can dilate, although this is a sign things are heading in the right direction it can happen at any time in the weeks leading up to the birth. Unfortunately it isn't a reliable indicator of imminant action!



 
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Old Aug 10th, 2009, 02:54 AM   6
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Thanks Gem xox



 
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Old Aug 10th, 2009, 02:56 AM   7
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Yep, like Gem said it sadly doesn't mean your LO is here very soon. Bit like losing your plug - can happen weeks before



 
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