checking your cervix

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  1. leximo

    leximo pregnant - 1st trimester

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    Hi, just wondering if any of you ladies have tried successfully or unsuccessfully to check your own cervix during the last few weeks of pregnancy to check for dilation or changes?

    I used to check when TTC but now can't seem to reach it?? Is it much further back now?

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  2. Jem88

    Jem88 Guest

    I used to check mine when we we're TTC so i know what to feel for, i've started to check mine a few time's this past week and it's that high i can't feel it, i think it stays high and then move's down when your close to labour but i'm not 100% sure :)
     
  3. pinkmonki

    pinkmonki Well-Known Member

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    It moves high and towards the back during pregnancy, it only starts to move around during the final weeks/days. First it moves forwards and down, then it starts to dilate :)
     
  4. leximo

    leximo pregnant - 1st trimester

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    Thanks, so I guess once we start feeling it we may be getting close...
    :happydance:
     
  5. shellyhunny

    shellyhunny Mum to Charlie x

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    I checked mine last night and it was soft and I think about 1cm dilated. However, I know this can happen just before labour or can stay like that for ages. Seeing as I don't have ages now before baby HAS to come out one way or another I'm hoping something will start sooner rather than later!
     
  6. EmzyJA

    EmzyJA Well-Known Member

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    well hubbi accidently checked mine for me lol. probably tmi but during sexytime ;) he felt my cervix and his finger even slid in so i assume that means i'm probably 1cm dilated. since then i was curious so i tried to feel it and could only feel it sitting on the loo, could just about reach it, but its very soft and has a hole about the size of a finger. x
     
  7. leximo

    leximo pregnant - 1st trimester

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    Ooh that sounds good! I'll be checking constantly now, but can't even feel when sat on the loo at the moment :nope:
     
  8. EmzyJA

    EmzyJA Well-Known Member

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    mines been like this for about a week though and no change since so i dont think anything is happening for me really. they say that it can just happen all of a sudden. i keep wanting to check all the time now but i'm trying not to as i dont wanna irriatate anything. x
     
  9. pinkmonki

    pinkmonki Well-Known Member

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    I was 2cms for at least two weeks before birth but went from 2cms to 10 in 1 hour 45 mins so it can definitely happen quickly :)
     
  10. tink23

    tink23 Proud Single Mum to Eli

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    is it safe to do this yourself? doesn't sound safe at all to me....
     
  11. beccybobeccy

    beccybobeccy Well-Known Member

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    Thats what I was thinking...
     
  12. leximo

    leximo pregnant - 1st trimester

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    As long as your hands are clean and don't have sharp nails! It's safe to check your own cervix.
     
  13. pippop77

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    I wouldnt know how too !! lol... I can honestly say I have never heard of anyone checkin their own before . Sounds silly but how would you know what your lookin for.
    By the way this is my third pregnancy. Has anyone been told they can check this by a midwife or doc ? xx
     
  14. brunette&bubs

    brunette&bubs Mommy to James

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    EEK....im too squeemish to do this myself.
    Might have hubby try to take a feel.

    The other night when we were fooling around he claims he felt something...but most of the time he doesn't know what he's talkin about
     
  15. Biscuitbaby

    Biscuitbaby Mum of 2 boys TTC#3

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    oooooooooooooooooooo

    how do I check???????????????? :blush:
     
  16. babyloulou

    babyloulou 1 beautiful baby boy!

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    :rofl: It's amazing what difference going through long term TTC makes!! Checking your own cervix seems completely normal to me after doing it every month throughout every cycle for 5 years!! I mentioned it to my best friend though and she couldn't believe it! :rofl:

    As for me- mine is still far back and unreachable too and today's my blooming due date!!
     
  17. ummar

    ummar Well-Known Member

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    Yup, checking my cervix is so normal for me too - I checked it regularly while TTCing and so I know what I'm looking for. Can feel it now although it's quite alot higher.
     
  18. rockabillymom

    rockabillymom Punk Rock Mama of 2

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    this seems so foreign to me. I dont think I would trust myself to check my own cervix... sounds painfull.. had the nurse at the hospital do it once when I was having some pains and thought she was going to stick her entire hand inside me!
     
  19. ummar

    ummar Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't hurt in the least for me and I only have to stick one finger in fully.
     
  20. Sunseal

    Sunseal Well-Known Member

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    I can honestly say I have never heard of checking your own cervix! Wow, I'm godsmacked haha
     

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