How Do You

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mia - January 4

check your cervix? Is this done to see if you are ovulating and how? also, can you tell if you are pregnant by doing this? I would like some information on this. thank you


Queen B - January 5

Here are some guidelines for checking the position of your cervix: Wash your hands prior to checking your cervix. Check the position of your cervix around the same time each day. Many women find it easy to check their cervix while they are sitting on the toilet. Gently insert one or two fingers into your v____a. Reaching back you should be able to feel your cervix. Does your cervix seem easy to reach (low) or difficult to reach (high)? Does your cervix feel soft (like your lips) or firm (like your nose)? Does the entrance of your cervix feel slightly open or closed? Does your cervix feel dry, moist or very wet? If you are charting your fertility signs, record your observations. In the first half of your menstrual cycle, prior to ovulation, your cervix will feel firm, and be low in your v____a. It will feel closed and dry. Around the time of ovulation, the cervix softens, opens, lifts and becomes very receptive to sperm, allowing them to more easily make their way to meet the waiting egg. Within a few days following ovulation, the cervix again becomes firm and the entrance is closed. The position of the cervix during pregnancy does change but not at the same time in all women. After ovulation, your cervix will drop lower in your v____a and feel firm, like the tip of your nose. During pregnancy, the cervix will rise a bit and become softer, but the timing of this happening will vary from woman to woman. For some, this will happen shortly before their period is due, but for other, this will not happen until quite a while after their pregnancy has been confirmed. Due to this variation between women, checking the position of your cervix to determine pregnancy is not a reliable indication of whether or not your are pregnant. More reliable ways to find out if you are pregnant is take a sensitive hpt (home preg test) or see your dr. to get a blood test done. Hope that helps!


Grandpa Viv - January 5

Great reply, Queen B


mia - January 5




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