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Question: position of cervix in pregnancy


 kazza26 - Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:01 pm

ok i am totally confused here,ive been trying to get pregnant and ive been on some sites that tell me if your pregnant after ovulation instead of the cervix going low and becoming firm it rises up higher and goes soft.now when i check on my cervix after ovulation it does go down and i check it near enough everyday until i come on and its always low,so now i know that if its low i am not pregnant so i don't check it as much .heres the problem like i said i always thought if it was low you wasnt pregnant now i know three people who have been pregnant and i told them that i didnt need a pregnancy test to tell if i was pregnant because my cervix was reliable enough but my friends said that it isnt reliable because while two of them said that the day they missed there periods there cervix was high and soft one said that on the day her periods was due she checked her cervix and it was low and firm but she was still pregnant,so now i am confused ,what is the cervix meant 2 be like when your pregnant and if its meant to be high and soft why was that girls low and firm
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:41 pm

User avatar Hello,
This is not a reliable way to determine pregnancy. This is why we use home pregnancy tests which are inexpensive, quite accurate and much better as an indicator. It is not typical for women to check their cervix regularly.

Best wishes.
 kazza26 - Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:14 pm

lol i think more woman check their cervix then you realise especially if there getting desparate like me,thanks for your reply but my question was what does your cervix feel like when your pregnant in the early stages is it high and soft or low and firm or does the position mean nothing at all.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:39 pm

User avatar Hello,
After ovulation, the cervix drops lower in the vagina and feels 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. This is one reason it is not a reliable indicator of early pregnancy.

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