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Old 09-26-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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The cervix is low and open for AF, right?? I just checked and mine is medium (second knuckle on my middle finger) and very closed. The "flow" seems to be lighter, but it's definitely bright red, not brown. No clots at all, just "tissue"...like sloughing off of skin.

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During actual AF the cervix is low, hard, and slightly open...

Right after ovulation before AF it is low and harder/firm and closed.

If you are pregnant after ovulation it will become really soft, go high, and stay tightly closed... but that change sometimes doesn't occur until several weeks into your pregnancy.
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During actual AF the cervix is low, hard, and slightly open...

Right after ovulation before AF it is low and harder/firm and closed.

If you are pregnant after ovulation it will become really soft, go high, and stay tightly closed... but that change sometimes doesn't occur until several weeks into your pregnancy.
Mine has always been super low in early pregnancy...so low that I worried with DS2. lol But I've tended to keep my fingers out of there during AF haha But I decided to check today to see if this is really AF lol
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I was surprised that today, cycle day 6, mine was already really, really high and starting to get very soft. I thought it would have at least been more in the middle and slightly harder... our bodies are pretty freakin' amazing to me how they do this stuff all on their own and at the right time!
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Okay, this is probably going to sound stupid to you guys (cause you're both awesome!) but I have NEVER checked my cervix, and I'm kind of afraid to do so! I have no idea how far up there it is, I have no idea where my fingers would need to go, or what I'm even looking for. How can you tell if its soft or hard, or high or low or open or closed? Is there a youtube tutorial for this?

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Okay, this is probably going to sound stupid to you guys (cause you're both awesome!) but I have NEVER checked my cervix, and I'm kind of afraid to do so! I have no idea how far up there it is, I have no idea where my fingers would need to go, or what I'm even looking for. How can you tell if its soft or hard, or high or low or open or closed? Is there a youtube tutorial for this?

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When it's high (O time) you can barely reach it. Like you have to squat and really get your finger up there. It will also be open about a pinky tip, and soft like the tip of your nose.

When AF is near or has just finished, it should be low (very easily reached) closed tight and hard like your chin.

During AF, it should be low, hard and open. And the "limbo" days of your cycle are in between those descriptions.
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This site really gives a detailed way of how to check your cervix:
http://infertility.about.com/od/tryi...xovulation.htm

I personally find that by sitting on the toilet in the same position to insert a tampon is the easiest way for me to check mine.

When your cervix is in the high position, like Tashauna said, it's very high up there and you will really have to stretch your finger to actually reach and touch it.

When it's "hard" it will feel like the same hardness as the tip of your nose, and when it's "soft" it feels more like your lips.

This page tells more about cervical position and what it will feel like at each stage in your cycle:
http://www.fertilityauthority.com/yo...your-fertility
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Also, the more often you check it, the more comfortable you will get at doing it and the more you will get to know what each stage actually feels like... the first few times you're like, "hmm, now is that considered low or high or what?" but if you do it every few days in your cycle, you will notice the changes in how it goes higher or lower and how it's hardness/softness changes.
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Thanks for the info. Maybe I'll give it a try.

I found this: http://www.beautifulcervix.com/cervi...tos-of-cervix/

It's actually very helpful!
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Thanks for the info. Maybe I'll give it a try.

I found this: http://www.beautifulcervix.com/cervi...tos-of-cervix/

It's actually very helpful!
That site is awesome... I've spent much time looking through that... it's really pretty interesting!!
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