The cervix is no doubt responsive to every sort of reproductive movement that one’s body makes and pregnancy is no different.
What is cervix?
It happens to be a tube-like structure that does connect one’s uterus to the vagina. Sperm does make the way down this passage to one’s cervical opening to start conception.
Cervix Position during Menstruation Cycle
The cervical position is indeed quite different throughout the menstrual cycle. When menstrual bleeding does commence, it is lower and also open to facilitating easier bleeding during one’s period and it is quite hard. Once the period is over, it will indeed remain low and hard till ovulation while the opening to one’s uterus remains closed.
Cervix Position during Ovulation
Once ovulation does start to approach, the cervix climbs high, grows softer and also moistens. This is to encourage conception and the sperm to be able to gain easy access to the uterus and then the egg. The opening is indeed quite inviting and so incredibly soft that it does seem to have become a part of the vaginal walls. Once ovulation is over, it will indeed rise back up, grow hard and close the uterine opening again.
Cervix Position during Ovulation
Once ovulation does start to approach, the cervix does climb high, grows softer as well as moistens. This is indeed to encourage conception and the sperm to gain easy access to one’s uterus and then the egg. The opening is indeed quite inviting and so incredibly soft that it does seem to have become a part of the vaginal walls. Once ovulation is over, it will rather rise back up, grow hard and close the uterine opening again.
Cervix Position at Conception and in Early Pregnancy
The ideal position for conception is indeed during ovulation when it is high, soft as well as open. This is the ideal time to have sex for conceiving. Once conceived, early pregnancy will indeed find the cervix is high, soft as well as closed. The mucous plug will rather develop to protect the uterus as it does prepare for pregnancy and the baby does develop. The rest of the time, this mucus is relatively thin and colorless. When it does start to become a plug, it indeed grows rather thick and could be white. This is a big indicator of pregnancy as it is to stop anything from entering one’s uterus and protect the mother and the baby’s environment from infection and other negative elements. This does vary from woman to woman as the change can actually be felt later or perhaps earlier than others.
Can Cervix Position in Early Pregnancy Be Misleading?
It can indeed be misleading. The cervix position could rather be emulating pregnancy when not, in fact, pregnant or it is also likely not to display pregnancy when indeed, pregnant. It does take a while for some women’s bodies to change in accordance with the pregnancy while others will do feel it right away.
During other points in the menstrual cycle, the cervix will rather climb and also be soft. But, it will not be as high or soft as when one is pregnant. A non-pregnant cervix will not be as high or soft as a pregnant one and one will feel like an unripe fruit at times. A pregnant cervix is soft as it is swollen with blood due to an increased amount of estrogen in one’s body. As it is quite a relative distinction and does vary from woman to woman. If there are no signs of pregnancy in one’s cervix then give it time and try also to check with a doctor or a home pregnancy test. One’s body is indeed unique and as a consequence, this means of checking for pregnancy is not all that reliable.
How to Check Your Cervical Position?
The cervix is usually 3 to 6 inches inside the vagina and one will feel like it is like a donut, the kind with a hole, though this does differ based on the point in the cycle. The cervical position before the period vs early pregnancy will make even this indeed vastly different to feel as mentioned above. These are indeed steps that can be taken to check cervix position after ovulation if pregnant –
• Wash the hands – One need to ensure one’s hands are very clean to avoid transmitting bacteria to this sensitive area. The best time is really after a shower.
• Cut the fingernails – avoid long fingernails as it can lead to injury.
• Positioning – squat and then insert the longest finger into the vagina.
• Know how far to insert – insert to about a few inches to find the cervix based on the time of the month.
It is a rather interesting way to get to know the body and then really learn what this unique body part is all about.