What does my cervix tell me?

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    colwixx

    My cervix was soft, high, and open meaning that it was a fertile cervix but I didn't reach my peak day until about 4 days later. How can that be?

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    Courtney

    Hey colwixx, it's definitely possible (and normal!) for your cervix to become high, soft, and open several days before your peak day/ovulation. Check out this photo gallery at the Beautiful Cervix Project as an example: http://www.beautifulcervix.com/cervix-photo-galleries/photos-of-cervix/

    Tracking your cervical position won't tell you when you're ovulating - it will tell you when you're approaching ovulation. So, it's a good idea to track your BBTs, so you can know if and when you ovulated :)

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    elizabeth_forsyth

    I'm a little confused as to cervix position. Where is it in reference to the g spot? I think I have found the cervix but then it just feels like the g spot. Like they are right on top of each other or te same thing.

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    Courtney

    The cervix will generally stick out more, and will be higher in the vagina, than the g spot. Check out the photos and articles at  this website to get a better idea of what the cervix should look and feel like. 

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    elizabeth_forsyth

    I don't see any pictures there. I just see my account. Help! Lol having so much trouble locating cervix.

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    Courtney

    Whoops! I just fixed the link - please try it now.

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    ashieb90

    What does a high and firm cervix mean? This is my first cycle off BC and I ovulated 7 days ago..

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    Courtney

    Hey ashie, Well, the tricky thing about tracking your cervix is that every woman's pattern will be different, and may not necessarily follow the pattern of low, firm, and closed to high, soft, and open and back again. For some women, the height pattern is reversed (high-low-high instead of low-high-low). This isn't necessarily an indication that anything's wrong, though! Keep tracking your cervix over the course of a few cycles and you'll figure out what your personal pattern is :)

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    leslieanntate

    Hi, it's day 24 of my cycle and my cervix feels hard, low but open. How could that be? I've had two vaginal childbirths.

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    Lauren

    Hi Leslie, thanks for contacting us!  Women who have had vaginal childbirths often have cervices that feel perpetually open, even during their infertile phases, so that could be what's causing this.  This is totally normal for a woman who has had vaginal childbirths, though :)

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    momma23peas

    I have charted 4 cycles so far and each time my cervix is very low, soft, and open during ovulation. I have heard that it is no longer advised to check position of the cervix as an indicator for fertility because it varies so greatly. I obviously would never rely on it solely, but I wondered if my charting would look different since my cervix tends to be the exact opposite.

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    Lauren

    Hi momma23peas, cervix position patterns can definitely vary from woman to woman - some women have uteruses that are tilted or oriented in such a way that their cervixes feel higher or lower than others.  As long as you can recognize your own unique pattern as you approach ovulation, you'll probably be able to use cervix position as a supplementary fertility indicator.

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    jocie.ellis

    Hi. After many months of regular ovulation on day 15 (and opk that shows it) I decided to stop temping this month for a break.. Of course this month I got no opk at all. I'm now on cd 21 so feel like I have either ovulated earlier than I expected or not at all this month. My question is that my cervix feels open high and soft. But there are no other signs of a late ovulation. What is my cervix telling me?

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    Sam

    Hi Jocie,Normally, an open high and soft cervix is a fertile cervix. If it's high and soft, it's possible you've just ovulated, or did so yesterday. Perhaps you ovulated a little late this month, but unfortunately we can't really verify ovulation without the temperature shift.  Hope this helps!

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    katymoero

    What is the best position to be in to feel your cervix? It's kind of hard to get to for me?

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    Sam

    Hi KatyMoero, Generally squatting is the easiest position in which to access your cervix.  Hope this helps!

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    fallenangel9089

    My cervix is low closed and firm what exactly does this mean?

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    Lauren

    Hi fallenangel, thanks for contacting us!  If your cervix feels low, closed, and firm, it's possible that you're not very fertile right now.  You can read more about how to read your cervix here: https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23861856-What-is-cervix-tracking-

    Let me know if there's anything else I can help with!

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    laura227

    I feel kinda silly asking this, but my cervix always feels closed. How do I know when it is opened? Also, a firm cervix can be compared to what the end of you

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    laura227

    Ok so my comment submitted itself... As I was saying...A firm cervix can be compared to what the end of your nose feels like, what can a soft cervix be compared to feel like? Also, how high is considered high and how low is considered low for cervix position? Sorry for all of the questions, I'm new at tracking and want to get to know my body as much as possible! Thanks!

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    Lauren

    Hi Laura, thanks for contacting us! I'm happy to answer your question :)  To determine whether your cervix is open, you'll need to manually touch the opening of your cervix.  The degree to which your cervix opens depends on your natural biology and whether you've had kids or not (your cervix will feel more open if you've given birth).  It will be simplest to determine when your cervix is open if you track your cervix throughout your cycle so you can feel the difference between when it's closed and when it's open.

    When your cervix is firm, it feels like the tip of your nose.  When soft, your cervix will feel more like your lips.  As for assessing low/high, this can vary considerably from person to person, but in general if you have to insert your whole finger deep into your vagina to feel your cervix, then it's probably high, but if you can easily find your cervix towards the opening of your vagina, it's 'low'.  I hope this helps!

     

    Hi Lauren, your cervix will feel the same after ovulation whether you conceived or not.  During the 2-week-wait, your cervix will feel low, firm, and closed. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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    lclements

    I'm 8 dpo and was supposed to AF yesterday and I still haven't. From what I understand CP is supposed to be low and firm now but mine is high/medium closed and soft with what started as lots of creamy CM 1 DPO and now CM is abundant and EWM. I'm testing negative and pregnancy test. Are these possible signs of pregnancy and I'm just taking a test too early? Thank you. Really hoping to get a positive in the future😬

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    lclements

    Correction. 14 DPO sorry.

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    je062787

    Hello! I had my period on Dec 4th and am due for it Dec 30th or 31st. My cervix has been opened since Dec 11th. Is this normal? Maybe I'm not doing something right? I thought my cervix was supposed to close up at some point.

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    jennyhimel

    Any suggestion is I think my fingers are not long enough to feel my cervix?

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    kyleelanae

    My cervix felt clearly open and high, but then started to feel med and low then closed. Once it started reversing (towards closed) does that mean ovulation already occurred or could

    It start closing right before ovulation?

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    taisddmoraes

    I have some difficulty to fell the openness of my cervix. I got off the pill about three months ago, and I can fell the hight and the firmness of my cervix, but I can't fell the opening. This means it is always closed? Or am I doing something wrong when I am trying to fell my cervix? (PS.: My doctor said that the last two cicles I didn't ovulate, and I think this present cicle it's happening the same according to my chart). Thanks!

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