I know you're just DYING for another cervix checking thread, right?!
Okay, so, question for all of the cervix checkers. Please skip over this if you don't want detailed information on my internal anatomy. I really hope this isn't offensive...
I finally got up the courage to check mine (completely ridiculous, since I checked it all the time before...). And -- can someone tell me what the heck I am feeling? I can reach what I think has to be the cervix, because I don't know what else it could be. It would be like if my normal cervix were flattened into an extremely large, thin pancake, and was very, very squishy. There's clearly the hole, which I can push a finger in to, but it seems closed still about an inch up maybe. If I feel around the "outside" (I use this term loosely, because it's very shallow), then I can feel what I assume to be the head through my vaginal wall. Does this make sense? How would I tell how dilated or effaced I am (if anything)? I wish my midwife didn't frown so much on vaginal exams or I would have her do them. I am so darn curious.
I had the tiniest crampy feeling when I pulled my finger out, like I would feel if I checked my cervix on my period. So I would assume I was examining the cervix?