I'm all ears, or eyes rather. This is something I've thought about doing this pregnancy so I can check/track my own cervical change.
Anyone have info. on pro/con or directions for self-checking cervix?
The last time I successfully checked my cervix was around 20 weeks, and it was soft and mushy, just like it should be. Whether you can find your or not, remember that it is extremely common for women who have already had a baby for their cervices to begin opening now- they can and often walk around with cervices paritally dilated (up to 3-4 cm even) for a month or two.
I tried to check again this week, and my cervix was so far back I couldn't even harldy reach it. I could tell it was posterior (pointing towards the back). I got into a squat (which tends to bring it forward as much as possible), and I couldn't even get a good feel. I made my husband try to find it too, and it basically alluded both of us. But anyway, that is what I would suggest if you are checking, squat or one leg up on a chair, and clean hands for sure. You can also try when sitting on the toilet. Funny thing too is that even though I couldn't reach it myslf, lately during sex, I've had to change positions to avoid too much bumping on my cervix. (sorry if that is too graphic!)
I have my husband check mine if I'm concerned. This is the second pregnancy he's done it for me. I assume he googled to figure out what he's doing(and it hurts MUCH LESS than when the OB did it a zillion times in my first two pregnancies). I have no interest in checking my own, and I have a feeling I'd have no idea what I was feeling in the first place. It all just feels like the same flesh to me.