On a whim in the shower this morning I checked mine and it was SUPER soft and mushy. I didn't try to feel beyond that (eg for dilation). Now I wish I'd been checking periodically to see if this is my normal - I don't think I've checked it once since maybe 8-10 wks and my midwives haven't either. I haven't had any changes in mucus (just slightly more than usual which is to be expected) or been feeling any pressure or anything. I did do a ton of walking in the last few days and sometimes when I'm walking I feel like maybe I'm contracting a little (unsure - haven't had any distinct BH to compare the sensations with). My brain says not to worry about it, but of course I can't quite just will myself to stop!
Any thoughts? Is it normal for the cervix to soften well before it starts opening and well before my due date? I have an appt with an OB on Monday - have to get a Rhogram RX - and was planning to decline an internal exam, but I could have her do it just in case. I don't know her yet and vice versa, though, and I won't be sure what to make of whatever she might say. Blech! I could also call my midwife and just ask, I suppose. Or maybe wait a few days and check again myself before my next appointment with her, then have her check if I'm still worried.
I had a hard time finding good info on what's normal for the cervix around 30 weeks - anyone have a good link?