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post #21 of 41

just HAD to post to this...

Hi girls, I saw this and just had to post. I had the most trouble finding my cervix! There are times of the month, near o'ing when I cannot feel it because it is up too high. The only time I can actually reach it is when it is down lower at other times. Even then, sometimes my most sure sign that it is low is if my hubby, er, bumps it when we DTD. Sorry to be graphic at you. Anyway....sometimes it IS possible to not be able to reach!
post #22 of 41
I just recently found my cervix after many "spelunking" adventures. I found the easiest way for me is sitting on the toilet, rotating my hips forward and bearing down ( usuually AFTER you go potty ) Bearing down brings my cervix down ALOT. If I dont bear down I only feel a soft area that feels like the end of an egg ( but much softer) and cant feel anything else...but Continue past that up higher and you should feel a horizontal slit/ opening . My cervix is usually always open enough for the tip of my finger to fit into the opening. I insert my finger straight then slightly hook it ( back towards your abdomen....not towards your bum)in when I have it inserted all the way.
post #23 of 41
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Originally Posted by Crunchyandsweet View Post
I just recently found my cervix after many "spelunking" adventures.
Well after this thread, I might actually be confident enough that I'm not the only one out there with a goofy look on my face while spelunking for a cervix to actually try again!! ... We'll see what I stumble upon....
post #24 of 41
I found it!!!!

I found my cervix!

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Thanks to whoever said bear down - that did the trick for me! It was really obvious what it was when I found it as well.
post #25 of 41
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Originally Posted by joshs_girl View Post
I found it!!!!

I found my cervix!

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AWESOME!!! YEP BEARING DOWN DOES THE TRICK THANK GOODNESS I GOT CREATIVE ON ONE OF MY "SPELUNKING" ADVENTURES AND FIGURED OUT HOW TO BRING MY CERVIX DOWN ENOUGH TO FEEL THE DARN THING :
post #26 of 41
I still can't find mine. Help!

I sat on the toilet, I squatted on the floor...nothing. I put my middle finger in all the way. I tried bearing down, but what does that mean exactly? Like when you're going to the bathroom?

And to the person who said to rotate your hips forward -- does that mean so that your pelvis moves up? Or down?

I'm so confused! I feel so dumb.

I'm going to go try one more time tonight, but I'm getting a little sore from all this poking.
post #27 of 41
Thread Starter 
I was getting sore from all the poking too!! I'm afraid I won't be much help to answer your questions, but I bet someone more cervix-savvy will be along.

In this past month of exploration, I've learned that the only time I think I can feel my cervix is when it is at it's lowest point - right around the time I'm hanging out with AF. It's much much smaller than I expected. It feels like a little nub...like not much bigger than the tip of my finger. For some reason I thought it'd be much bigger. Like penis-head sized.

Did I feel the right thing? Is a baby really supposed to pass through that???!!? : I'm not convinced I found the right thing.

I still can't believe how clueless and out-of-touch with my body I am.
post #28 of 41

When you are squating and have your finger inserted

cough...That should do the trick...I can't ever find my cervix till I cough..Someone recommended this too me and it worked like a charm.Shot right up against my finger.

Good luck....
post #29 of 41
I have the opposite problem. Mine is so low it feels like it is barely in there. (I think) Now I'm not sure if I'm feeling the right thing....

FWIW, I don't think I'm ovulating so I wouldn't expect it to be high. But a little height would be good.....
post #30 of 41
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Originally Posted by Mylie View Post
cough...That should do the trick...I can't ever find my cervix till I cough..Someone recommended this too me and it worked like a charm.Shot right up against my finger.

Good luck....
Sounds easy enough...thanks for the tip! I'll try tonight.
post #31 of 41
I tried coughing last night, but still no dice. AF just left the building a couple days ago, so I thought this would be the best time to find my cervix. But is it possible that it's already high in preparation for ovulation? I'm on CD 10 and I don't usually ovulate til CD 20-22.
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by MyZymurgy View Post
In this past month of exploration, I've learned that the only time I think I can feel my cervix is when it is at it's lowest point - right around the time I'm hanging out with AF. It's much much smaller than I expected. It feels like a little nub...like not much bigger than the tip of my finger. For some reason I thought it'd be much bigger. Like penis-head sized.

Did I feel the right thing? Is a baby really supposed to pass through that???!!? : I'm not convinced I found the right thing.

I still can't believe how clueless and out-of-touch with my body I am.
Sounds like you found it!

I can't find my cervix if I'm sitting on the toilet or squatting. The best way for me is to stand and put one leg up on the toilet, and uh, go spelunking
post #33 of 41
hey what if you try using a speculum (they sell the plastic ones online for cheap) and trying to SEE it first? also you need a mirror. as i read this thread i thought that could help you know what you are feeling...
i've looked with a speculum before and it is kind of cool getting the view your doc has

p.s. then remove the speculum before you go looking for it again with your fingers!!
post #34 of 41
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Originally Posted by hannybanany View Post
I can't find my cervix if I'm sitting on the toilet or squatting. The best way for me is to stand and put one leg up on the toilet, and uh, go spelunking
I'll try that tonight.

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Originally Posted by takasmom View Post
hey what if you try using a speculum (they sell the plastic ones online for cheap) and trying to SEE it first? also you need a mirror. as i read this thread i thought that could help you know what you are feeling...
i've looked with a speculum before and it is kind of cool getting the view your doc has

p.s. then remove the speculum before you go looking for it again with your fingers!!
Cool idea! I'll try that next if standing doesn't help...
post #35 of 41
I always use my index finger. It seems to be able to get in further because of the space between it and the thumb. I always squat and depending on cd I might have to bear down as well.
post #36 of 41
Here's another thing in addition to the bearing down that I had to do to find my cervix. I had to really explore all the "corners" down there! For me, putting my finger straight in wasn't doing the trick. I have to put it in as far as it will go, then move my finger to my left and press back toward my bottom. It actually feels like my cervix is off center!

And it doesn't feel completely round, more torpedo shaped (man what a funny image that is!) and very smooth and slippery as well!
post #37 of 41
I just tried finding my cervix. (39 weeks pregnant) I squatted and allowed my finger to follow the inside of my vagina naturally and when I reached the end I could feel babies head..but didnt feel a mound ..it just felt soft and squishy, and then her head. advice?
post #38 of 41
StephanieSelf, I'm no doctor, but maybe you're feeling her head because you're already somewhat dilated?
post #39 of 41

I haven't read the other replies so I may be repeating but go into the bathroom...Put one foot up on the toilet seat...Insert you 2 fingers reaching kind of up and then back..cough...it will bring your cervix down...then you should feel it....

post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by MyZymurgy View Post
smaller than I expected. It feels like a little nub...like not much bigger than the tip of my finger. For some reason I thought it'd be much bigger. Like penis-head sized.

Did I feel the right thing? Is a baby really supposed to pass through that???!!? : I'm not convinced I found the right thing.
 

^^^this was AWESOME!  
 

this thread was way too much fun.  all the spelunking ladies!

 

i usually use 2 fingers (index and middle) and pinch gently to get a good mucus read on my cervix.  it's sometimes high, sometimes low, but i can't imgine i'd find it standing up!  bearing down while sitting on the toilet is the way i've found it.  i didn't ever feel my cervix before giving birth to 3 kids, so don't know what a finger-sized one feels like, but since my 5 babies cervix is fully nose sized (sometimes w/ a fat lip, or perhaps, penis-head sized) i can imagine the unopened one is the tip of a finger.  

 

i use my cervical position readings to confirm mucus readings. 

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