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#31 of 41 Old 05-17-2007, 10:34 AM
 
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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.

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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

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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!!
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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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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...

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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.
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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!

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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?
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StephanieSelf, I'm no doctor, but maybe you're feeling her head because you're already somewhat dilated?

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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....

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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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I used to think that my cervix was about three inches across before I found it. lol.gif When you're not near ovulation, it will be lower and more tip-of-nose consistency. Around ovulation, it ill be higher and much softer, about lip-consistency. When I'm at peak fertility, I have to put my entire finger in and then can still barely reach it and barely tell where the vaginal walls end and the cervix begins because they all feel about the same. But right after ovulation, I'll stick my finger in only about halfway and then suddenly bump into it, and it's much firmer.

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