Cervical position worries - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 02-21-2003, 10:37 AM - Thread Starter
 
samsara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 65
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
so at my 37 week exam, the midwife says that i'm 1cm/50% effaced, but that my cervix is completely posterior! it would seem to me that when i efface 100%, the cervix will just be this "hole" that's flush against my uterus and can't really point anywhere but down -- is this true? i didn't ask her at the time but it really worries me that i won't be able to deliver vaginally if my cervix is pointing backwards!

any thoughts?
samsara is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 6 Old 02-21-2003, 10:46 AM
 
*~*SewHappyNow*~*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: PA
Posts: 2,122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Same thing is happening to me and they do not seem worried at all. We talked about it today, actually, and they said its seen in first time mothers often and sometimes they do not see a change until labor. Your cervix is esentially the bottom/or opening of your uterus. So when it does dilate all the way it should open to your birth canal/Vagina. Actually it isn't that it doesn't lead there now, its just behind the babies head, which is now lower than the cervix. Once your cervix ripens more the 'opening' should move lower and widen.

Karen Mommy of McKenna 2003 & Alysson 2004 homebirth.jpg Expecting stork-girl.gif an early Christmas Present
*~*SewHappyNow*~* is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 02-21-2003, 11:46 AM
 
lisamarie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In Latte Land
Posts: 5,522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Your cervix will move "anterior" sometime~whether its before labor or during.

Warmly~

Lisa

Lisa, Todd, Dane and Amber: & :::
lisamarie is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 02-21-2003, 01:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
samsara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 65
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
good! makes sense to me, thanks.

good luck, lea! you're coming right up!
samsara is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 02-21-2003, 05:40 PM
 
*~*SewHappyNow*~*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: PA
Posts: 2,122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks samsara! I am getting a little bit anxious here.

Good luck to you, also! not long at all for you either

Karen Mommy of McKenna 2003 & Alysson 2004 homebirth.jpg Expecting stork-girl.gif an early Christmas Present
*~*SewHappyNow*~* is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 02-22-2003, 09:40 AM
 
zombiemommie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: NJ
Posts: 391
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
this happened to me at 39 wk check too, my m/w had to stand at my armpit and I had to have my fists under my butt to make myself essentially upside down and she did lots of reaching and pushing to find my completely firm, tight, not open and not effaced at all cervix. My first birth was a c/s and I was attempting VBAC and got all worried and was told it would go anterior when the time was upon us. 4 days later I went into labor and when checked again was *anterior* and 4 cm and 100% effaced ! Thank goodness because not sure I could have tolerated THAT position with contractions too LOL

Had a successful VBAC 3 days later (had loooooong prodromal labor)

Good luck !
zombiemommie is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off