I have yet ANOTHER question!! Cervix too far back?? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 02-28-2005, 06:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
AmBam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
You have all been so helpful to me the last little while... I really appreciate all your input. I have another question. My first baby was c-section. #2 was born at home after a very long hard labor... 32 hours. Part of my problem was that my cervix is tipped wayyyyy wayyyyy back. The babies head wouldn't put enough pressure to dialate me very quickly. I had my midwife check me today and I am 4 cent. and 50% efaced but my cervix is stilll way way to the back... My question is.... What can I do to prevent a long hard labor like last time. I know there has to be some positions or something I can do to help my cervix right??? Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks!!

Life is to be enjoyed...not just endured!
AmBam is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 7 Old 02-28-2005, 08:21 PM
 
sevenkids's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Concrete Jungle
Posts: 2,492
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is your baby posterior? I find that sometimes a posterior baby's head doesn't seem to put quite enough pressure on the cervix to swing it forward. (it's normal for the cervix to be way back when pregnant) If your baby is sunnyside up, then going on your hands and knees several times a day might help.
When you go into labour, lying on the side you want the baby to turn, with the bottom leg fairly straight and the top leg propped high on pillows and bent so the knee is close to your chest, while someone gently rocks your hips back and forth helps turn babies around.
Sit on a low stool so your knees are above your hips and wide may help the baby put more pressure on your cervix and help it swing forward.

Hope that helps.
sevenkids is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 03-01-2005, 01:31 AM
 
paloma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 857
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I can offer some incredibly uneducated speculatiion. I know of this in a woman with a high assimilation pelvis, her last vertabrae was fused to her sacrum, and she had the same issue. The baby was more forward. Perhaps a pregnancy belt?

I welcome any more educated opinions.
paloma is offline  
#4 of 7 Old 03-01-2005, 11:05 AM
 
lorijds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 2,845
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
At some point the cervix will move forward. Many times in my experience, (I have short fingers) I have a hard time finding someone's cervix. It depends upon a woman's individual anatomy, the baby's position, and the consistency of the cervix.

Frequent intercourse (like every couple of days or so), red raspberry leaf tea, and evening primrose oil (both orally, and inserted vaginally at night) starting week 36 can help the cervix soften and move forward. Getting on your hands and knees and doing pelvic rocks will help get the baby in a good position. If your baby is in a good position, squats during labor will help.

Have you ever had cervical surgery? Cyrotherapy, biopsy, LEEP, etc? These can leave scar tissue on the cervix; usually it results in the cervix getting "stuck" for quite some time (I experienced this myself, being stuck at 5 cm for over 18 hours) before the scar tissue gives.

Every woman's cervix is pointing backwards; at some point late in pregnancy or in labor it moves to the forward position, usually early in labor. Your first vaginal birth sounds fairly normal; this one probably won't be nearly as long. Remember, it was the first time your body had done this; but the pathway has been forged! Keep you bag of water intact for as long as possible, think good thoughts (envision your cervix moving forward and opening....as corny as this sounds (I am not much of a fan of this sort of thing personally) I have seen it work time and time again in labor), and have a great birth!

Lori
lorijds is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 03-01-2005, 02:44 PM
 
midwyfmomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trust your body!

It sounds like your 2nd was just the typical long 1st vaginal baby.. can also be loong with 1st VBAC

I'll offer a little anecdotal info... my 2nd baby I was about 5-6 cm, 80%, in very active labor with a posterior cervix, but an anterior baby... she was born an hour later.

Do as others have mentioned & make sure your baby is in a good position (anterior) this will help prevent a long labor.

Don't worry so much about your cervix.. it'll move forward in labor as your baby descends.
midwyfmomma is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 03-01-2005, 03:58 PM
 
Artisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 5,329
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
With baby #2, I started active labor at 3cms with a posterior babe and cervix. She was born three hours later.
Artisan is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 03-01-2005, 04:15 PM
 
loved's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: A little duplex w/a dog and my kids
Posts: 384
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There is nothing wrong with you!

Your body is perfect.
Your cervix is healthy and normal and everything is as it should be.

You deserve to remember that you can trust yourself. You GET to trust yourself!
loved is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

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


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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