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#1 of 3 Old 04-01-2008, 03:09 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm 24wks pregnant, and for the past 5-6 wks, I've been having on and off contractions. I haven't really been worried about it, because I had them with my 1st pregnancy and didn't have him until 42wks. But yesterday I had some cramping and just felt off. So I thought I'd feel better to check my cervix and reassure myself that nothing is happening. But I found my cervix to be sooo soft and mushy, and at least 1cm dilated. I'm not concerned about the cm, because I know that isn't too wierd for a 2nd preg, but should I be so mushy already? And I thought it should be hard to even reach my cervix at this point... it's not. I don't want to seem paranoid, but I also don't want to ignore signs that something might be wrong either. Not sure if I should call my midwife. Please share opinions. Thanks!

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Dear Kris, You should contact your midwife if you are worried about something. If nothing else she can put your mind at ease. After all, isn't that why you hire a midwife instead of an OB.
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Being 1 cm at 24 wks is not normal... but your outer os could be dilated and not your inner os - its called having a petulous cervix and is normal in a multip. Mushy is a very subjective word.... what feels mushy to you could be perfectly normal. Multips cervixs are softer.

If you are concerned, please contact your careprovider.

Janel ~ wife and mother of 4, L&D RN, midwifery student
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