But my pregnancy book says that until the very end of pregnancy, your cervix should be much harder - the consistency of the end of your nose.
I don't know, maybe I just have a really bony nose, but these two statements really don't go together to me.
Any insight? Do y'all have supremely soft and smushy cervixes, as I do?
Also, cervixes (?) seem to be pretty finicky -- mine changes over the course of a day. Actually, I've stopped checking it, since I figured I was worrying over nothing when I kept wondering if the changes were a problem or not.
Mom to DS(14), DS(12), DD(9), DS(6), DS (4), and DS(2)
This time its so very different. It initially got firm and tightly closed. Then as the mucus plug started to firm up it softened a bit and feels more open-kind of like during the sticky phase (if you chart and KWIM). I can feel the plug sort of so I am not worried.
According to Spiritual Midwifery "Usually the cervix feels kind of hard, like the tip of your nose; when your pregnant, at 4 to 5 weeks, it feels like your lips (Goodell's sign)"
Hope that helps.
One happy momma to a very spirited little girl , her tough little brother , and a happy little suprise late April 2012 . Wife to an overworked and under paid husband .
I e-mailed my MW to ask her, and she responded with, "Yes, your cervix will soften in pregnancy. I don't think there are many women who feel their own cervix, so it is not something you find in the usual books about pregnancy."
Ha! Little does she know the millions of us who are addicted to charting ...