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What does that mean?

I had my midwife at the OB check me today (I haven't been able to find my cervix in a few weeks) and she said I was 2-3 (no biggie) still thick and anterior?

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I couldn't think of how to explain it so here's a quote from another site: "Before labor begins, the cervix drops into the vaginal canal at an angle that makes it point toward the back (posterior). One sign of progress is that the cervix has become anterior, meaning that it's position has realigned to allow the baby to drop into the vagina (birth canal). This is generally a change that happens early in labor."

So it's a good sign! But it's odd that she phrased it as "still anterior." It's possible she meant "still posterior" and misspoke...because anterior should represent a change/progress. Hm. You could always call and ask.

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I couldn't think of how to explain it so here's a quote from another site: "Before labor begins, the cervix drops into the vaginal canal at an angle that makes it point toward the back (posterior). One sign of progress is that the cervix has become anterior, meaning that it's position has realigned to allow the baby to drop into the vagina (birth canal). This is generally a change that happens early in labor."

So it's a good sign! But it's odd that she phrased it as "still anterior." It's possible she meant "still posterior" and misspoke...because anterior should represent a change/progress. Hm. You could always call and ask.
: My OB told me that my cervix is "still posterior" when she was checking me this morning. I'm 1 cm and 50% effaced.

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When your cervix moves anterior, that is making progress. It depends if the "still" was solely related to your effacement ("thick") or if it was meant for both.

I would guess that maybe you're not very effaced, but your cervix has moved forward/anterior.

I am 1.5cm, 50% effaced and at a -3 (-2 when I am standing). No change since last time I was checked, with the exception that my cervix has now moved forward/anterior.

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Yeah her exact wording was something like "2-3 and still thick, but your anterior"

I wasn't sure what it meant.

I had a lot of bloody show last night, I've never had that either. I'm guessing its from the CC, which will be my last, but I've had them before and never had blood so who knows! I'll be 39 weeks saturday and hopefully that means something is happening?

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We have the same due date!!!

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We have the same due date!!!

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