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#1 of 5 Old 02-20-2009, 04:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I went for my appt with my midwife wed. She did my pelvic exam and pap as I hadn't had one since my last dd. She says to me from between my knees "Now where did your cervix go?"
Actually I was only mildly surprised at this question because since the birth of my last dd my cervix seems to sit down into my vaginal cavity more and kind of sticks to the right. It also seems to be more open.
I've thought this was just the so-called trauma of birth - you know, things don't go to exactly where they were before. But when the mw said this I was thinking "well, really it's not that hard to find. It's just to the right a little."
So I have been thinking about this and thought it was stranger the more I thought about it. SO Last night I thought I'd go looking for it to see if things had changed somehow.
I had a hard time finding it. Really.
First I ...um...ran into a mass of very soft tissue, not at all shaped or feeling like my cervix. I...uh...searched some more and found it WAY to the right and much higher than before.
Okay, so I realize that it will move around with pregnancy. I've read the books, seen the diagrams...But I'm a little stumped here. I've got two questions:
What is this soft, gushy tissue I felt first? And
Why is my cervix so far to the right? (Should I be worried?)

Okay, I hope that wasn't too much TMI.
TIA for any help.
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Was your midwife concerned at all? If not, I would think you're fine.

My doc had a really hard time finding mine at my first appt as well.

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No she wasn't worried. I asked her if it was weird to be over to the right but all she said was "well, it all has to be somewhere." She didn't act worried so I took that to mean it was fine but then she didn't know where it was before so does know what a drastic tilt to the right it's taken.
I didn't really start getting worried until I got curious and went looking for it.
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the OB told me this too
My uterus is retroverted (25% are)
it has been from the beginning, just an anatomic thing

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i'll make you feel better. i still don't know where my cervix is. i have never been able to figure out what i was feeling :embarrassed

l, <>< wife to my sweetie, proud mama to 3 cubs, 2 who clw & 1 that i i ep for . baby was evicted early by induction due to severe pre-e/hellp syndrome
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