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#1 of 14 Old 11-05-2010, 08:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So I know where it should be. I used a cervical cap so I know where it should be. But it's not there. Does it move? I should find something even if I am dialated right?

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I can attest to the fact that it DOES move! Up, down, front, back, etc. If you're dialated it should be easier to find the os (because it's bigger) and if it's effaced it might be even hard to find because it blends into the uterus more. Fully effaced would have it "paper thin" and would definitely make it harder to find but that's generally achieved during active labor.

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Mine is impossible for me to find right now---although I was assured today by my midwife that it does still exist. Apparently the baby's head is so darn low, it's impossible for my short fingers to reach around and get to it. But it's still there.

Also, as you get closer to the end, the cervix tends to move back and high up---which if you have small hands, makes it near impossible to reach, no matter how deeply you're squatting!

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Ok, I had no idea the moving back and up is normal for near the end. I have been thinking it moves forward for labor. Am I nuts?

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Ah. Okay. That makes me feel better. First baby I was 4 cm dialated and effaced fir three weeks before baby came. He is pretty low right now so maybe that's why I can't find it.

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Ok, I had no idea the moving back and up is normal for near the end. I have been thinking it moves forward for labor. Am I nuts?

I was under the impression of the same thing... I can remember my midwife last time telling me that I wasn't ready yet, that my cervix was still too high up and that it just wasn't favorable. I should have listened to her, my induction was definitely not the most successful induction.

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Woops---yeah, it does move forward. I was up REALLY late (for me)!

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Yes - hate the incredibly moving cervix. Mine was very easy to find the other day, giving me hope that something was going on. Now I can barely reach it.
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Oliversmommy, the weird thing is mine HAS gone back behind baby's head while it was nice and low and forward a few weeks ago. Oh, well. I know once it moves forward it won't be long before we have a baby. Hoping that's sooner than later.

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Well, mine was forward again this morning. I just hope it stays there.
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Ellen, that sounds awfully positive to me! Hope it stays put and labor comes soon!

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Thanks for your replies. I still haven't found it but feel better about it.

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Ellen, that sounds awfully positive to me! Hope it stays put and labor comes soon!
It's gone again. I'd like to say that I'm just going to stop checking, but that would be such a lie.
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ddcc...

Repeat after me "cervical position/dilation/ripening has no bearing on when you will go into labour". Seriously.

For my last two, the MW had to reach WAAAAYYYY up to find the cervix which was not ripe and not effaced and babe was not engaged. They were both born vaginally within the next 8 hours.

Seriously. Don't let ANYONE stress you out about the position/condition of your cerivx
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