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So my very posterior cervix has tipped forward some today and I can reach part of it. It is super squishy and soft and about 1cm, maybe 1.5cm long. What is normal and how effaced does that make me. And baby's head is right there too...I remember that from my last.
 

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I think everyone starts with a different length so you go by your baseline and compare how much it has changed from then. Here's a link to a article that sorta helps-makes it pretty simple: <a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_2256810_measure-cervical-progress-labor.html" target="_blank">http://www.ehow.com/how_2256810_meas...ess-labor.html</a><br><br><br>
Sounds like you are definitely having progress in the right direction. I'm not a big cervix checker, but I did go spelunking a few days ago...couldn't even find it. I'm thinking since it's my fifth, things are not going to be "reachable" until I'm already aware of labor progressing. *sigh* I'm just sittin and a waitin <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Average cervical length is about 3.5 cm... I happen to know mine is SUPER duper long (measured at 32 weeks at 5.5 cm even after a couple days' worth--and hospitalization for--preterm labor and experiencing some cervical "funneling" [outside dilates, inside doesn't]). If you are estimating your cervical length at 1.5 cm, I'd wager a MW or OB would probably call it 50%.
 

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Yep, that's about how long mine is and my OB called it 50%. I'd say my "normal" cervical length is about 4cm, but that's just going by memory as I never really paid that much attention to the length before.
 

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Hey cool, thanks. When I am not pregnant I can get to my cervix great. When pregnant it is like up in my throat. I was prettty happy to reach part of it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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