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24/08/2013 at 22:43
Hi girls i dont really follow the charting things like taking temps ect.
I know when my last year of periods have been thanks to my little app and i know when they say my ovulation window is but i keep seeing people saying about checking there cervix.
Id like to ask how u check your cervixs? And what should i be looking for?
24/08/2013 at 22:53
Hey hun just gently insert 1 or 2 clean fingers into your vagina, when you reach the back you'll feel a hard-ish lump (you cant go any further past this point) this is your cervix. During af your cervix should be low (for me its usually only 2-2.5inches in) firm (feels like the tip of your nose) and slightly open to allow blood flow. As you get closer to ovulation it will move higher and get softer and more open, when you're at your most fertile your cervix should be very high (might be difficult to reach with your fingers) very soft and open to allow sperm to pass through. After ovulation it will become low firm and closed again and should remain pretty much this way until af arrives. If you have had children vaginally before your cervix may always feel slightly open, but I find the easiest way to tell the difference is usually I can feel a little hole with my finger but around ov when its soft and open I can fit the tip of my finger into it, so I know its more open than usual. Takes a bit of practice to figure out whats normal for you at what time in your cycle but quite easy when you get the hang of it. Hope this helped xxx
24/08/2013 at 22:54
Forgot to say - when your cervix is soft it feels more like your lips and may even be hard to tell the difference between your cervix and the surrounding vaginal tissue and they feel quite similar! Its also a good way to check your cm so you know when youre approaching ovulation xx
24/08/2013 at 23:38
Af is due 31st august so just a week to wait now this month.
Il give it a go and see how i get on thank u again for the info xx
24/08/2013 at 23:51
Im due next weekend too! Fc for both of us xxx
25/08/2013 at 00:06
Hope so babe
I know 3 of us awaiting the evil witch next weekend.....one of us have to surly get a sticky bean this month lol xx
Are u going to test before AF due date?
25/08/2013 at 00:35
Dont think so, cant bear the disappointment are you? My boobs are super super sore atm, started yesterday at 6dpo and just getting worse. Not normal for me at all, hoping its a sign xxx
25/08/2013 at 10:08
Oh wow fingers crossed for you babe
Not sure yet if i do test it wont be till friday me thinks but iv not really had any signs that stick out to me just yet, apart from my little boy has been a bit clingy again like last time before the m/c but i think thats just him after the holiday.
My nipples where sore for 2 days but this mornung they feel normal again xx
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