The cervix is a part of the uterus, the part that is lowest, below the fundus of the uterus, and dipping into the vagina. During childbirth to allow for the passage of the baby. It also allows the passage of menstrual fluid from the uterus, and sperm needs to travel through the cervix in order to reach the uterus. Despite the variety of objects passing through the cervix, it is only approximately two inches long, and is tubular in shape.

Cervical Changes During Menstrual Cycle (Photos)

Witness the cervical changes that take place during a full menstrual cycle. The pictures below are from a cervix of a 25-year-old woman who has never given birth before. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 33

Lower backache on day 33. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 32

The cervix is low and open. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 31

Feeling pretty bloated on day 31. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 12

Cervical fluid is white and milky. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 30

Breasts are feeling heavy now. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 29

The cervix feels dry on day 29. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 28

See what's happening on day 28. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 27

Cervical fluid is tacky on day 27. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 26

Breasts are swelling today. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 25

See what's happening on day 25. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 24

Cervix is high again. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 23

Breast are tender on day 23. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 22

Basal body temperature is starting to rise. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 20

Is mittelschmerz starting? ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 21

The cervical fluid is dry. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 19

Egg-white fluid is now gone. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 18

The cervical fluid looks egg-white. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 17

Certain changes taking place in the cervix now. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 16

There is egg-white consistency now. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 15

The cervix is now open and high. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 14

Cervical fluid is watery on day 14. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 13

The cervix is starting to soften up. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 11

See what's happening on Day 11. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 10

Cervix is low today on Day 10. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 9

There is a dry sensation on day 9. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle: Day 8

Cervical fluid is sticky on day 8. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 7

Cervix is low and closed today. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 5

There is very low flow today. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 3

See up close what the cervix looks like on day 3. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 6

How is cervical mucus on day 6? ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 4

Here's what's happening on day 4. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 1

It's the first day of menstrual bleeding. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 2

Today is the second day of menstrual bleeding. ... read more »

Cervical Changes in Labor

The cervix is the gateway to baby. During pregnancy, a plug covering the cervix works like a cork holding the umbilical sac and fetus in place in the uterus. As labor approaches, hormonal changes cause the plug to release starting the beginning stages of labor. ... read more »

For Men: What is a Deep Cervix and Does it Affect Fertility?

There are many factors that can affect fertility. While there are many reliable sources that can help you understand these factors, fertility myths abound. One of these factors is a deep cervix. ... read more »

Measuring Cervix May Help Reduce Prematurity

There is now ample evidence that measuring the cervix with transvaginal ultrasound can identify pregnancies that may be at risk for preterm labor and delivery and treating them with progesterone may decrease preterm labor and delivery. ... read more »

Can Uterine Or Cervical Changes Show That I Am Pregnant?

How can I tell if I am pregnant? Can cervical changes signify that I am pregnant? What about the position of my uterus? ... read more »

Why Your Cervical Plug is Not Your Baby’s Cork

I asked her what it was and if she needed to go to the doctor. She told me it was her cervical plug and she thought that meant the baby was coming within the next few days. We called her doctor and went into panic mode. ... read more »

Cervical Exams: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The most important question to ask when considering an exam, like any other test, is “What will we do with this information?” ... read more »