What is cervical position?

If you're already charting your menstrual cycle, checking cervical changes are sometimes used to double-check observations made through basal body temperature charting and cervical fluid. Noting these changes may help you learn when you are ovulating. You can feel your cervix by gently inserting one or two fingers into the vagina and palpating the cervix at the end of the vagina. Prior to and after ovulation, the cervix feels firm, low, closed, and dry. Around the time of ovulation, the cervix feels soft, high, open, and wet. While menstruating, the cervix may feel firm and low and the os (opening in the cervix) open as it releases blood. It may be angled to one side slightly. Once all the blood has been shed, the os again feels closed. However, you cannot determine from the checking the pregnant cervix alone whether you are pregnant or not. Changes associated with the cervix after pregnancy has occurred usually do not happen until many weeks or even months after you miss your period.

What Does it Mean if I Can't Reach My Cervix?

It is often completely normal if you cannot reach or feel the cervix. ... read more »

Cervical Position - How-To

How do I check my cervical position? ... read more »

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

What is Nautral Family Planning (NFP)? ... read more »

Cervix Soft and High After Ovulation

Am I still fertile if my cervix is soft and high after ovulation? ... read more »

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 »

Fertility Awareness and Charting

Natural Fertility Planning (NFP) ... read more »

Cervical Changes During the Day

What should I record cervical changes during the day? ... read more »

What is a Deep Cervix?

One of the less common problems that can interfere with conception is when the female partner has a deep cervix. To understand how a deep cervix affects fertility you need to understand what it is. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 6

Cervix Cycle Day 6: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle: Day 8

Cervix Cycle Day 8: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 30

Cervix Cycle Day 30: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 15

Cervix Cycle Day 15: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 32

Cervix Cycle Day 32: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 17

Cervix Cycle Day 17: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 2

Cervix Cycle Day 2: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 19

Cervix Cycle Day 19: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 13

Cervix Cycle Day 13: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 14

Cervix Cycle Day 14: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 31

Cervix Cycle Day 31: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 16

Cervix Cycle Day 16: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 4

Cervix Cycle Day 4: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 21

Cervix Cycle Day 21: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 7

Cervix Cycle Day 7: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 23

Cervix Cycle Day 23: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 25

Cervix Cycle Day 25: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 27

Cervix Cycle Day 27: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 29

See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 33

Cervix Cycle Day 33: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 18

Cervix Cycle Day 18: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 3

Cervix Cycle Day 3: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 20

Cervix Cycle Day 20: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 5

Cervix Cycle Day 5: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 22

Cervix Cycle Day 22: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 24

Cervix Cycle Day 24: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 9

Cervix Cycle Day 9: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 26

Cervix Cycle Day 26: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 12

Cervix Cycle Day 12: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 28

Cervix Cycle Day 28: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... 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 »

Cervix Cycle Day 11

Cervix Cycle Day 11: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 10

Cervix Cycle Day 10: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about what is happening to your cervix on this day in the cycle. ... read more »

Can Changes in Your Cervix Diagnose Pregnancy?

For women who track their cervical position in order to determine fertility, many wonder if there is a correlation between the position of the cervix and early pregnancy symptoms and diagnosis. ... read more »

Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Chart

The BabyMed Basal Body Temperature BBT Chart Ovulation Calendar and Ovulation Chart makes it easy to keep and maintain an online fertility and basal body temperature chart. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 1

Cervix Cycle Day 1: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about cramping, bleeding, and what breasts feel like on this day in the cycle. ... read more »