The cervix is the lower third portion of the uterus which forms the neck of the uterus and opens into the vagina which is also called the endocervical canal. The narrow opening of the cervix is called the os. The cervical os allows menstrual blood to flow out from the vagina during menstruation. During pregnancy the cervical os closes to help keep the fetus in the uterus until birth.

Bimanual Vaginal Abdominal Rectal Examination

The Bimanual Vaginal Abdominal Rectal Examination happens at the Ob-Gyn visit when the doctors examines your vagina and pelvic organs with both hands. ... read more »

Umbilical Cord Prolapse

An umbilical cord prolapse occurs when the umbilical cord which connects the baby to the placenta slips before the baby's presenting part close to or into the vagina. ... read more »

Short Cervix In Pregnancy and Risk of Premature Delivery

The cervix is the cylindrical mouth of the uterus, separating it from the vagina. Normally, earlthe cervix is at least 3-4 cm long, and its length in pregnancy strengthens the protection of the fetus. ... read more »

My Experience With Hysterosalpingogram

Personal Experiences with Hysterosalpingogram (HSG). ... 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 »

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 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 21

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

Cervix Cycle Day 20

Is mittelschmerz starting? ... 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 12

Cervical fluid is white and milky. ... 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 6

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

Cervix Cycle Day 5

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

Cervix Cycle Day 4

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

Cervix Cycle Day 3

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

Cervix Cycle Day 2

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

Cervix Cycle Day 1

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

Egg-White Cervical Mucus and Fertility

Egg white cervical mucus (EWCM) is stretchy, like raw egg white, and vital to determining your most fertile days. ... read more »

Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

Loop Electrosurgical excision procedure, known as a LEEP, is a surgical procedure which removes abnormal tissue on the cervix using an electrically charged wire loop. ... read more »

The Cervical Cap For Contraception

The cervical cap is a contraceptive device made out of a soft rubber barrier that covers the cervix in order to prevent sperm from entering the uterus. In addition, spermicide is added to the cap to kill any sperm that may bypass the cap. ... read more »

Unproductive Labor

Unproductive labor occurs when mom successfully makes it through the first stage of labor only to have the cervix become unresponsive to contractions and hormonal changes. If the cervix does not dilate and efface, the baby cannot pass through the cervix and into the birthing canal. ... read more »

Second Stage of Active Labor

The second stage of active labor is when you finally get to react to those strong contractions. As the second stage of active labor begins you will feel the need to push. ... read more »

First Stage of Active Labor

When the first stage of labor begins, the cervix responds to hormonal changes and contractions start to take on a more patterned interval. Cervical dilation and bloody show will be present as well. ... read more »

I Lost My Mucus Plug: Will Labor Start Now?

Losing your mucus plug and seeing bloody show could mean labor is on the way, but how long will it take until labor starts? ... read more »

Timing intercourse to conceive by using calendar and mucus

Couples can shorten their time to pregnancy efficiently by timing intercourse on days that the most fertile-type mucus symptom is observed at the vulva. ... read more »

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 »

Cervix Nabothian Cyst

Cervical or nabothian cervix cysts are small fluid filled bumps on the cervix which are more often than not normal. ... read more »

Cervical Position - How-To

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

Menstrual Period and Getting Pregnant

Can I get pregnant while I have my period? ... read more »

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