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.

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 »

Cervical Stenosis and TTC

Can cervical stenosis prevent me from getting pregnant? ... 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 »

Can I Pass Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to my Unborn Baby?

I contracted genital warts from my previous boyfriend and now I want a baby. Should we start using condoms every time we have sex and try to adopt? ... 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 »

All About Pregnancy Spotting

Pregnancy spotting is common in pregnancy, but that make it any easier to accept. During different times in gestation, pregnancy spotting can occur and the cause will be dependent on several factors. ... 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 »

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 »

What To Do After Sex When TTC?

What should we do after he ejaculates when we are trying to conceive (TTC)? ... read more »

Important Ovulation Symptoms

Many women look for ovulation symptoms to predict when they are most fertile either to try to get pregnant or to prevent pregnancy. Did you know that the most common physical ovulation symptoms are probably ones you notice, and don’t necessarily correlate with ovulation? ... 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 »

Introduction to Cervical Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Cervical cancer is a result of abnormal cell growth on the cervix. Fortunately, cervical cancer can often be cured if it is detected early. ... read more »

Cervical Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging

Women can greatly reduce their risk of cervical cancer by having routine Pap smears performed by their gynecologist. A pap smear is a basic test that is used to examine cervical cells. ... 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 »

What is a Cold Knife Cone Biopsy Procedure?

A cone biopsy is used to remove abnormal cervical tissue for evaluation and treatment of certain conditions. ... read more »

Cervical Insufficiency

Cervical insufficiency is the premature widening and thinning of the cervix. If left untreated, cervical insufficiency can lead to premature birth and miscarriage. ... 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 »

Cervical Length - Risk of Prematurity

There is a reverse direct relationship between cervical length and the risk of premature births. ... read more »

Labor Induction: Methods and Potential Benefits

If the time has come to give birth and the natural labor process has not begun, doctors can choose to induce labor in a variety of ways. ... read more »

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 »

My Experience With Hysterosalpingogram

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