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.

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 »

I Had EWCM Egg White Cervical Mucus Twice

It is normal to observe ewcm egg white cervical mucus twice in a menstrual cycle. ... read more »

Robitussin To Get Pregnant

Many women want to know whether they could take Robitussin to improve their fertility and help them get pregnant. ... read more »

Cervical Stenosis and TTC

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

Cervical Insufficiency (Incompetence)

What is cervical insufficiency or incompetence? ... read more »

Short Cervix In Pregnancy

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 »

What is Position of My Cervix In Pregnancy

You cannot diagnose an early pregnancy from the cervical position. ... read more »

Gynecologic and Obstetric Ultrasound

Gynecologic and Obstetric Ultrasound is the use of high-frequency sound waves together with computer imaging to painlessly view the fetus and the pelvic organs. ... read more »

Mechanical methods for induction of labor

Induction of labour using mechanical methods results in similar caesarean section rates as prostaglandins, for a lower risk of hyperstimulation.  ... 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 »

Cervical Dilation and Effacement

The cervical plug that developed at the beginning of pregnancy will fall out at the end of the third trimester. The cervix will then start preparing for birth, and this is known as cervical dilation and effacement. ... read more »

My Experience With Hysterosalpingogram

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

Recording Cervical Fluid When I Am Aroused

How should I record cervical fluid when I am aroused? ... read more »

Umbilical Cord Prolapse

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

Cervical Stenosis and IUI

What can be done for Cervical Stenosis and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)? ... read more »

Bimanual Vaginal Abdominal Rectal Examination

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

ITI - What Is It?

During ITI, a larger volume of the ejaculate is used to deposit the sperm within the fallopian tube itself, usually with a small catheter that's threaded through the cervix and the uterine cavity. ... read more »

Conization of the Cervix

What is the impact of conization of the cervix on fertility? ... read more »

How Pregnant Am I When…?

There are milestones throughout a pregnancy. Some are physically noticeable and others happen and pregnant women have no idea they occurred. How pregnant am I? ... read more »

What to Expect From Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

As the end of the pregnancy approaches, pelvic pain is often a signal of the start of labor. Labor pelvic pain is associated with pressure on the pelvis or the feeling that baby is getting heavier. ... read more »

Why Does Implantation Bleeding Happen?

If a fertilized egg implants in the uterus, implantation bleeding may show up, but why does implantation bleeding happen? ... read more »

Mucus Plug and the Bloody Show

A "bloody show" occurs when the cervix dilates in preparation for labor, and the cervical mucus plug loosens and washes out of the body, resulting in a "bloody show". ... read more »

Cervical Mucus Changes

Cervical mucus changes are common throughout the natural menstrual cycle that women experience each month. ... read more »

Pelvic Pressure In Pregnancy: Causes And Treatment

Your baby's growth is consistent over the 40 weeks of pregnancy, but you may not notice any pelvic discomfort or pressure until well into the third trimester. ... 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 blood show will be present as well. ... read more »

Second Stage of Active Labor

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

Does Sex During Pregnancy Cause Labor?

Sex is often one of the first tactics pregnant moms will use to bring about the start of birth. ... read more »

Unproductive Labor

When labor starts, mom begins the mental preparation needed to move from pregnancy to motherhood. ... read more »

How is False Labor Different?

False labor can feel much like active labor. Braxton Hicks contractions can begin in the second trimester. These contractions are used to prepare the uterus for actual birth when the time comes. ... read more »

Labor Induction: What You Need to Know

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 »

Infertility and Donor Insemination

A woman may choose donor insemination for a number of reasons. The donor insemination process is a rather short one once a woman has chosen a donor. Upon doing so, the sperm from the donor is placed by a doctor into her cervix, uterus or fallopian tubes. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Vaginal Progesterone Reduces Risk of Preterm Birth

The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) has released a study with global implications. According to the report, use of vaginal progesterone cream in pregnancies where women have a short cervix could reduce the risk of preterm birth more than 40%. ... read more »

What is Colposcopy and Why is it Used?

A colposcopy procedure is performed by your healthcare provider as a tool to evaluate your cervix, vagina and/or vulva for abnormal findings. ... 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 Cancer Symptoms

Cervical cancer in the early stages is often asymptomatic. ... 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 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 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 »

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