Position of Your Cervix in Early Pregnancy

on Feb 10, 2013

by Alyssia Granger

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Position of Your Cervix in Early Pregnancy

The position and texture of the cervix can be an alternative way for a woman to tell whether or not she is ovulating or whether she is pregnant.

The cervix during ovulation

For many women, the position of the cervix is an important sign of what is going on in a woman’s cycle. Many women use the position of their cervix to help give them clues about what portion of their cycle they are experiencing. As a woman approaches ovulation, her cervix will become soft. It is often positioned higher in a woman’s body during this time, and may feel wet and open. After a woman ovulates, her cervix closes, lowers in the body, and feels firm and dry. The position and texture of the cervix can be an alternative way for a woman to tell whether or not she is ovulating. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

The cervix during pregnancy

Women who use the position of the cervix to determine whether or not they are ovulating may wonder if they can also use the position or texture of the cervix to tell if they are pregnant before a pregnancy test can tell them. This is sometimes true, but not always. The cervix does change during the early days of pregnancy, but not at the same time for every woman. Some women might see the change in their cervix right away, and other women might not see the change for a very long time. When pregnancy occurs, the cervix rises up and becomes softer. However, there is no way to tell when this will happen in any particular case. Sometimes, it happens within days of conception, but other times, it might not happen well into the first month of pregnancy. It is not a reliable indicator of pregnancy, so women should be advised not to use this as their only means of determining whether or not they are pregnant.

Don’t count on it

Women should use caution when using the position and texture of their cervix to determine whether or not they are pregnant. The position of the cervix alone is not a reliable way to tell if a woman is pregnant. If a woman thinks that she might be pregnant, she should wait until she is able to take a home pregnancy test. If she is unable to wait that long, a woman can also visit her doctor’s office to have a blood pregnancy test done. Blood pregnancy tests are often able to detect pregnancy earlier than home pregnancy tests. As you can see, while the position of the cervix does change during pregnancy, it is not a reliable indicator of a pregnancy.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

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  • Jazzy

    I went to the ER this morning because I started bleeding the night before but no heavy bleeding or cramps, but then this morning at the ER I started spotting but now it stopped and i only seen blood when I whip, could I be having a miscarriage? My period was suppose to come on the 18th of July 2014 but it didn’t so I took a test on the 21 of July 2014 it said I’m pregnant.

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  • rosey

    Me and my boyfriend had sex on last month i dont exactly remember the date we had used condom .but in this month i did not get periods the due was on 15th so i am tensed abut getting pregnent
    Bt i dont have any morning sickness or any thing i m just fine but still i m scared. Can you tell me what should i do know

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  • Bekah

    Ok so I’m 11 or 12 dpo today n I’ve noticed cramping in lower tummy n I also niced tons creamy white discharge some times can be stretchy been peeing a lot n I have blue n purple veins in my boobies n my blue in my nipples is this normal before period or am I pregnant

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  • Bekah

    And also checked my cervix it is high soft n closed and has been high for three days now temp was down this morning now back up

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  • lele

    My last period was the 8th -14th I’ve had sex with my husband on the 16,19,21,23 days of august… I downloaded a app that said I was ovulating then… I have a week to wait tell my next estimated period is it to soon to take a test?? My boobs hurt I have cramping her and there and nausea am I possibly pregnant? This will be baby number 4..

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