Cervical Position: What It Tells You About Your Fertility

on Oct 17, 2012

by Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

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Checking the position of your cervix yourself will help you determine whether you are ovulating, as well as monitoring other bodily signs like cervical mucus.

Checking the position of your cervix yourself is a very useful method of determining your fertility status. Knowing exactly the time of ovulation is of utmost importance so as to enhance the chances of conceiving. Therefore, palpating your cervix, in addition to assessing your cervical mucous, can show you the optimum time of trying to conceive. The ultimate purpose is to find out, just in time, when ovulation starts, in order for you to be prepared to act accordingly and accurately. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

The procedure takes only a few minutes, and it is better if you check your cervical position at the same time each day and having the same body position. Simply follow an upward motion patiently and the cervix will be felt as a round dimple. It would be inaccurate to try to determine your cervical position after intercourse, because your cervix follows your level of arousal. The 3 most important features regarding your cervical position and fertility include the following.

During ovulation

Your cervix will feel the highest, extremely open and will have a soft and wet texture during ovulation. Since its position is the highest, you can have some difficulties in reaching it. This is a telltale sign that your ovulation is near. This high cervical position also accompanies the most fertile cervical mucous. As far as your fertility is concerned, this cervical position is baby-friendly, and your chances of conceiving are at a maximum. Women who have given birth before might feel their cervix quite open at all times; nevertheless, they can rely on the height and soft texture of their cervix for accurate assessments of the time of ovulation.

After your period

After the period, your cervix will feel firmer, closed, and, due to its lower position, you will be able to reach it quite easily. It may take a few menstrual periods to understand for yourself the exact changes your cervix goes through. Be patient and then you will be able to figure out your cervical position monthly.

After ovulation

After ovulation, your cervix will lower its position and will resume its firmer texture. Trying to conceive when your cervix feels low, firm and closed is fruitless, because you are not ovulating and therefore you are not fertile at this moment. If you are worried about forgetting your cervical position, you can use a fertility chart, just to be on the safe side.

It is important to learn to trust your assessments of your body changes and, when you recognize your cervical status as high, soft and open, be ready to act.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.

  • teri_rose01

    Hello i.v been trying now for over 3 years and still can.t get pregnant what shall i do

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  • Pleasehelppp

    If you do not ovulate or rarely do not sure witch will furtilty drugs work 

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  • crystalredd

    i started fertibella 01/24/12 and had my period da 31st of jan in dec before fertibella i had it the 7th my periods are very irregular usually a diff date every month. Nw its feb 18th and my period is on i thought fertibella was suppose to regulate my period so my period is irregular still and im still not pregnant… What can you tell me

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  • Monica Scott, RN

    FertiBella is specifically designed to stimulate ovulation by regulating hormones and normalizing your cycle. In addition to boosting progesterone levels in the pituitary gland and lengthening your luteal phase, FertiBella is virtually unmatched in placing the cervix into a higher, softer, and more open hyper fertile state during ovulation, to maximize your chances of getting pregnant quick & easy. But while many people see results with ConceiveEasy® in the very first month, each individual’s reproductive cycles are unique. You can boost your chances of getting pregnant faster by having a preconception visit with your doctor to have your overall health checked to ensure that there is nothing that can hinder your chances of getting pregnant.

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  • Maureen Stephens, RN

    If you are uncertain of any fertility drugs, it would be best to talk with your doctor to find out out the best prescription for you.

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  • Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

    You should try to discuss it with your ObGyn to determine what prevents you from conceiving, since you have been trying for 3 years already. To generally improve your likelihood of conception, you must avoid stress, eat well and take fertility treatments.

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  • Kelli

    I have Norplant in my arm but I have had it in for 14 yrs now will this prevent me getting pregnant?
    We have been trying for two weeks now and I have been feeling off lately does this mean I am pregnant?

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  • a_cinthia

    So I was in the nuva ring for 3 months. my last one was April 15 witch was the day it had to come out. I got my period on April 8th thought, I did not put another nuva ring in since I am TTC. my period after April 8th I was late on my period for a few week witch I thought I was pregnant but it turns out my period was just late and didn’t get it until May 25th. It lasted till May 29th, it went a way and then it came back on June 6th not even 2 weeks passed by and it lasted till June 11th. I’m a bit confused if it could be implantation bleeding the second period or if it could just be dude to be getting of the nuva ring and my hormones are a little crazy. I have tried to feel my cervix right after May 29th and it was low and I felt it as well on June 11th and its hight I don’t understand. please someone help me figure this out.

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