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How to tell if your cervix is open

During pregnancy the cervix softens, elongates, dilates, lengthens, thins out and go through all types of changes. As a result, women will ask a lot of questions about the cervix especially when they get pregnant. The information below will tell you about the cervix and how to know if it’s open. Before looking at how to tell if your cervix is open, you need to understand what it is. The cervix can be found at the bottom part of your uterus and the top part of your vagina. Throughout different phases of fertility, the cervix might lengthen, harden, soften and shrink. It will open a little during ovulation in order to allow the sperm to swim up and connects with the egg. However, it opens or dilates quite a bit throughout childbirth so that the baby can pass through. How to Tell If Your Cervix Is Open First, you should…

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What is a glandular cervix

The female’s reproductive system includes the cervix, uterus (womb), vulva, ovaries, vagina and fallopian tubes. The cervix has a cylinder shape and is part of the lower uterus which is connected to the vagina. For the purpose of this article, we will look at the glandular cervix and how it relates to cancer. The cervix, also referred to as the uterus neck, has an external surface that will open into the vagina as well as an interior surface that is facing into the uterus. This inner surface is the cervical canal. Now, there are two types of cells covering the cervix: the glandular cells inside the cervical canal and the squamous cells on the outer layer. What is a glandular cervix? How it connects to cancer cells Glandular cells create mucus and develop inside the uterus and cervix opening. Cervical cancer has two main kinds of cancerous cells, the adenocarcinomas…

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Cervix Position Before Ovulation

A woman’s cervix behaves in a certain way before, during, and after ovulation. For a lot of women, observing their cervix is a good way of finding out if they are fertile or not. But in order for this method to be effective, women have to first spot where inside their body the cervix is. The cervix reaches as far back within, positioned next to the vagina. If you try to touch it with your two fingers and felt that it is somewhat soft, that is an indicator that you are fertile. The opening of the cervix will be larger too. However, when you feel it as being closed, hard, and low, that is an indication that you are infertile. The cervix will be hard to the touch and the opening seems to be just a small hole. However, the condition of the cervix before ovulation is high, soft, and…

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Common Cervical Mucus Abnormalities

The cervix plays a very important role in the process of conceiving a child, as it is where the sperm cells stay until they fertilize an egg. And so it follows that abnormalities in the cervical mucus could lead to conception problems for couples. The ideal place for sperms to stay inside the woman’s body to fertilize an egg is the cervix, more particularly in its mucus. Therefore, the condition inside the cervix has to be very favorable for sperm. The mucus must nurture the sperm in every step of the way. The cervical mucus is abnormal if it is not of the right volume and consistency. For one, it has to be abundant and clear. It should be stretchy and elastic but less cellular. It must be just of the right thickness and be a little watery. The pH should be high enough with the strands well aligned together…

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Cervical Factors to Infertility

Infertility is a condition wherein couples can’t conceive a child even after a year of intercourse without the use of any protection. Realize that this is a couple’s problem and not just the issue of one partner. Therefore, it has to be solved by the two individuals involved. One of the reasons why infertility arises is because of the condition of the cervix. For conception to occur, there should be ample mucus in the cervix. Too little or too much of it can affect the fertility rate of a woman. Cervical mucus serves as the nutritional support of the sperms. Through it, they can swim freely inside a woman’s body and live long enough to fertilize an egg cell. The condition of the mucus has to be conducive to the sperm cells – not hostile – for conception to occur. When certain substances become present in the cervical mucus, they…

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When are you most fertile

Want to know when are you most fertile? This is one of the most common questions that women will ask when making plans to start a family. However, this information could also be helpful if you don’t wish to be pregnant. When it comes to determining a woman’s fertility, one must understand the ovulation cycle. This takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle when the ovary releases an egg or ovum. You can get pregnant during this period if a sperm and an egg fuses to create a zygote inside the fallopian tubules and then the zygote moves to the uterus. This process is called fertilization. So, when are you most fertile? The menstrual cycle usually last for 21 to 35 days or 28 days on average. The following information will help you to understand how you can get pregnant during a 28 day cycle: After the first…

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Common Fertility Awareness Methods

Fertility awareness methods are used by women to determine the most fertile or infertile days in their menstrual cycle. These methods can be used to improve your chances of getting pregnant, avoid pregnancy or to monitor your gynecological health. There are common fertility awareness methods that you can use if you need help to get pregnant naturally or if you are looking for alternative methods to the hormonal birth controls. The Most Common Fertility Awareness Methods 1. Charting your menstruation cycle: When it comes to fertility awareness, your first objective is to know your menstrual cycle enough to chart the fertility pattern. Keep track of your cycle for about eight to twelve months to get an estimation of the times when you are most fertile. It’s important to note that the first stage of the menstrual cycle, which is before ovulation, can change monthly and will be different for every…

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Changes in Cervical Mucus after Implantation

Every woman should know their cycle if they want to conceive or get a better understanding of issues related to fertility. Have you been trying to get pregnant without success? If yes, you should take some time to really appreciate what is happening to your body each month. Once you know what is going on at every stage, meaning from week one to four, then it will be easier for you to interpret the signs during your ovulation cycle. In this article, we look at some of the changes in cervical mucus after implantation. Cervical mucus or cervical fluid provides the best tool for you to predict the changes that your body will go through during different stages of your cycle. If you are always aware of the different types of cervical fluid, this can increase your chances of implantation and fertilization. Some women will have egg white or fertile…

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How to increase cervical mucus after the age of 35

These days, it’s no longer impossible for women to get pregnant after age 35. Although the quantity and quality of a woman’s reproductive egg will reduce significantly after this age, there are still ways that they can get pregnant. If you are in this age group and you are trying to have a baby, it might take one to two years for you to conceive. At this time in your life this might seem like a very long time, but you could improve your chances by tracking your cycles, staying positive and maximizing your fertile days. Read on to find out how to increase cervical mucus after the age of 35. Before going further, you should understand the importance of cervical mucus. Depending on a woman’s menstrual cycle, the cervix will produce different types of cervical fluid or mucus. After menstruation, your cervix will produce a thick, acidic infertile fluid…

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Cervical Mucus Throughout Cycle

Did you know that cervical mucus is related to your ovulation cycle? Through the cervical mucus monitoring test, mucus changes are to be monitored to determine when ovulation occurs. You will discover that your mucus changes in texture and increases in volume as your cycle progresses. You can determine the stage of your cycle by the changes in the mucus secreted from your cervix. Hormonal fluctuations cause the changes in the consistency of your cervical mucus. When the mucus is like raw egg whites (clear, slippery and stretchy) then you are fertile or ovulating. To help you know the time of your ovulation and increase your chances of pregnancy, you should examine the changes in your cervical mucus. There are ways to collect your cervical mucus sample such as using a toilet paper, wipe your vagina’s entrance and from there examine the mucus collected; you could insert your finger into…