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what does dialation and cervix ripening feel like? Christa Tapscott 1 child; Alabama 154 posts
14th Oct '11

Okay ladies. what does dialtion and cervix ripening feel like?

MarissaPayne 2 kids; British Columbia 9949 posts
14th Oct '11

I have no freakin clue. lol

JocelynJOJO Due November 29; 32 kids; Honolulu, Hawaii 747 posts
14th Oct '11
Quoting Christa Tapscott:" Okay ladies. what does dialtion and cervix ripening feel like?"


not sure if you can FEEL your cervix dilating...but in order for it to do so you need strong enough contractions...

Brightside 2 kids; Bald Knob, Arkansas 58130 posts
14th Oct '11

you cant feel it

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
14th Oct '11

Never felt my cervix dilating....all I know is after I while I felt like I needed a pillow inbetween my legs. lol

Incognito Ninja Due October 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; That one city, IN, United States 20881 posts
14th Oct '11

It feels like...nothing. You can't feel yourself dilate.

JocelynJOJO Due November 29; 32 kids; Honolulu, Hawaii 747 posts
14th Oct '11

well you'll know if you're really dilated if it feels like your vagina is going to fall out...or if you feel like you need to poo because of pressure. but by then you'll be pretty much in pain so you'll know you're in labor a while before all that.

HisWifeHerMommy 17 kids; Oregon 1399 posts
14th Oct '11

Nothing. Lol at my check up this past Monday my doc told me Im 1 cm dialated and my cervix is very very thin. I had no clue anything was happening down there lol. I just knew i was Hella crampy and tons of pressure in my butt mostly lol i see my doc Monday so we will see what she says then.

My Brain On Drugs TTC since Sep 2013; 33 kids; Elephant Butte, New Mexico 15758 posts
14th Oct '11

would you like to check for yourself? I checked my cervix a few times after I was past my due date.



A ripe cervix feels like pushing your finger into the top of your breast, if your breast were covered with ky jelly. Usually (non-pregnant) the cervix feels like the tip of your nose. So it is very different. Dilation feels like this:



fingertip: 1 cm or so
one finger: 2 cm
wiggling one finger:3 cm
two fingers: 4 cm
slightly spreading/wiggling 2 fingers inside the opening of your cervix: why aren't you feeling contractions, you lucky lady?

NickyBean Due December 19; Idaho 164 posts
14th Oct '11

Yeah pretty much just feels like you are walking around with a bowling ball between your legs!