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cervix changes before labour? UKnowThatGirl Due April 6; United States 127 posts
25th Mar '12

only serious answers from those knowledgeable of cervix positions & changes during pregnancy & labour, tia.



my cervix is normally posterior & very high up to the point i(along with one of my nurses) can not reach it. the past few days it feels like baby is engaging, along with random contractions, so i decided to check my cervix & see if anything is going on. it's now anterior & low, very easily reached,and starting to soften. no dilation as of yet.



my question is when your cervix drops/becomes anterior/softens is this an indication of labour soon? if you checked or was told when your cervix did this how long after it did this did labour begin?



oh & before i get a lot of replies saying i should not be checking myself; i have always checked my cervix from ttc through pregnancies(this being my 3rd child). my midwife suggested it & said it was perfectly okay as long as my water hasn't broke(because then the risk of infection increase). i always take precautions & make sure to sterilize my hands first as well.

mommybrown86 Due July 3; 4 kids; Webb City, Missouri 247 posts
25th Mar '12
Quoting UKnowThatGirl:" only serious answers from those knowledgeable of cervix positions & changes during pregnancy & ... [snip!] ... then the risk of infection increase). i always take precautions & make sure to sterilize my hands first as well."


It means . your body is prepping for labor. Doesn't necessarily mean it will be soon. Though mine always comes very soon after it starts softening.

Cass Clutter Due January 22; 4 kids; California 81 posts
25th Mar '12

With all of my pregnancies I started having cervix changes around 37 weeks. But I never went into labor on my own. And I went way over due with all of them too. I was even dilated 2 cm with my second child at 38 weeks and still didn't go into labor at all. All cervix changes mean is that your body is preparing for labor, not the it will happen instantaneously.