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1 cm, cervix long and soft...... Bloomer770 2 kids; Iowa 19 posts
Apr 27th '08

I was just wondering if someone can give me a little info on what it means when the doc says that the cervix is long and soft? He didn't mention any effacement and said I prob wont go into labor anytime this week. It's so nerve-racking! Thanks!!!

Ashley(MPR) 3 kids; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho 6197 posts
Apr 28th '08
Quoting Bloomer770:
Bloomer770 2 kids; Iowa 19 posts
Apr 28th '08
Quoting AshleyLyn:
Sharonblueyes{EBFB} 3 kids; Sequim, Washington 23124 posts
Apr 28th '08

An "unripe" cervix is firm feeling, like the tip of your nose... when it gets ready to dilate and efface, it softens, making that possible. As the baby's head puts pressure on the soft cervix, it is able to thin out and begin to open in preparation for labor. So if your cervix, is soft, it just means that is it getting closer to opening! :)

Bloomer770 2 kids; Iowa 19 posts
Apr 28th '08
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