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Hey Ladies! Question about the Cervix!! Rachel Pointer 1 child; 1 angel baby; Roseville, MI, United States 34 posts
2nd Aug '13

So this might be a dumb question but this is my first child so I have no clue :-p But I was wondering how soon can your cervix open after it has been checked? I had a doctors appointment early this morning and my cervix was closed but I was wondering if it is possible for it to open by tonight or this weekend? I am not trying to rush things along because I am only 34.5 weeks along but I am just curious :) Thanks ladies!!

Kait. 3 kids; Iowa 2345 posts
2nd Aug '13

Being checked won't open your cervix.

A, E & W's mommy Due October 21; Bulgaria 15280 posts
2nd Aug '13

It's possible, I went from 0-3 in 5 minutes, but it is unlikely.

Kait. 3 kids; Iowa 2345 posts
2nd Aug '13

I mean, yes, it is possible for your cervix to open quickly - but, being checked isn't going to magically open it. I went from 1 to 8 in about an hour. From one hospital to the NICU hospital they were transferring me to I dilated that much.

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
2nd Aug '13

It varies so much that cervical checks don't even tell you anything useful. You can take days to dilate, or minutes. Being a primip, you'll likely stay closed until prodromal labor, and that will likely last a while. But everyone's so different, you really never know.

Rachel Pointer 1 child; 1 angel baby; Roseville, MI, United States 34 posts
2nd Aug '13
Quoting Kait.:" Being checked won't open your cervix. "


Oh I know that! I wasn't asking if it would I just didn't know if it was possible that they checked me and later tonight it could open but NOT open because of being checked!!
Rachel Pointer 1 child; 1 angel baby; Roseville, MI, United States 34 posts
2nd Aug '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" It's possible, I went from 0-3 in 5 minutes, but it is unlikely."


Ok thank you :) I just was curious!! :)

Rachel Pointer 1 child; 1 angel baby; Roseville, MI, United States 34 posts
2nd Aug '13
Quoting Kait.:" I mean, yes, it is possible for your cervix to open quickly - but, being checked isn't going to magically ... [snip!] ... I went from 1 to 8 in about an hour. From one hospital to the NICU hospital they were transferring me to I dilated that much. "


Oh wow that's crazy! Well thank you for your reply! I was just curious if it was possible for anything to happen tonight but obv. NOT from being checked! I know that has nothing to do with opening it! :)

Rachel Pointer 1 child; 1 angel baby; Roseville, MI, United States 34 posts
2nd Aug '13
Quoting Cat Abbott:" It varies so much that cervical checks don't even tell you anything useful. You can take days to dilate, ... [snip!] ... stay closed until prodromal labor, and that will likely last a while. But everyone's so different, you really never know."


Thank you so much for your reply! I know everyone and every baby is different and when he wants to come out he will :) I can't wait for that moment! I just didn't know to be aware if it is possible to have it open so quickly after they say not opened :)

A, E & W's mommy Due October 21; Bulgaria 15280 posts
2nd Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rachel Pointer:</b>" Oh wow that's crazy! Well thank you for your reply! I was just curious if it was possible for anything ... [snip!] ... was possible for anything to happen tonight but obv. NOT from being checked! I know that has nothing to do with opening it! :)"</blockquote>



Under certain circumstances a cervical check can trigger dilation but you'd know if you were a risk for that, things like preterm labor, incompetent cervix, intrauterine bleeding, placenta previa, etc

Rachel Pointer 1 child; 1 angel baby; Roseville, MI, United States 34 posts
2nd Aug '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rachel Pointer:</b>" Oh wow that's crazy! Well thank you for ... [snip!] ... know if you were a risk for that, things like preterm labor, incompetent cervix, intrauterine bleeding, placenta previa, etc"


Well I already have something wrong with my placenta but nothing harmful towards the baby.. and I am prone to have preterm labor because of a rare heart condition I have that makes me a high risk pregnancy so that is very good to know! Thank you! :)