How is the cervix in pregnancy?

The cervix, or also known as the cervical canal, is part of the female reproductive system and is the one that is totally connected to the vagina. It contains a small passage or hole through which menstruation passes monthly and also where sperm have to pass to reach the eggs. But what about during pregnancy? Is the cervix in pregnancy still open?

Changes in the Cervix in Pregnancy

During pregnancy, there are many changes in the cervix as you will need to be tightly closed to support the weight of the baby that will be developing inside the uterus. For this, the body itself develops a mucus that will serve as a plug to close this passage and if the pregnancy is healthy it will remain tightly closed until the end of the pregnancy where it will begin to change and open in preparation for childbirth , when the loss of the mucous plug occurs. .

Cervical Function

The cervix has the function of protecting the entrance of agents that cause diseases and infections and can present itself in several ways. Ways that can only be detected and evaluated during a consultation with the gynecologist.

Function of the cervix in pregnancy

The cervix in pregnancy, on the other hand, usually presents itself as hard, firm and with the cap tightly closed, protecting the fetal development and preventing its exit. If any changes occur, the pregnant woman may have an abortion, so it is recommended that any strange symptom be sought by the obstetrician.

What is the size of the cervix in pregnancy?

The cervix in pregnancy has a wide range of measures and weight, from one woman to another. But in general it can measure from 6 to 9 centimeters in length and 3 centimeters in depth, which is totally altered in a twin pregnancy , since due to the double weight you will have to support even more weight.

The cervix in twin pregnancies can measure at least 15 centimeters to 28 centimeters and begins to shorten and thin when the baby’s birth is near. During consultations and touch exams , the measurements of the cervix will not be checked , but if it is too soft or too thin and it will indicate the need for rest or if everything is going as it should be.

Cervix in preparation for childbirth

As we have already mentioned above, the cervix in pregnancy must be hard, thick and closed in order to support the weight and prevent the baby from leaving until it is ready for birth. However, with the arrival of the third trimester, the cervix begins to thin in preparation for childbirth. During touch exams it is possible for the obstetrician to check its thickness and have an estimate if delivery is approaching.

Thinning of the cervix

The thinning of the cervix does not have a rule, each body reacts in its own way and in each pregnancy it is in its own way. Some women even spend 1 month with the thinnest cervix and already having a dilation of 1.2 or 3 fingers, and these must be accompanied by their obstetricians since the very common training contractions in the final stretch can accelerate even more the dilation.

It is possible to check the proximity of labor by thinning the cervix, the thinner the closer the delivery is. Therefore, even if you have 3 dilation fingers, and without any thinning of the cervix, it is still possible that the delivery takes a few hours or even days , if there are no signs of labor such as contractions for example.

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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