Did you know that in the fertile period, the uterus adapts to receive sperm and then provide fertilization? Yea! Our body is intelligent in all physiological aspects. The cervix is an extension of the uterus that has a small orifice. We can say that the cervix is the extension of the uterus, only more finely tuned. At the end of the cervix there is a small crack, where all the external fluids enter and mainly leave the uterus. A good example of this outflow is, of course, menstruation. However, the open cervix is not a rule or a constant during the cycle.
This is because the remainder of the menstrual cycle, the uterus is closed , that is, covered by a kind of thick mucus, called a mucous plug that is expelled very close to certain periods of the cycle. There are two situations in the cycle where the cervix is open for some time beyond labor, of course. Are they:
- Menstruation : to facilitate the exit of the blood accumulated in the endometrium (live blood or clots).
- Fertile period: to facilitate entry of two sperm.
The entrance to the cervix has the appearance of dimples, which, when closed, become narrower with a kind of folds around them. When opened, it gets bigger and smoother. In the fertile period, the cervix is open for about 3 to 7 days. All of this is due to the increase in LH present in the body at this time of the cycle. So, we can say that YES, the open cervix is a sign of ovulation , of the fertile period , but it can also be a sign that menstruation is on the way. The big difference between them is the stage of the cycle in which they happen. When in the middle of the cycle, a sign of fertile period, when at the end of the cycle, a sign of menstruation.
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Even if the sperm is microscopic , it will be able to pass even if the cervix is closed, but when opened, it would facilitate 100% the effort made by the tiny cell to overcome the cervical barrier. So if you are in the fertile period even with the cervix closed (it is possible to happen), you are susceptible to becoming pregnant.
Is it possible to identify the open cervix?
To identify the opening of the cervix you need to know and recognize your body. Women who frequently explore the intimate region can more easily identify these changes in the cervix, when open or closed. There are several techniques, but if applied, they require a lot of discipline since they are liable to take diseases to the organ if done improperly.
A small scratch with the nail and that’s it, you can trigger an inflammatory process. It is possible to check at home, with clean surgical gloves. Squatting in a squatting position, insert two fingers until you reach the cervix. It is also possible to view the cervix with a mirror, speculum, flashlights and a lubricating gel. This process is simple but it also requires some care to perform.
It is also possible to check through the clinical examination in an office. This is the most appropriate way, by the way. A trained professional can check whether the cervix is open or closed and thus determine whether the woman is fertile or not. An ultrasound is also possible to check the open cervix, but this technique is not the most frequent for this diagnosis only for those who want to become pregnant, as it requires the patient to undergo a transvaginal examination. Even more recommended is the clinical touch technique.
Take good care of your body, remember that it is your most precious asset and risking your intimate health is not a good idea, especially when you are already pregnant. Touch can cause abortion if done indiscriminately ok? Good luck!
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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.