kay i noticed this yesterday and im kinda not sure.....at the time of month when u should be ovulating (or about to), should the cervix be slightly open? as in, u can feel that its not completely closed the way it is all the rest of the time? thanks for the info
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When menstruating, the cervix can be slightly lower, and the os (hole) perhaps feel a bit more open. But I've never heard of the same during ovulation. It's entirely possible, though, and doesn't sound like a problem.
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Yes, the cervix usually is more open around the time of ovulation. It may also feel softer and higher (harder to reach). It will probably be wetter too, because there's more smooth wet cervical fluid. And then when you're least fertile, the cervix will be firmer, lower, and more dry and closed. It does open slightly during menstruation, but usually not as much as around ovulation.
If you get a speculum, a mirror, and a flashlight you can see your cervix! It's pretty cool.
These changes can be used along with others to help figure out when you're fertile.
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