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August 2nd, 2009, 01:13 PM
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I decided to write up a post on finding your cervix because a lot of gals have a hard time finding it. I am going to explain how I find my cervix. I get in a semi squatting position similar to what I do when I insert a tampon. You can also put one foot on the toilet or rim of your bath tub. Make sure your hands are washed first and then reach inside your vagina to try to find your cervix. Take your time and feel around. If you have to do this a few times, no big deal. It is a good idea to try to find it for the first time right after AF has ended because when you are about to ovulate it can be very hard and darn near impossible to find because it moves up so high.

Here is a great link with a really good picture of your anatomy. Learning How to Use a Speculum

See the vaginal canal and cervical os. You can see there is some space on both sides of your cervical os. You can actually reach past your cervix and feel around on both sides of it. The first time I checked for my cervix I reached right past it and it hurt. So take your time and feel around all over the inside of your vagina until you feel something fleshy with a little hole in it. If you look at the picture of a cervix (link here) it feels just like this. I have a hard time explaining what it feels like but it feels like a little protrusion with a little hole in it. The lady on Sister Zeus describes it as feeling like a penis (it kind of does but not exactly).

When I am not fertile my cervix is really low and if I start trying to reach too far I reach right past it. Take your time and keep practicing. Feel around inside and explore until you find it. Your vagina only goes so far so if you keep feeling around you will run into it.
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August 2nd, 2009, 02:10 PM
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Thank you so much, Patty! This helped a lot! I just wanted to say that I found the best place/position for me was to lie back on the bed, propped up with pillows. This allowed the rest of my body to relax a bit more and I was able to take my time in finding what I was looking for.
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Thanks Patty! I usually feel for my cervix when I am on the toliet, its just the easiest position for me.
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August 2nd, 2009, 02:20 PM
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You are welcome and I hope you gals will continue to add your tips to this thread to help other ladies. What works for one person might not be the best for someone else. I think the best thing to do is to try to relax and take your time.
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August 4th, 2009, 06:31 PM
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Will see if DH wants to try - LOL - This article helps a lot!! Thanks

I am having a difficult time with the cervix part of fertility monitoring. I am blaming my fingers for being short.
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Thank you for this. I am almost 32 and never knew how to find it or anything. I have, what is called Uterus Didelphys and I have 2 cervix and a vaginal septum. Go Me! I tried one other time to find them and couldn't. After reading this I went back and tried again and Woo Hoo I found it.
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September 8th, 2009, 05:04 AM
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Thank you for this. I am almost 32 and never knew how to find it or anything. I have, what is called Uterus Didelphys and I have 2 cervix and a vaginal septum. Go Me! I tried one other time to find them and couldn't. After reading this I went back and tried again and Woo Hoo I found it.
That makes me feel great. I know I had a hard time finding my cervix the first few times but not it is so easy. I think having 2 cervix would make it more challenging too. Glad you were able to figure this out.
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September 21st, 2009, 11:41 AM
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thanx this helped a lot. i never really understood how i was suppose to monitor my cervix. much appreciated topic...
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Thanks a ton ! i'm gonna try and i hope i find that sucker !
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