Those who chart Cervical Position – does it ever feel closed?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2311 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have been charting it since the beginning of my cycle this month. (I should have ovulated yesteday or day before at abt 18 days). But for the life of me, I can’t tell if the bloody thing is open or closed! And half the time I can’t reach it even when I am squatting! 

I find this to be the most confusing of all signs. 

Post # 4
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

When I was charting CP closed definitely felt like a line (which would slowly go from a frown to circle as it opened- my DR once commented on it). I have heard that women that have previously had children may feel a bigger opening though.


Post # 5
3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Gosh, I can’t even get charting my CM down – I have NO CLUE what my cervix even feels like, let alone when it’s open or closed. I know this is an unhelpful post, but I just wanted to congratulate you on knowing what your cervix feels like to begin with. 

Post # 9
3213 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

@IAmTheShadow: Mine would feel distinctly open or closed for me. Closed was tiny like the head of a pearl-head needle or smaller while open was like the tip of my pinky. I’m curious to see how it changes once baby’s here.

Post # 10
3156 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@IAmTheShadow:  Haha I agree.  I’ve been trying to chart it, but part of me keeps thinking it’s up there for a reason…

Post # 11
2486 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m like you- I understand high/low for sure, that one’s easy! The firm/soft is somewhat apparent, too. But open/closed? I have no idea! Haha

Post # 12
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

Yes. But it’s more that I can tell when it’s MORE OPEN than when it’s closed. You’ll always be able to feel the “os” (opening) even when the cervix isn’t open, but you should notice a softening of the tissue (it will feel more like the inside of your cheek versus the tip of your nose) and a larger dip or hole in the center, which is the os. If you put your fingertip into the os, it should be larger when your cervix is open, but it might be subtle depending on the person.

Post # 13
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@IAmTheShadow:  I can tell when it’s soft but I can never tell when it’s closed.

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