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Cramping and Cervical Changes

I am TTC baby #2 and on my 3rd month.  I am 7 DPO and I have had occasional cramping off and on during my 2ww.  The past couple of days I am cramping only in the morning and it's any time I get out of bed (during the night or first thing in the morning).  Is this normal?  Has anyone else ever done this before?

Also, I usually only check my cervix around my ovulation time to see if it is soft and open.  Well, I decided to check it last night and it is still very soft and open (AF due May 6th).  Is it supposed to be closed already at this point?  Does this mean I am not pregnant?

Thanks so much for all your help-

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287246 tn?1318570063
Gosh, I wish I knew the answer to your question.  But, I really don't.  I chart my temps, but don't really check my cervix.  Have you tried googling this topic to see what it comes up with?
305005 tn?1358728290
how often do you check your cervix? For women who track their cervical position in order to determine fertility, many wonder if there correlation between the position of the cervix and early pregnancy.

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a simple answer for all women. The position of the cervix during pregnancy does change but not at the same time in all women.

After ovulation, your cervix will drop lower in your vagina and feel firm, like the tip of your nose. During pregnancy, the cervix will rise a bit and become softer, but the timing of this happening will vary from woman to woman. For some, this will happen shortly before their period is due, but for other, this will not happen until quite a while after their pregnancy has been confirmed.

Due to this variation between women, checking the position of your cervix to determine pregnancy is not a reliable indication of whether or not your are pregnant. More reliable ways to find out if you are pregnant is take a sensitive home pregnancy test or by visiting your doctor for a pregnancy blood test. good luck!!

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