I thought that the cervical opening is supposed to close when I’m infertile. Mine seems to stay open all the time.
If you have given birth vaginally before, you’ll probably find that the entrance to your cervix (cervical os) never fully closes. In addition, you may notice that the opening feels more like a horizontal slit, rather than the circular dimple that is normally felt by women who haven’t given birth.
You may be able to detect slight changes in the cervical opening as your fertility status changes but if you can’t, don’t worry. Just pay attention to the height and texture of the cervix.
For more detailed information on cervical palpation, check out the ‘Cervical Palpation Cue Card’ in the Additional Resources section of your Program.