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Can you feel cervix dilating?

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harleysmammy Mon 03-Apr-17 13:01:58

I've just seen my consultant and she didn't give me much of an answer so I'm coming here instead. I have polyhydramnios and a big baby so I do have extra weight which makes my hips hurt more and I know that's the reason but the past 2 weeks at least I have been feeling sharp shooting/shocking pains like inside the vagina (sorry) kinda on my cervix and sometimes it goes up the front of my bikini line but definitely not in my belly. I was having contractions a few weeks ago that showed up on the monitor and they were quite frequent but they put it down to irritable uterus. It happened a good few times when I was on the monitor for a couple days so I was wondering if they've started to make me dilate? I'm 36 weeks and have been told I'm so low and because of the fluid and big baby I might not go to my due date, so I just want to know really if it's the start of anything??

calimommy Tue 04-Apr-17 03:20:12

With my second I knew I was dilating at 35 weeks, I was about 2-3, I had an achy sensation in my cervix. I was 37+5 when I had baby. I was the same with my first (about 2 cm from 36 onwards) and I was induced at 39 weeks for baby-reasons.

GreenGoblin0 Tue 04-Apr-17 08:13:30

shooting pains are normal and not related to cervix dilating IME.

SockQueen Tue 04-Apr-17 10:31:45

I had "fanny daggers" as another thread on here affectionately nicknamed them, from about 35 weeks. DS didn't put in an appearance till 42!

Funnyonion17 Tue 04-Apr-17 10:38:19

It's cramps and contractions that dilate the cervix not shooting pains. So the irritable uterus cramps may have a bit. Mines currently at 2cm ish at 33 weeks, had terrible irritable uterus.

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