My Cervical Charting Mystery!

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Registered: 10-22-2003
My Cervical Charting Mystery!
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 10:13am

I just began charting via FAM. I understand the Basal Body Temp, though I still have yet to master it (especially when I forget to turn off my heating blanket in the night and have almost fever like temps in the morning - whoops). Cervical Mucus is easy enough to figure out since I have always kinda watched that in wonder (now I have names for all of it!). But what I can't figure out is cervical position.

Without a reference to compare, I'm having a hard time figuring out if my cervix is firm, medium, or soft. I read that firm = hard cartilage like the nose; medium = slightly softer; Soft = firm lip texture. Oh yea, that's not confusing, haha.

I was married Sept. 27, 2009 to the man of my dreams!
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Registered: 01-06-2000
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 7:57pm
CP is the hardest of the three signs to determine. For me, the easiest way to figure it out was to just keep feeling! One day it just clicked...oh, so THAT'S what high soft open means! Really, once you've felt the difference, then it's pretty easy to tell. I think, as your cycles progresses, you'll notice the differences.

Have you had a baby before, or are you TTC #1? I found it easier to figure out the opening portion after I'd had a baby...because you're never totally closed anyway, but soft/open really felt soft/open, much more than before I'd had #1.

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Registered: 01-16-2011
Sun, 01-16-2011 - 11:07pm
I tried charting cervical position for 6 months and never got it. My obgyn said even she had a hard time with it and that I was wasting my time with position that cervical fluid was the best ovulation predictor.
Lydia ttc since August 2010