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April 10th, 2007

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10:59 pm - How fast does the cervix firm up and close after ovulation?
Ya'll are making me look like a post whore.. Why is this community so slow? hmm? anyway.. I have YET another question..

My cervix is mushy soft.. (yay)... extremely OPEN (double yay).. but it has been this way for 5 days! (including tonight) I am starting to get anxious as to when my egg will be released.. I had a HUGE temp dip today.. so I am hoping that is a good sign!

here is my question.. How fast does your cervix firm up and close once ovulation happens? Is it immediate? if I ovulate tonight (early morning tomorrow or whatever) by night time tomorrow when I do my nightly cervix checks will it be closed and firm? or does it take a few days to become firm and closed?

AND Just in case you want to take a peek here is [MY CHART] (as I said.. I hope that temp dip that happened today is a GOOD SIGN!)

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Date:April 11th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
My cervix is usually only high, soft and open for ONE day, and then it will start to close up the very next day. I'm ovulating today (I am pretty sure) and my cervix is high open and soft.

I think it depends on each person, but from my experience it goes from MSM the day before ovulation to HSO on ovulation day and then MMM the next day.
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Date:April 11th, 2007 07:03 am (UTC)
I'm still waiting for a sign that my body is fertile again after birth (7mo!). I don't really have much to say about my lack of... anything - no CM, no temp pattern, no cervical change....
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Date:April 11th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
my cervix slowly goes back to closed and firm -- i usually have a day or two post-o where it is medium. but immediately post-o i can tell a difference, the change just isn't "complete."

hope that helps.
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Date:April 11th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
I got positive and peak on the 7th and 8th then by the 9th my cervix was low,medium-firm,and pretty much closed. they say after a vaginal birth you are supposed to have a cervix that is slightly open. Mine always feels like a slit since baby and I had a c-section at the end. I figure maybe its a slit because I did get to ten cm and I did push..just ended with a c-section.I dont know though.

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Date:April 12th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
Mine is a slit, sometimes a bit of an L shape, and I've never been pregnant (until now ::knock on wood::).

For the OP - it can vary, person to person, and cycle to cycle.

I ovulated yesterday, I think around 3:00 PM, I felt something and saw some spotting soon after. (Not normal for me, so I can't be certain of the time, but I know O was yesterday.)

I was kind of freaking this morning because I was still high, soft toward medium, and open but not WIIIIDE open. (Freaking, because I inseminated last night and the night before, and if I hadn't O'ed yesterday, there goes $700.) By 4:00 PM I was at a high, medium but still slightly soft, and getting close to closed.

Now, ten pm, I'm still high, medium, but closed.

I find I tend to stay high for a few days, but I close quickly, though usually quicker than today.
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Date:April 12th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
I'm going to be doing IUI as well. My SO doesnt produce any sperm at all so we're using donor sperm.

good luck!!

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