Cervix Photo Galleries

Take a Peek!

Each gallery showcases a series of photos of different women’s cervices. There are no external genitalia visible in any of the photos, but they are all taken by using a speculum to open the vagina to view the cervix.  Please view at your discretion.

Please browse the galleries by clicking the images below.  They are organized by category and an * indicates women who have given birth vaginally.

All images are copyrighted, so please contact me before reproducing them.

Complete Cycles


Age 25
Entire cycle

Age 25
Entire cycle, IUD

ash-day2wv
Age 24

Most of cycle 

age 30*-entire cyc- day 20Age 30*
23 Day cycle

 

 

 
       

 

Procedures


Age 25*
Pap Smear

Cervix After Abortion
*

Colposcopy
LLETZ/LEEP


Radical Hysterectomy
 

Age 23
Colposcopies – Pre & Post LEEP

       

Conception and Pregnancy


Age 25
Pre and Post Coitus

age 30 -PREG_20w6dAge 30*
Pre-pregnancy, During Pregnancy, and Postpartum



Age 23*
3rd Pregnancy


Age 23*
4th Pregnancy

Age 25*
Pregnant & Ectropian


Age 28*
2nd Pregnancy


Age 25*
6 Weeks Postpartum


Age 25
Pregnancy & Postpartum

Age 34
TTC and Pregnant


Age 35*
IVF Conception
 
   

Various days throughout Cycle

age30*-day1Age 30*
Various Days

Age 26
Day 2

Age 29*
Day 16

Age 33*
Day 4

Age 35*
Days 14, 16, 19, 23

Age 62*
Post Menopausal
Age 30
Days 25, 30, 34, 35, 37
Age 26
Days 24 and 25

Age 22*
Day 13

Age 27*
Day 22

Age 45*
Day 16, 19
Age 32
Day 13

Age 29
Day 2

Age 27*
Day 3

Age 24
Day 22

Age 23
Day 26

Age 26
Day 13

Age 21
Day 4

Age 24
Days 18, 22, & 29

Age 22
Days 18 & 19

age 37, day 8Age 37*
Day 8

 

age 27, day 10-wvAge 27*
Days 8-18 

age 57, postmenopausalwvAge 57*
Post Menopausal

 age 22, 15 month pp, 405 day pp, wvAge 22*
15 months postpartum
1st ovulation

age 21- day 14wvAge 21
Day 14

 


Age 20
Day 7
 

   

 

 Variations of Normal & Abnormalities


Age 26*
Torn Cervix

Age 25*
Pregnant & Ectropian

Age 29
Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical Polyp*
       

 Nabothian Cyst

PCOS

Age 25
Ectropian Day 11

Age 24
PCOS and TTC

Age 23*
Torn Cervix

Age 28*
Post Polypectomy

age 26 - cd 39Age 26*
Trichomoniasis & Long Cycle 

 

 Please check back regularly as I post photos of more women’s cervices as volunteers send them in.


196 thoughts on “Cervix Photo Galleries

  1. i think this site is amazing! its amazing that we grow up not really being taught or edged towards taking notice of our bodies. things like this should be taught in science at later stages of school!

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    Pezidesi Reply:

    I’m in full agreement. I took a “natural birth control” class when I was about 21 (now 32) and remember thinking “WTF! I should have been taught this during sex ed in the 4th grade, and reminded every year after that.” Knowing more about my own body would have been much more helpful than talking about the penis of my fourth grade classmates.

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  3. Okay so im on mu period and in the past have bit twp tampons in idk if i was drunk or what but now i randomly check well i felt a bump on my cervix like a pea size and while i was feeling it it popped!! Ive never been to a gyno i know i need to go but i probably wont i spend enoug h on drs already and ive never been preggo any ideas what it was?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Possibly a nabothian cyst…?
    See ehre:
    http://www.beautifulcervix.com/nabothian-cyst/

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  4. Would or have you ever posted a photo gallery of a woman in labor? Obviously it would be hard to get a woman to be still to take those pictures (unless she had an epidural, I guess). I’d like to see what that looks like.

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    Amanda Reply:

    I agree…that would be fascinating. Wish I had the tools to take. The pictures and I would send them in.

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  5. wow, this is so interesting, to be able to see the inside of our selves as woman. wow, there’s a lot that we don’t know. i loved it.

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  7. HELP?? I’m not pregnant but had a termination about 2 months ago.. I started bleeding Really bad 2niggts ago and was rushed to hospital due to losing so much blood.. The doc checked me over and said I was fine and my cervix was open slightly but that was prob normal due to me having 4 kids and there for I didn’t need to see the gyn. I checked my cervix tonight and his right it is open but to
    Me that’s not normal as I check my cervix everytime I bath and it’s always closed.. I am still bleeding heavy ish.. Is this normal? Why is it open?

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    missie Reply:

    sounds like a period to me. sometimes they can be scary heavy.

    and the cervix does open for periods

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  8. I am 40 years old…I have had 2 kids…
    I have been starting to have issues with my cervix lowering…
    I did some physical therapy in 2011, but it still wants to nearly come out…
    I have even seen it sticking out of me in the past few months…
    I am getting concerned that i may need a hysterectomy soon.

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    Sara Reply:

    I’m wondering the out come. I have had a prolapsed wall and have started pelvic pt again. I am peri- menopausal and my periods are crazy heavy. My wall is out and I went to check for a tampon that slipped out and found my cervix dilated and only about 2nd knuckle deep on my pointer finger. What have you decided to do?

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  9. I just had. HSG to see if I had fluid in my tubes. The Dr saw that I did not but that I have the tinest cervix he has ever seen. He wants me to have it dialated to relieve my horrible menstral cramps. What would this procedure entail? Will it stay dialated? What is “normal” dialation? Have you ever heard of this? I do not have cysts, fibroids or anything else. He said that the cervix is so small its hard for my menstral fluid/matter to pass thru causing extreme cramping.

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    missie Reply:

    have you had kids?

    i have a ton of interest in your small cervix diagnosis.

    i think you should see a mifwife for a second opinion. it just feels off to me.

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    Lily Zerkle Reply:

    As a practicing midwife for over 30 I would really encourage you to get two or three opinions and check out Mayan Massage Therapy. Most interventions are very unhelpful, “why get out a bazooka when a slingshot will work better” I know this is a late reply but I just barely stumbled across this website. I love it!

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  10. thank you for this informative site; I am looking for photos/info re post cervicectomy vagina to clarify what constitutes normal appearance and coloration, keeping in mind that I’m now 70. thank you in advance,

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  11. Hello, I think what you’re doing is fascinating. Could you manage to get a picture of a vaginal canal post total-hysterectomy? I had a total hysterectomy and have wondered what it looks like now I don’t have a cervix. Thanks and keep up the great work!

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    Maddie Reply:

    Next time you have your yearly physical (which should still include a pelvic exam even though you don’t need a PAP) bring a hand mirror! I encourage patients to watch at least once.

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  12. I never knew it looked like that. :o you learn something new everyday. Im 16, and they should teach girls my age more about this stuff

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  13. I really really appreciate these photos, it’s been a great learning experience for me.

    However, I have one request: Would you consider posting photos of cervical mucous that is collected on fingers? Most women who check their cervical mucous (while trying to conceive) do so by reaching in with a finger or two and check the consistency by stretching between the fingers. While it is somewhat helpful to see the CM at the cervix, it would be even more useful to see it more clearly on the fingers and to see how much it stretches.

    Love this site, it’s amazing.

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    missie Reply:

    tcoyf book has some

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  14. Hey there! Great pics. Should women get pap smears before or after sex? Thanks

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    missie Reply:

    before. semen or chemicals from a condom could throw off the results.

    also midcycle or fertile time is best as that is when more of it is accessible

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  15. Im 15 and I’ve always been curious about my body, because i started my period young. I am not sexually active… I’ve never had sex before. .When I started “exploring” inside I noticed a stick-like thing maybe an inch back in my vagina. I couldn’t feel myself touching it. I know it’s a part of me but i don’t know what it is. I’ve asked my mum and she said that it’s probably my cervix. Whatever it is, its longer at the bottom than anywhere else. On the very end of it (tward the front) there is like a flattened knob that has two peices and the one on top is… longer? than the one on the bottom. Can someone tell me what it is?

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  17. These pictures are for young women. I am 53. I had a hysterectomy when I was 37 years old, this was done in China. I am Chinese. They removed my uterus, and half of my left ovary. six years ago while visiting my mother in China I had an examination and they burned off some cysts in my vagina which was extremely painful and has psychologically has ruined my sex life, because I am so scared to have this done again. My husband said he thinks that I should not have had the cysts, polyps? removed in the first place, for they are normal? I would like pictures of a normal or abnormal cervix for my age group.

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  18. WOW i just did my very first cervical self-exam in the confort of my home with the help of my sister and a couple of her girlfriends , who had ben doing them a while and wow what a whole new little inner world i discovered, i will admit i was shy at first but had always ben a little courious ,we were just a bunch of girls having a girls get toghther and well we started talking as we do and one thing led to the topic and before we knew it we were showing our bodies to each other wow!!!my sisters friend started it off as she let us take a peek inside of her vagina it was incredible , then my sisters other friend hoped up on the recliner couch and spread em for us to see her cervix too again fasatnting !!!! then my sisters turn come and there she was legs wideopen to her sisters it was intresting !!!!being a first timer i was a anxious and nervious but really wanted this , so i hopped up on the recliner couch and right there in the living room of my own home relaxed my body and spread my legs open wide for my sisters to see my vagina ,i had to relax my body by breathing deep and i was able to take in the spectulm in with a little reposteing one it was all the way in my cervix popped in to view and my sisters were able to see my cervix , then my sister handed me a mirror and i took a peek as she pointed the light in to me , WOW i viewed the inside of my own inner body vagina , cervix and all for a fow minutes as they looked on it was an incredible evening !!!!!we took some pictures will post thim soom thanks!!!!! Crissey

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    crissey Reply:

    Hey everyone its crissey i had my first cervical self-exam experence back in febuary ,with my sisters it was wounderful and liberating to see our bodies, i have started doing monthley exams, and wow what i have learned about myself!the pictures we took of the event did not turn out , we are having another gal get together later this month , hope to share our wonderful experences with yall! thanks ,crissey

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    crissey Reply:

    Hey sisters , i was just brousing the web sites i had posted on , and came across the one i posted about my first time cervical self-exam with the help of my sisters in the privacy of my very own living room during our girls get together , and relized i had posted without doing spell check sorry bout that . LOL, i have now ben doing self-exams regulary , alone and with my sisters when we get toghther , and i have begun to learn what my body is telling me and what her rhythems are and how to follow them , i can finally say that i am LIBERATED !!!!!thanks for the awsom information. Cristina.

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  19. wow, I am 20 and a mother of two and i never knew what it looks like in there. i was told my cervix was to the side but i never understood what that meant. i stumbled upon this site looking for info on ttc my third bubs and am very grateful. brings meaning to so many ttc tips i have seen. thanks :D

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  20. I just went to my gynecologist and they told me that I have an ectopic cervix. I really don’t understand what an ectopic cervix is and they can’t explain it to me further because of the language barrier since I am in vietnam now. I keep on looking for it in the internet but I just couldn’t find any. The results would always go to ectopic pregnancy. Do anybody knows hat an ectopic cervix is or what is the other term for that? ThanksM

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    I’m guessing they said ‘ectropic’ cervix:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cervical_ectropion

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  21. I have just discovered your website and think it is brilliant. I am a yoga teacher who specialises in pre and post natal yoga and find all the internal workings of the body fascinating. I agree with some of the other comments that we should be taught more of this stuff at school. I also have a question, I have always been told that I have a long cervix especially when I have smears, do you know that that actually means?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    You may be able to visualize the cervix like a ‘neck’ of the uterus that extends into the vagina. It just means that your ‘neck’ is longer than most he sees.

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  22. I’ve recently been diagnosed with cervical stenosis found during laproscopy after 2 years of not being able to conceive. I had been checking my cervix prior to the surgery and noted that my cervix never really felt open but thought maybe I wasn’t checking correctly. It would really helpful to see some pictures of cervical stenosis and if possible pictures after manual dialation for the stenosis. Great work, very informative.

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  23. very intresting.but
    Im 15 and I’ve always
    been curious about
    my body, because i
    started my period
    young. I am not
    sexually active… I’ve
    never had sex
    before. .When I
    started “exploring”
    inside I noticed a
    stick-like thing maybe
    an inch back in my
    vagina. I couldn’t feel
    myself touching it. I
    know it’s a part of me
    but i don’t know what
    it is. I’ve asked my
    mum and she said that
    it’s probably my
    cervix. Whatever it
    is, its longer at the
    bottom than anywhere
    else. On the very end
    of it (tward the front)
    there is like a
    flattened knob that
    has two peices and
    the one on top is…
    longer? than the one
    on the bottom. Can
    someone tell me what
    it is?

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  24. Very formative..! Interesting to see all this, they’re all wonderful!! My question is I had a baby naturally 5 years ago, never been on any contraceptive and have been trying ever since my all clear at the 6 week postpartum check up.. & still nothing.. Diagnosed with pcos taking metformin & did clomid with no success.. I’ve had numerous Pap smears as well as a hsg & not once has any doctor told me my cervix is too narrow..! My gyno (who has never seen my cervix) told me this & referred me for surgery.. The only way I could have a narrow cervix would be from endometriosis which he said I didn’t have!! But my gp (who does paps) never said anything was wrong & all is perfect… Is it possible after giving birth for your cervix to narrow??

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  25. I recently went to my gp as I thought I had an abnormal anatomy. I could feel what I thought was a growth and only way I could describe this was like the head of a penis. This really scared me and for yrs I was to embarrassed to go to my gp and ask what was wrong with me. This caused me problems in intimate relationships. As I was scared they might feel this and think I’m a freak. I finally plucked up the courage to go and was told I was feeling my cervix. Apparently most women can’t reach their cervix? And the gp said my cervix is longer than normal. I feel better for finding out that although my cervix is longer than normal that I don’t have a random growth. But I am concerned. Am I more likely to develop cervical cancer because of it? As some1 once told me cervical cancer can be caused by a penis rubbin on the cervix. And clearly if I can reach my cervix with my finger than it is going to be reached when having intercourse .

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    Kelly Reply:

    HPV causes cervical cancer, not a penis “rubbing” on the cervix. A woman may experience some mild discomfort (like a cramp) if the penis “bumps” into her cervix, but all women are different. I don’t believe you are at any higher risk of cancer than anyone else.

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    Rimi Reply:

    Hey Rebecca,
    sorry to hear this has been causing you anxiety. It is actually pretty normal to be able to feel your cervix. It depends a lot on where in the month you are. Mine feels higher or lower at certain times. I used to worry if my partner could feel it, but apparently dicks are sensitive but this doesn’t mean they’re fully able to tell what it is they might be pushing against (depending on how deep they are in the first place!) Maybe you’ve said at one point ‘oh! that’s too deep’ ? Well that ‘too deep’ feeling is the penis against the cervix. Its normal, just sometimes uncomfortable (depending on your sexual preferences I guess). Also, there are no scientific reports indicating an increased likelihood of cervical cancer due to penile contact. You should be fine love

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    raven Reply:

    Rebecca – There are many subtle variations in the human body’s anatomy, much like how each of us has a nose, but they all look a bit different and are placed slightly differently on our faces. Your variation in cervical length is not an anomaly, but a normal variation. Such variations are not associated with risk of cancer.It is well known that cervical cancers are associated with exposure to various types of the HPV virus. The virus can be transmitted during intercourse with an HPV carrier -and well over 50% of the adult population has been exposed to the virus, and thus, can shed the virus during intercourse. Your best strategies for prevention of cervical cancer are to limit your number of sexual partners, and to use condoms with each act of intercourse to reduce chance of exposure to HPV. Females between the ages of 11 and 26 may be candidates for an antiviral medication such as Gardisil, which protects against 3 types of the HPV virus likely to cause cervical cancer. You may want to discuss cervical cancer prevention and screening with your GP or gynecologist,

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  26. Awesome website! I actually didn’t know what exactly the cervix looked like- you can feel it and get a mental picture, but this site helps a lot! I now have such a better understanding of what goes on in there!

    Thank you!!

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  27. help me i m losing much blood in my periods time and I hav lost much blood in 1 month continously plz help me what should I do

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    If you have been bleeding continuously for a month, you need to go see a doctor. Good luck!

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  30. I love your pics. They are so detailed. I only have one request. Is it possible for you to put up a warning or something to help ‘prepare’ people for what they’re about to see? There’s absolutely nothing wrong, but I know there are a lot of squeamish persons who need the advance prep so they won’t be taken by such a surprise.

    Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing more pics. Now I can go to my doc better informed. Thank you so much.

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  31. Does the cervix change quite a bit if you have csections? I realize there will be some changes, however the in my case my cervix has never got to an open stage for birthing.

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  32. My first time viewing pictorials of females was in “Our Bodies, Ourselves” in the ’70′s. But those were drawings. The pointer the book was, we own it, let’s see it.
    I think men know more about our vulvas &interiors than we do because they are our sexual partners, or unfortunately, porn. Very interesting website. I’m 58 and didn’t see any pictures like what I see with a mirror. Do cervixs slide down and forward with age? Still have great sex with no pain, just now have found your site and can ask this question.

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  33. Hello. Awesome pictures. Wow. I had no idea how I looked like on the inside. I’m 33 and have had 3 boys, all vaginally, plus I had to have a D/C done a few years back, so I’m curious as to how it looks like. Irregular periods, frequent UTIs, and no contrception for 3 years yet no pregnancy. Not sure why.
    Am I the only one that thinks that the cervix kinda looks like the head of a penis?
    It just kept on crossing my mind as I was looking at the pictures. I also feel like this should be part of the sex education, it would benefit many of us.
    Thanks so much :)
    Helga.

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  34. I have had a baby only 18 days ago. I finally healed up enough to be able to check myself again and to my surprise my cervix is drastically different. It worries me because it always felt round and smooth not now. Now it feels like one side is bulged out on top like it has a mountain next to the hole. It’s not like a bump or a cyst it really feels like part of it is pushed out from the baby coming out… It isn’t painful. Do you think this is normal? I have a 6 weeks pp check in 2 weeks but I’ve got Pretty high anxiety from the thought that something is wrong so when I came across this site I thought maybe someone could help, maybe someone else has experienced this same problem. Please help I’m worried.

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  35. I had a normal delivery 3weeks ago. I later noticed my cervix is clearly visible from my Virgina. It’s sight scares me. I was told its normal n will go back to its proper place with time. How long will it take b4 it goes back 2it place?
    what can i do to help send it back inside?
    is it safe to have intercourse?
    or can we push it in with the penis?

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  36. wow. stumbled on this site, not sure how. And was amazed at all the info.
    how does one see their own cervix? I cant seem to see “inside”
    Im 42 years old and feel like a dolt even asking these questions. but sure would like to know how to see what you see.
    thanks again for being so open and brave

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Buy a self-exam kit & take a peek:
    http://www.beautifulcervix.com/see-your-own-beautiful-cervix/

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  37. I have found this site so facinating! I am very interested in the realm of obstetrics and gynecology. I have always wondered what a cervix should look like (generally) and I have found this so helpful personally and educationally!
    I appreciate all the time and effort that has gone into this website!

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  38. Thanks a lot for this site. I used to clean my vagina inside and constant felt something strange specially after menstruation, recently, all of a sudden after cleaning habit I felt so afraid and freaking out. I need to calm down and think until I thought of search in the internet about cervix since I have no clue what it looks like and gladly to bump into this site, saw lots of cervix pictures and it felt so great to ease my worries and to read comments with same experience is such a relief.

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  39. I wish that during our annual gyno exams that the doctor would ask if we would like to view our cervix in a mirror. It would only take a minute or two, and might help us to better visualize and appreciate our bodies and all of the work they are doing behind the scenes. Sadly, it seems that many doctors are so pressed for time, that questions and curiosity about our bodies are not encouraged. Thank you for your website, and publishing the pictures. Maybe if we all speak up during doctor appointments and share this website with our sisters and friends we can push for positive change!

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  40. Hi there,
    I was told by the doctor that I am likely to have an ‘incompetent cervix’ . This being the actual medical term I find absolutely awful. I really don’t like it. I often replace it in my own words as, ‘inexperienced cervix’ .

    I was told I was likely to have this cervical problem after going into premature labour with my first pregnancy at 24weeks . Sadly our baby then passed on.

    On my second pregnancy I had a cervical suture, called shirodkar to prevent my cervix from dilating early again. The stitch was removed when I became full term, 37weeks and I carried my baby a further month without the stitch in place. I am so lucky and glad to have a little girl now, she’s 2years old!

    I’m glad to have found this site. Thank you. I hoped there may be pictures of the suture that I experienced. Maybe you could acquire these in the future. I’d be glad to see them.

    I have just found out that I am pregnant again now. I must decide whether to have a stitch again or to trust my body, my cervix that I can carry my child without. I’m not sure if I can take that risk.

    In-competent cervix , what an awful medical term!

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