Cervical Position

Women are also encouraged to observe changes in their cervix such as consistency, position, and whether their cervical opening is open or closed. During the beginning of the cycle when the hormonal levels (oestrogen and progesterone) are reduced, the cervix is positioned low in the vagina and can be easily felt. The cervical opening is closed, and the cervix feels firm to the touch. As oestrogen levels increase the cervix changes and at peak mucus day feels soft. The opening is now open and the cervix has risen higher into the vagina, making it harder to locate. Following ovulation the cervix returns to its former state, positioned lower, and feels firmer when closed. Checking the position and consistency of the cervix, along with the cervical mucus method can easily be performed by either partner.