I can't feel my cervix at all sometimes. What does it mean if I can't reach my cervix?
If you suddenly cannot feel your cervix, it probably means that it has moved to a high position and you should consider yourself at your most fertile. If you often have difficulty reaching your cervix, you may be able to reach it using a different position. Lying on your back with your legs up may make your cervix easier to reach.
My cervix always feels slightly open. Should I always record "open"?
Women who have had children by vaginal birth often notice that their cervix always feels slightly open. Even if your cervix always feels open, you may be able to discern subtle changes throughout your cycle. If you are able to discern subtle changes, record how your cervix opening changes relatively throughout your cycle, noting "open" for when it is most open and "closed" for when it is least open. If you do not notice any changes, simply do not record any cervix opening observations.
My cervix feels high when I check in the morning, but low when I check in the evening. Which should I record on my chart?
Checking your cervix position is a bit different than checking your cervical fluid. When you check your cervical fluid, it is recommended to check several times a day and note your most fertile fluid of the day. The cervix, however, may change position depending on the time of day. It is usually higher in the morning and lower in the evening, but your own experience may vary. It is thus recommended to choose a time of day to check your cervix and stick with it throughout the cycle, recording only the observation from the usual time.
My cervix feels high and soft even though I've already ovulated. What does this mean?
Usually the cervix returns to a non-fertile (closed, low, hard) position just after ovulation. You may, however, notice that it exhibits some fertile characteristics even after ovulation. This is because some estrogen may be produced by the corpus luteum during your luteal phase. If your chart is showing a clear and sustained thermal shift and ovulation is clearly detected on your chart, you need not consider yourself fertile. If, however, you are noticing that your cervix is exhibiting fertile characteristics and your thermal shift is not dramatic or clear, you should consider that you could be fertile and keep on having intercourse so you don't miss a chance.