Softening of the cervix seen as early as probable sign of pregnancy. Goodell's sign may be observed as early as six weeks of pregnancy.
A pregnant woman.
This is quite normal and is caused by a combination of factors - increased blood supply, softening of the cervix and vaginal walls, and later, stimulation from the baby's head, as he or she presses against the cervix ready for labour. Sometimes your vaginal discharge may be so heavy that you feel ...
Ripening: Thinning and softening of the cervix in preparation for delivery.
Rooming-in: When a newborn stays in the same room as the mother in a hospital rather than staying in the hospital nursery.
Midwife today, they don't check our dilation or effacement here til we're in labour. Is effacement the thinning/softening of the cervix? Lots of ladies r havin contractions, or braxton hicks - I haven't had a single sign of labour ;0( ...
See also: What is the meaning of Cervix, Pregnancy, Pregnant, Ultrasound, Diagnosis?