By Sara Lindberg, September 17, 2020

The cervix is the lowermost portion of the uterus, and for the majority of your pregnancy, you can expect to have a cervix that tilts in a posterior position, behind the baby’s head, says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Around week 37 or 38, your cervix should begin to make its way toward an anterior or forward position to prepare for childbirth. This subtle shift is a signal that things are progressing, as the normal position of your cervix is posterior or pointed toward the back. During this time, your cervix will also shorten and soften.

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