What Does A Uterus Feel Like?

Can you feel your uterus?

Uterus Size During Pregnancy: First Trimester

Around 12 weeks pregnant, the uterus is the size of a grapefruit and starts to grow up and out of your pelvis, but still fits within it.

Your OB/GYN will be able to feel your uterus by touching your belly.

What does your uterus feel like when not pregnant?

When you’re not pregnant, your uterus is approximately pear-sized. It has a thick muscular wall and a central cavity with a lining that is richly supplied with blood vessels. Otherwise, the lining of the uterus is shed each month, resulting in a flow of blood lasting for several days.

Does your uterus feel hard in early pregnancy?

Though many don’t know it, pregnant women start having contractions at around 12 weeks’ gestation, Hoffman said. These “practice” contractions are called Braxton-Hicks, and they’re rarely painful. Instead it feels like the uterus is getting hard and tight, “like a basketball,” Hoffman said.

Can you feel your uterus with your fingers?

It’s possible to check the position and firmness of your cervix at home. You can do this by inserting a finger into your vagina to feel for the cervix. Your middle finger may be the most effective finger to use because it’s the longest, but use whichever finger is easiest for you.