• uterine
  • Estrogen is the hormone that stimulates growth of the uterine lining (endometrium), causing it to thicken during the pre-ovulatory phase of the cycle. (healthywomen.org)
  • In the later stages of pregnancy, the cervix may already have opened up to 1-3 cm (or more in rarer circumstances), but during labor, repeated uterine contractions lead to further widening of the cervix to about 6 centimeters. (wikipedia.org)
  • From that point, pressure from the presenting part (head in vertex births or bottom in breech births), along with uterine contractions, will dilate the cervix to 10 centimeters, which is "complete. (wikipedia.org)
  • ACOG's findings conclude that the collagen softening properties of misoprostol could be absorbed through the cervix and vaginal vault up into the low transverse scar of a typical cesarean section, and significantly increase the risk of uterine rupture. (wikipedia.org)
  • The researchers concluded in both studies that nipple stimulation could indeed ripen the cervix and in some cases induce uterine contractions. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the human, the uterine lining (endometrium) needs to be appropriately prepared so that the embryo(s) can implant. (wikipedia.org)
  • embryo
  • The endometrium is believed to not be optimally prepared for implantation following ovarian hyperstimulation, and therefore frozen embryo transfer avails for a separate cycle to focus on optimizing the chances of successful implantation. (wikipedia.org)
  • A scientific review in 2013 came to the conclusion that it is not possible to identify one method of endometrium preparation in frozen embryo transfer as being more effective than another. (wikipedia.org)
  • The embryo transfer procedure starts by placing a speculum in the vagina to visualize the cervix, which is cleansed with saline solution or culture media. (wikipedia.org)
  • menstruation
  • The endometrium then weakens and deteriorates, giving way to menstruation and the start of a new cycle. (uniprix.com)
  • The pain experienced during dilation is similar to that of menstruation (although markedly more intense), as period pains are thought to be due to the passing of endometrium through the cervix. (wikipedia.org)
  • occurs
  • When this occurs, it is an indication that the cervix is beginning to dilate, although not all women will notice this mucus plug being released. (wikipedia.org)
  • body
  • If the cervix is open, the infected material can leave the body, and this is far easier and safer to treat. (wikipedia.org)
  • period
  • Normally during this period, the cervix, which was open during her heat, begins to close, and the inner lining begins to adapt back to normal. (wikipedia.org)