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Question: Question I'm 42 weeks pregnant and my cervix is closed. What should I do?

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Answer: Hello dear Following ways can be helpful to u which can open ur cervix : 1. Walk 2. Do Gentle Exercises 3. Relax with Warm Shower 4. Empty Your Bladder 5. Stimulate Your Nipples or Have Sex 6. Try Acupressure
Answer: U cnslt to your dr... & to be ready for C - section.. Best wishes.
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