Uterine gate

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The cervix has a double meaning. It is either a "closed throat" during childbirth (= birth gate), or an "internal and external gate" closing the cervical canal from both sides until the throat begins to open for childbirth.

Uterine gate

Inner goal[edit | edit source]

The internal gate delimits the entrance to the cervical canal from the uterus.

Outer goal[edit | edit source]

The external gate limits the exit from the cervical canal towards the vagina.

Sore throat[edit | edit source]

During childbirth, the cervix gradually disappears. The inner gate merges with the outer gate into one gate (= obstetric gate), which then opens and allows the baby to enter the pelvic entrance.

References[edit | edit source]

KULHAVÁ, Miluše. Primary and community care [lecture for subject Internal examination, specialization Midwifery, 1. LF Charles University in Prague]. Prague. 2018.