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dilating question..

my appointment is next week and ill be 36 weeks pregnant..should i bring up a dilating check if they dont do it (for some reason i have a feeling they wont),or should i just do it when they bring it up,like in my next appoinment 2 weeks after which ill be 38 weeks

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Asked by misty91 at 10:56 PM on Jan. 19, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • id say go ahead

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:57 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • unless youve been having contractions there is really no need to.

    Answer by Chandra034 at 10:58 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • thats kind of what i was thinking...

    Answer by misty91 at 10:59 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • i would ask. i mean. . . with both of mine, i was dialated to a two at 36 weeks. granted, neither of them came early so it didn't really matter to know. . . but i liked knowing. just me.

    Answer by rachelo at 11:05 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • The only reason to get one is if there is suspected prolapse. All other ones are elective and just introduce infections, give false hope/dissappointment, or open you up to stipping membranes or 'accidentally' having your membranes stripped.

    Answer by squish at 11:12 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • Why do you want to be checked? What will this do for you?

    Answer by doulala at 11:15 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • here they start checking from 36 weeks and on. idk why they wouldnt?

    Answer by etiheidas at 11:17 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • You can, but it doesn't really do anything for you. I know how the anxiety of those last weeks can be, and it feels good to hear you're dilating, but people can be stuck at 1cm for 6 weeks, ya know? Plus, it's really uncomfortable! =)

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:43 AM on Jan. 20, 2009

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