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Once you start going to OB appointments every week, do they check you every time for dilation?

to see how far you are dilating every week?

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Asked by Apr1l at 10:49 AM on Mar. 18, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I don't think they checked me until I was 38 weeks.

    Answer by coala at 10:50 AM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Nope, the Drs and nurses I saw didn't like to check too often as it can introduce bacteria to the area, and dilation doesn't mean squat for when you will go into labour. Some women can walk around at 5 cm for weeks and the next woman will go from 0 cm and deliver in hours.

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 10:53 AM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • It depends on your doctor but many do want to start checking then. But you do NOT have to let them check you. That is COMPLETELY up to you!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 AM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • I totally agree with canadianmom1974!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • my dr checked me every wk when i started to go every wk so it might be ussual

    Answer by jnsdrf at 11:00 AM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • depends on the dr i am going to be checked every week starting next week and im still going every 2 weeks

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 11:12 AM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • mine did from 8 35 wks on

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 11:13 AM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • my didn't....

    Answer by rebel07 at 11:15 AM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • No, usually they don't until 37 or 38 weeks. I'm 38 weeks and they havent yet but my next appointment they might. I might just tell them to forget it b/c I'm havin a c/s anyways. By the way, it is totally up to you as far as how much you want to be checked.

    Answer by AshJoe05 at 12:26 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • I am 37 wks, and mine has checked me last appt, and this appt. Nurse said he checks at every appt from 36 wks on.

    Answer by babyruby02 at 12:42 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

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