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When does the doctor start checking to see when you are dialated?

I can't remember. Also what about that strep b or whatever where they swab your vagina?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:25 PM on May. 19, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I wouldn't let him do them at all, they really aren't useful info and could introduce bacteria into the vagina. You can be dilated for weeks or nothing until you go into labor.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:28 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • they did the strep b @ about 20 wks I think
    and they started doing pelvic exams around 36 or 38 wks, something like that
    elizabiza

    Answer by elizabiza at 10:32 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • then how did you know when it was time to have baby?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:33 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I think at 34-36 weeks?
    harris4

    Answer by harris4 at 10:33 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • strep B at 20 weeks? My doctor hasn't done them yet and I am 28 weeks and 2 days
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:35 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • You have contractions and feel the urge to push. No need to know how dilated you are...even in labor. it isn't needed.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:37 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I never had it done in my pregnancies.
    No reason!
    ;-)

    Do you want it? If so, why?
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 1:06 AM on May. 20, 2011

  • Oh, and I do my (own) GBS swab at 35 weeks.
    No need to have anyone else go down there.
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 1:07 AM on May. 20, 2011

  • "then how did you know when it was time to have baby?"

    Your body tells you.
    You don't have to do anything, the body automatically knew how to grow a placenta, umbilical cord, fetus, and all that it's done these past several months. No reason to question it now.
    Mother Nature has perfected this long ago and we are designed to do it.
    ;-)
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 1:09 AM on May. 20, 2011

  • They do strep B at 38 weeks.. sometimes as early as 36 if they feel like the baby will come sooner.. they start checking dialation at 32 weeks.
    Punkslilncs

    Answer by Punkslilncs at 4:13 AM on May. 20, 2011

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