I apologize now for sounding stupid lol but I want to know...
I had an OB visit yesterday at 37 weeks pregnant and I was seen by the nurse practitioner (whom I don't like cause she never explains anything to me). She checked my cervix and told me the "outside" of my cervix was open but the "inside" was closed and that it was soft and baby was low... She wouldn't really explain what all that meant. Does that mean I'm dialated at all, or effaced? How does it open on the outside but not the inside and when does it start counting as dialation and effacement?
She pushed up hard to "make sure" she was in the "right position" and ended up causing me to bleed. I spotted all day and hurt some, too. I've never had a problem with spotting before that, so am I super sensitive now that part of it is open or what?
Again, sorry for sounding so confused. I tried researching it, and I did read women have like two doors to their cervix where one can open but not the other however it doesn't really explain when and how dialation comes in, etc. So if someone could help me to understand this, I'd appreciate it because I wasn't about to ask the nurse after she hurt me... I just wanted to get outta there!
Asked by Anonymous at 9:27 PM on Jun. 21, 2011 in Pregnancy
the spotting is absolutely normal. I'm not sure about the rest though. Maybe call and talk to your ob and request that you not be seen my the nurse practitioner again.
Answer by AmandaH321 at 9:35 PM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by SMG1120 at 9:39 PM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by Emmajosmommy at 9:40 PM on Jun. 21, 2011
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Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 2:20 AM on Jun. 22, 2011