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Do i have to get Checked For Dilation?

Posted by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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@ my 35wk Ob appt I declined being Checked

I been having contractions and feeling real Crampy Now @36wks 

and i know they are going to want to check me. Can i decline? 

Or should I just see What progress I'm making. 

with my last 3 kids I have always wanted to get checked now.. i feel its not really necessary . 

I'm So trying to do the Whole natural Birth this time Since t my Husband and I don't plan to have anymore. 

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rachelrothchild
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Of course you can.

mostlymaydays
by Bronze Member on Jul. 8, 2011 at 11:09 AM
They can check and tell you 5cm and that will only mean that you are indeed pregnant and going to deliver a baby somewhere in the next month or so. I've had it go both ways: at one appt they told me "fingertip" and 24 hours later I had a baby. And I've been told "4cm" and went a week past my due date. Of course you can decline but some doctors are pretty ood at convincing you it's part of their standard package.
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mostlymaydays
by Bronze Member on Jul. 8, 2011 at 11:10 AM
That is "good", not ood. ;-)
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Mrs.Salz
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:01 PM

You can decline whatever you want :)  It's certainly not necessary.

As PP said, dilation/effacement or the lack thereof really doesn't mean anything, so IMO skip the checks and spare yourself the frustration of not being dilated or false hope of being very dilated.

See the active thread right now called "doc checking next week" or something like that.

Roadfamily6now
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:47 PM

How did you feel after your being checked during your previous pregnancies? What purpose did the information serve and how did you react to that new information? Did the information change your birth plans? Did the information chnage how you went about your daily routine?

 

How will NOT knowing affect your birth plans and daily routine?

 

M.kadester.J
by on Jul. 12, 2011 at 12:34 AM
I never had a vaginal check in pregnancy or labor. Its not needed.
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truealaskanmom
by on Jul. 12, 2011 at 12:52 AM
of course you can say no they dont need to stick their hand up there it isn't useful info anyways
mom3bc
by on Jul. 13, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Thanks for the replies ladies 

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