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Getting my cervix checked in the morning...

Posted by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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this is my first.. i have read they arent necissary*.. what do they do and what will this tell me? can it make me go into labor? can it spread infection? do i have a choice in whether or not i get it done? is it ok when baby is breech? i dont think ob knows he is breech because he never reads what my specialist sends him i always end up telling him. and will it hurt if i get it done

by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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sj3starz
by Bronze Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Some people use cervix checks to see if they are dialating, but it doesn't tell you if you are going into labor or not. Being aggressive with the cervix, or stretching it can induce labor and may cause AROM. You always have a choice to do any procedure. It may be uncomfortable. I liked knowing. Also if your water us ever broken. Do not let them check, regardless of being "sterile" because it introduces bacteria regardless. There's no such thing as absolute sterility. It does introduce bacteria but as far as I know its not harmful if your membranes are not ruptured. It should also be okay if baby is breech. The things to worry about are if you have placenta previa or ruptured membranes.
Hope that helps a little!

I got them done last pregnancy, but am refusing this time. It caused me to be way to anxious. Haha. And impatient I suppose.

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merinasmommy
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM
yes it hurts....like hell.at least for me.they say you feel pressure hell no that shit hurts(and this has been 4 drs so i know its not my dr) you can refuse it wont hurt the baby if he is breech.it doesnt make you go into labor it doesnt spread infection.it tells you if you are dialated and effaced and they stick their fingers in your vagina and feel the cervix...i think i answered everything...
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Alyssa1992
by Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:45 PM

i dont think i want to have it done.. i dont trust my dr and i feel uncomfortable with it. i thnk i should trust my gut but i am afraid he will tell me its for the best and needs to be done or something. what i really dont like is he just does things and doesnt explain why they are being done and exactly what he's doing.

Alyssa1992
by Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

and im having a c-section so i dont really see a point in getting it done. thanks for the help! i just dont know what to do!

Quoting merinasmommy:

yes it hurts....like hell.at least for me.they say you feel pressure hell no that shit hurts(and this has been 4 drs so i know its not my dr) you can refuse it wont hurt the baby if he is breech.it doesnt make you go into labor it doesnt spread infection.it tells you if you are dialated and effaced and they stick their fingers in your vagina and feel the cervix...i think i answered everything...


Duquesne
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM
There's no point. At all. Especially if you're having a section. Why would your dilation matter?

And yes, there is an increased risk of infection.
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lovemyhoney19
by Silver Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:51 PM
I have only had one done. I was about 35 weeks pregnant I think. The only reason I did it was because I was having so much pressure that I thought I was dialating fast. I was indeed 2 centimeters but it meant nothing. After that I refused them because my baby is breech and I will be having a csection on Wednesday. Ill be 39 weeks. They're not necessary and if you don't want it done then just tell them. My doctor didnt give me a hard time for saying no.
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merinasmommy
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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there is no point if you are having a csection...just tell him no and stand your ground


Quoting Alyssa1992:

and im having a c-section so i dont really see a point in getting it done. thanks for the help! i just dont know what to do!


Quoting merinasmommy:

yes it hurts....like hell.at least for me.they say you feel pressure hell no that shit hurts(and this has been 4 drs so i know its not my dr) you can refuse it wont hurt the baby if he is breech.it doesnt make you go into labor it doesnt spread infection.it tells you if you are dialated and effaced and they stick their fingers in your vagina and feel the cervix...i think i answered everything...



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newmom121812
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM

 uh i dont know about infection(it didnt give me one). I had my first last week and it did not put me in labor but did make me bleed(did hurt for a second)  and now i bleed everytime i have sex(no pain) .its ok if he is breech.

Alyssa1992
by Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM

idk.. i just have this bad gut feeling about it. if he would tell me exactly what was going on it wouldnt worry me but i dont like letting him do things without informing me completely on whats being done. i might sound like a lunatic but i feel like i should go with my gut! and the bleeding thing scares me.. im just afraid something is going to happen

Quoting newmom121812:

 uh i dont know about infection(it didnt give me one). I had my first last week and it did not put me in labor but did make me bleed(did hurt for a second)  and now i bleed everytime i have sex(no pain) .its ok if he is breech.


newmom121812
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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 I have the bleeding thing cuz apparently i have a very soft cervix. I wasnt told it was gonna happen til it was. Millions of women get there cervix checked everyday and they are fine. Baby wont get infected at all unless your water is broken. If you are concerned talk to your doctor about your concerns and then decide. It will be ok

Quoting Alyssa1992:

idk.. i just have this bad gut feeling about it. if he would tell me exactly what was going on it wouldnt worry me but i dont like letting him do things without informing me completely on whats being done. i might sound like a lunatic but i feel like i should go with my gut! and the bleeding thing scares me.. im just afraid something is going to happen

Quoting newmom121812:

 uh i dont know about infection(it didnt give me one). I had my first last week and it did not put me in labor but did make me bleed(did hurt for a second)  and now i bleed everytime i have sex(no pain) .its ok if he is breech.

 

 

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