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Checking for dilation?

Posted by on May. 13, 2013 at 8:28 PM
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I had my 37 week appointment today, and on my when my dr checked to see if I was dilated I could have just cried! If I can't handle that then how in the hell am I going to be able to handle birth?! 

Did/does this hurt for you ladies too?

and I'm 1 cm and have not thinned at all : ( 

by on May. 13, 2013 at 8:28 PM
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Amybarnhart11
by on May. 13, 2013 at 8:31 PM
It's never a fun experience for me either....but at least it's over quickly!
yperez0209
by on May. 13, 2013 at 8:44 PM

If you think that's painful stripping your membranes is no walk in the park. Yes, it does hurt but at least it's quick. I hope all goes well for you.

brittany208
by on May. 13, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Tell him/her to be gentle! I have a male dr (ie bigger hands than a female) and it feels like he's trying to find my tonsils... and there's a lot of pressure... but it doesnt really hurt. also, just breathe and relax. tensing up makes the pain worse.

Gingerbell.RN
by Member on May. 13, 2013 at 10:12 PM
It gets easier as you get further along in labor. Your cervix moves as baby's head comes down.

It will be okay.
Mommy2beQua
by on May. 13, 2013 at 10:20 PM
I'm curious to know, how doctors check the cervix?
AlexisKayStone
by on May. 13, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Me too, it's almost like they r going in and grabbing your lungs. : (


Quoting Mommy2beQua:

I'm curious to know, how doctors check the cervix?



Mommy2beQua
by on May. 13, 2013 at 10:26 PM
No, I was asking you what did they do wen checking ur cervix. Im pregnant with my first and I never got my cervix checked


Quoting AlexisKayStone:

Me too, it's almost like they r going in and grabbing your lungs. : (



Quoting Mommy2beQua:

I'm curious to know, how doctors check the cervix?





AlexisKayStone
by on May. 13, 2013 at 10:30 PM


Oh sorry, he puts in two fingers or three idk other then that. It hurts.

Quoting Mommy2beQua:

No, I was asking you what did they do wen checking ur cervix. Im pregnant with my first and I never got my cervix checked


Quoting AlexisKayStone:

Me too, it's almost like they r going in and grabbing your lungs. : (



Quoting Mommy2beQua:

I'm curious to know, how doctors check the cervix?







Heather2001
by Heather on May. 13, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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I was never checked for dilation outside of active labor.  It's unnecessary - just refuse it because it tells you nothing anyway. 

Mommy2beQua
by on May. 13, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Oh.... I see.


Quoting AlexisKayStone:


Oh sorry, he puts in two fingers or three idk other then that. It hurts.


Quoting Mommy2beQua:

No, I was asking you what did they do wen checking ur cervix. Im pregnant with my first and I never got my cervix checked





Quoting AlexisKayStone:

Me too, it's almost like they r going in and grabbing your lungs. : (




Quoting Mommy2beQua:

I'm curious to know, how doctors check the cervix?











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