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Old Dec 12th, 2013, 12:56 PM   1
Boo44
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Is it 'safe' to check your own cervix?


As the title says really!

Do u do it in the bath? Is it something that people do? I don't want to go causing problems lol. I just remember others doing it in late pregnancy last time I was pregnant...



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2013, 13:32 PM   2
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i dnt see it causing a problem, not if your very careful wth handwashing nd trim ur nails to avoid scratching urself up there. ur term now ya?

i personally wud be happy enuf to check my cervix (between my bump nd how high it is i cud barely reach it but its soft nd admits a fingertip). mostly people dnt know what they're feeling. did u ever check ur cervix befre?

i wud be gentle alright. i studied midwifery (nt wrkin as 1 now) so i know wat to look fr, i wudnt have a clue bfre hand!



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2013, 13:34 PM   3
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oh i havnt done it in the bath, just lying dwn or squatting made it easier to reach



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2013, 14:01 PM   4
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I did it last time and found it pretty useful.
As long as your hands are clean it should be fine.
I did it after a shower (nice and clean!) and just squatted.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2013, 14:06 PM   5
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I wouldn't know how to check my cervix, but it might spark some interest once I'm full term. Maybe after a shower would be best?



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2013, 14:08 PM   6
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I don't think its an issue as long as your do it cleanly....I don't know why anyone would want to do that themselves though I just have my doctor do it at my weekly appointments starting at 36 weeks.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2013, 14:26 PM   7
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I don't think its an issue as long as your do it cleanly....I don't know why anyone would want to do that themselves though I just have my doctor do it at my weekly appointments starting at 36 weeks.
Because it's fascinating to know what's going on inside your own body, and find out for yourself?
Same as checking breasts for lumps or something...



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2013, 14:51 PM   8
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Thanks for the advice

I agree wishing well it can give interesting information! And I'm hoping for a VBAC so really want to know if it is likely

I've checked it twice now two days apart. Am feeling a bit disappointed today really as the first time I did, it was very soft and low and I could easily feel the bag of waters with the baby's head behind it, I'd say 1cm easily.

Tonight however I can't reach it! Obv am not going rooting around so I just stopped. But it appears I've gone backwards not forwards towards labour



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2013, 14:56 PM   9
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I've been checking mine. I knew I was 1cm before my appointment today as I'd felt x



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2013, 14:58 PM   10
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I can reach mine at certain times of the day strangely. Some mornings I can feel it and then I check on a night time and can't x



 
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