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Old Jun 20th, 2010, 10:16 AM   11
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If you are comfortable sticking a penis in there...
LOL! made me laff!



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2010, 10:24 AM   12
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tbh i got my partner to check me and he thought it was all closed up which was confirmed the next day at midwife. i agree with other posters as long as your careful and your waters havent broken whats the difference from a penis? x



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2010, 10:44 AM   13
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A clean finger is no different than a penis, imo. I wouldn't worry about infection so long as you are not sticking your finger IN your cervix. I checked mine with my son...scared the crap out of me as it was open (had him that day). If you are comfortable sticking a penis in there, then I would assume that a clean finger is OK so long as you aren't 'doing' anything with it...kwim? If your water has broken, I wouldn't stick ANYTHING up there.
I agree!

BTW, useful article:

http://sarahvine.wordpress.com/2010/...internal-exam/



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2010, 12:11 PM   14
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i've tried but i can't reach it. honestly if your hands are clean i can't see the harm. my dr starts doing it at 36/37 weeks.



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2010, 13:18 PM   15
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How do you reach it, seriously.... if you can feel that far you must have REALLY Long fingers like ET.... because I can just about reach around my bump to wipe myself properly.... hahahaha



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2010, 13:18 PM   16
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How the crapping hell would you reach?



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2010, 13:20 PM   17
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A clean finger is no different than a penis, imo. I wouldn't worry about infection so long as you are not sticking your finger IN your cervix. I checked mine with my son...scared the crap out of me as it was open (had him that day). If you are comfortable sticking a penis in there, then I would assume that a clean finger is OK so long as you aren't 'doing' anything with it...kwim? If your water has broken, I wouldn't stick ANYTHING up there
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Agree with this. I got used to checking mine when we were TTC because it becomes soft when you are most fertile, as well as checking my cervical mucus (lovely!). I have checked a couple of times, making sure my hands are washed in hot soapy water before of course. I can reach it comfortably, but I guess everyone is different.



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2010, 13:20 PM   18
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How do you reach it, seriously.... if you can feel that far you must have REALLY Long fingers like ET.... because I can just about reach around my bump to wipe myself properly.... hahahaha
Hahahah ET!! LOL that made laugh



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2010, 14:39 PM   19
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I can't reach. I checked my cervix while ttc so not so worried about that. I honestly can't reach down there, too much bump in the way. I can just about check my discharge (not that there is much )



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2010, 15:03 PM   20
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I can reach mine easily but the only change i have noticed is when I was in labour last time about 30 mins before she was born (didnt know i was properly in labour then) I was totally unable to feel anything at all!



 
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