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Destin Mar 27th, 2012 22:18 PM

When does doctors start checking for dilation?
 
Just wondering what week doctors begin to check you for dilation. Anyone know?

Wantingbbbump Mar 27th, 2012 22:20 PM

About 36 weeks.

BabyBoyLove12 Mar 27th, 2012 22:20 PM

In the US it seems that they commonly start at 36 weeks. Mine said between 34 and 36 I cant remember though. But I think 36 weeks is common in US, but then again every doctor is different. Some dont do them until after you have hit your due date (but I think that is more of a common practice in the UK)

megangrohl Mar 27th, 2012 22:22 PM

It is different everywhere. At my 36 week appt my OBGYN told me 36 weeks was too early.

roxy5727 Mar 27th, 2012 22:40 PM

Mines checking at my next appointment, which I will be 35 +4!

Zemlianika Mar 28th, 2012 01:24 AM

I'm 37 weeks and I haven't been checked yet even though I've seen my doctor twice already. I just wish I could have went with a different doctor

tiredabby Mar 28th, 2012 02:52 AM

mine is a lazy doc too.shez calling me in every week since 35 weeks but doest check me internally.i wish i could change her.

Missmarie87 Mar 28th, 2012 04:09 AM

thankgod but they dont do that at all until your in actual labour in the uk x

SamanthaYC Mar 28th, 2012 04:26 AM

They checked me at 35 weeks while they did the strep b swab, because they adds down there anyway. They checked me at 37 weeks again because I was having contractions, and found that I was 1 cm, 50% effaced. They are going to check again to see I made progress.

mamaduke Mar 28th, 2012 08:59 AM

Even though they may be down below at 36w for the Group B Strep test, they may hold off on checking dilation a bit longer. My OB didn't start checking dilation until last week (my 38w appt).


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