Checking Cervix @ routine exams?

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  1. 1sttimemama2b

    1sttimemama2b Well-Known Member

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    I know towards the end they start checking your cervix at the routine OB appointments. When does this happen?
     
  2. daisy118

    daisy118 Mother of 2

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    I was wondering this too since I have my 34 week appt tomorrow. I don't remember when they started checking with my son...I think maybe when I was 35 or 36 weeks, but I had him at 37 weeks so I didn't have many appts after that first check. Hope you get some answers from some other US ladies on this. :)
     
  3. Nataliexx

    Nataliexx Mummy of 4

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    For me it was 36 weeks :)
     
  4. RosyGray

    RosyGray -{ Brooke's Mum }-

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    My last appointment was last week when I was at 37 wks + 4 days but they didn't check. ): I'll have to ask about it this Thursday when I see him again.
     
  5. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    This a US thing, they don't do internals until you're in labour in the UK. i'd be inclined to decline them but thats just IMO.
     
  6. RosyGray

    RosyGray -{ Brooke's Mum }-

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    Hmm... I wonder what the standard is for Canada?

    I've switched between so many different doctors during this pregnancy that hardly anything has been done consistently or at the right time so I'm all confused about standard procedures. S:
     
  7. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    :shrug: Just ask your doc next time you see him/her :) Remember you don't have to do everything that is standard procedure if you don't want to. Pelvic exams are really invasive and theyre not particularly nice especially when you're pregnant. I dont see much point in them in very late pregnancy, things will happen soon anyway.
     
  8. Kimboowee

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    I agree with Blah, im all for internals if theres a reason, or sweep (if you agree to it) ust seems a bit pointless to see how dilated you might be at 35/36 weeks!

    Funny how our healthcare is different!
     

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