Internals

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  1. brownhairedmom

    brownhairedmom Well-Known Member

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    I know this has probably been asked 1000 times on here, but at what point do they start doing internals?? I know it may be different in the UK so does anyone know what they do over here?
     
  2. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    They never did one on me. They did ask at my 39 week appointment if I wanted one and I said thanks but no thanks. Told me if I made it to the next appointment I'd have to have one. Avoided it..........just barely :rofl:
     
  3. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    What kind of internal are you looking for? lol

    They dont usually do any kind of internal in Canada, it is unecessary. They usually check your cervix when you are in labour to check dilation and effacement. Or if you have to go to the hospital because of pre-labour.

    I had my cervix checked when I had to go to the hospital, but that was only to ensure I wasn't actually going into labour.

    Trust me, you are not missing out... Having your cervix checked sucks, its uncomfortable/painful.
     
  4. brownhairedmom

    brownhairedmom Well-Known Member

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    Oh no I had one done in early pregnancy, I'm not looking for another one!!!! Just wondering if it was common practice to start at a certain week or something, I see a lot of people saying that they're so many cm's dialated...just didn't know if it was a common thing over here or not
     
  5. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    Didn't seem to be a common thing in my OB's office, unless I'd gone up to my due date
     
  6. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    Nope, not over here. Its usually avoided if possible because of infection prevention and the cervix is very sensitive.
     
  7. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    I think they avoid them here too for the same reasons the girls mentioned unless you start asking for them. I think I've only really one because they suspected my waters might be leaking then the others were sweeps that I asked for.

    x
     
  8. Trish

    Trish Marley's mom

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    I had an internal when I had my strep b swab which was around 37 weeks. I've had one every week after that but it's not a regular part of the check-up. My doc will ask if I want my cervix checked and I can say yay or nay.
     
  9. luvbunsazzle

    luvbunsazzle Mummy to Rosie

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    Ive not had one, and no signs of having one.
     
  10. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    I had a quick one done two weeks prior to having Chase. I told my gynecologist about some pains I was having so she did a quick internal to see if I was dialating.
     
  11. maybebaby

    maybebaby Terri and her baby girl!

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    Here they do it from about week 34 on...
     
  12. beckynbump25

    beckynbump25 mommy to 1 an expecting

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    when do they start doing them in the UK then??:S:S:S x
     
  13. Luhweez

    Luhweez Guest

    i had one at 37 week antenatal appointment but only because of fluid loss. i don't think they do them unless they think you may be in labor
     
  14. LauraLM

    LauraLM Mason's Mommy!

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    Same as here.
     
  15. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    ive never once had an internal at all during pregnancy or labour
     
  16. brownhairedmom

    brownhairedmom Well-Known Member

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    Maybe its an American thing?
     
  17. BlackBerry25

    BlackBerry25 Helena & Elliot <3

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    I don't have my notes anymore but I am pretty sure they started doing them at 35 weeks, and then it was every 2 weeks. I had requested one once in between too, because I thought that if she kept touching it I might progress faster lol.
     

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