When does doctors start checking for dilation?

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  1. Destin

    Destin Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering what week doctors begin to check you for dilation. Anyone know?
     
  2. Wantingbbbump

    Wantingbbbump Airyonna is here 4/2/2012

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    About 36 weeks.
     
  3. BabyBoyLove12

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    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)
     
  4. megangrohl

    megangrohl Mama to Lily!

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    It is different everywhere. At my 36 week appt my OBGYN told me 36 weeks was too early.
     
  5. roxy5727

    roxy5727 Well-Known Member

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

    Zemlianika Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  7. tiredabby

    tiredabby pregnant,mother of 1

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    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.
     
  8. Missmarie87

    Missmarie87 Well-Known Member

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

    SamanthaYC Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. mamaduke

    mamaduke Proud Mama

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    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).
     
  11. wavescrash

    wavescrash Mom to 3 girls.

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    My OB will start next week at 35 weeks.

    When I was pregnant with my first, I wasn't checked until I was in labor.
     
  12. lu-is

    lu-is Mom of 1 bouncing boy!

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    My doctor first checked me for dialation at 37 weeks. (Well 36 +5)
     
  13. NuKe

    NuKe mummy to 2 gorgeous girls

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    i never got checked til after my waters broke @ 40+6!
     
  14. babyblog

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    I wonder why its common practice in USA and not UK? Personally I wouldnt want them doing it anytime before 40 weeks, as I don't feel it necessary ?
     
  15. Apres

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    I had my swab test today and Dr. checked. Im 35 weeks.
     

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