CHECKING YOUR OWN CERVIX FOR DILATION??

OK I WAS GOOGLING SOME STUFF TODAY AND FOUND OUT THATS ITS ACTUALLY POSSIBLE TO CHECK YOUR OWN CERVIX FOR DILATION.!

HAS ANYONE CLOSE TO THEIR TIME DONE THIS? IS IT SAFE?

AT MY LAST APPT AT TERM+3 I WAS TOLD I WAS 2 CM DILATED, AND AM BEING INDUCED ON MONDAY AT TERM+10 (AND HOPE IVE DILATED MORE BY THEN TOO) BUT I AM SO CURIOUS!!


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  • never heard of this before!!!!! i also think it must be hard trying to get to cervix around bump......!!!!
  • APPARENTLY IT IS EASIEST DONE WITH ONE LEG ON THE TOILET. HERE IS A LINK TO ONE OF THE THINGS I FOUND IF ANYONE INTERESTED IN TRYING (OR JUST CURIOUS) X

    http://www.pregnancy-info.net/QA/answers-For_all_the_ladies_that_are_too_shy_checking_cervix/
  • i have read this before aswell. I did try once to reach it but with my huge bump i didnt manage to reach it. I did look for it after birth (to convince myself it had closed properly lol!!
    i dont think its dangerous but probably wouldnt recommend doing too much. I remember people looking at me weird if i mentioned finding your own cervix ha ha.
    good luck honey
    xx
  • please, please be careful. i did this when i pg with daughter and scratched my cervix which got infected. if your gonna have a go wear gloves!! but dont prog and prod it. i think it'd be better to get your OH to do it so you'l be laying down. xx
  • brilliant! sooo want to do this!!! have 15 days to go and lo well engaged and having lots of period cramps and braxtons and mw keeps saying that its all really positive but i really want to know how positive!!!! am i ripening,am i dilating??? want to know!!!
    not sure i would actually be brave enough to do this though, would be scared of hurting myself (plus i have really long nails so would prob just scratch myself up there). interesting to know though!

  • hi everyone,im glad im not the only one whos curious! i did try it last night and to be honest i have no idea what i felt! there seemed to be a "bump" bit that stuck more than the rest (which i assumed was it as its meant to be like a nose apparently). but it had no hole ( and i am supposedly 2 cm so i think id notice a hole that size), but at either side of this there was "hole" kind of bits. so i did try but i am none the wiser!! still only 2 more days now and baby will be here anyway! x

    it did seem quite easy to feel around in there, like so easy im sure dh would be able to feel allsorts even by accident, which is a bit worrying when it comes to infections and stuff, but im sure its ok since waters havent broken (?)


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