almost 35 weeks.when does the doc start checkin cevix?

Alexis - posted on 12/07/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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i feel like im getting closer.i had my daughter at 37 weeks..she tried coming at 32 and they stopped it.and now im expecting my son and im getting anxious and feel like im running out of room..i want my doctor to check me i dont know if i should ask or what..ive been having alot more braxton hicks but they are not on a pattern...

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Alexis - posted on 12/08/2009

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Quoting Jamie:

I felt a little crampy and some pressure in the lower pelvic area. Also if u feel like ur having contractions closer together. I had my daughter at this time and that's also why I had them check me.



okay well i go tomorrow and i will have to ask.ive been feeling pressure down there and a weird tingling feeling.it cant huet to ask..i had my daughter at 37 weeks which would only be 2 more weeks away.and i was dialted to 4cm and didnt know it..im not having  steady contractions but ive been having them more often

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Kelcie - posted on 12/21/2009

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i have also had that kind of concern too because my baby went from being in my rib cage at one appointment to having her head lodged into my pelvis i am 35 weeks and the doctor noticed the drastic drop in my belly, its really low now, but once i told her and stuff she checked just to make sure that i wasn't dilated at all and i wasn't, it never hurts to ask doctors dont mind, if you have a concern just talk with your doctor

Stephanie - posted on 12/13/2009

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Quoting Rae:

At the hospital I work at we don't check the cervix until 40 weeks unless you are in labour or your waters have broken. Not really any point up until then because you can't learn anything from it! With a second (or third or more) baby your cervix gets softer and starts opening sooner than with a first baby but that doesn't necessarily mean that labour is going to be any sooner, its just the way it works because of the stretching and hormones from the previous time around. Basically even if your doctor does decide to check and you get told your cervix is soft and 1 or 2cm dilated, clinically it means absolutely nothing, it will just get your hopes up for no reason. Sorry if this sounds a bit negative, it isn't meant to be discouraging, its just meant to be truthful :-(



That is really use full info.  I didn't know that.  My doctor doesn't check until 39 weeks.

Katie - posted on 12/11/2009

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My DR checked me at my 35 week appointment since it was my first weekly appointment. Good Luck!

Jacinta - posted on 12/09/2009

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Quoting alexis:



Quoting Jamie:

you can ask him to check you. Im 35 weeks and I asked him to check me and he found that im 3-4 centimeters. If you feel you could be I would just let them know at your appt.






i kinda do feel like i am..how did you know?






my midwife told me how bcoz last time i was 8cm dialated at home and didnt realize i was about to have her...



msg me if you like and i can explain but also just a bit of advice you can actually be like 2cm+ dilated for most you pregnancy.



my mum was with her second

Jamie - posted on 12/08/2009

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I felt a little crampy and some pressure in the lower pelvic area. Also if u feel like ur having contractions closer together. I had my daughter at this time and that's also why I had them check me.

Alexis - posted on 12/08/2009

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Quoting Jamie:

you can ask him to check you. Im 35 weeks and I asked him to check me and he found that im 3-4 centimeters. If you feel you could be I would just let them know at your appt.



i kinda do feel like i am..how did you know?

Kevlyn - posted on 12/08/2009

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Every doctor is different. I am 35 weeks also and my doctor started checking me a little over a week ago, but it may be because I went into labor and they are trying to keep it stopped until 37 weeks... but i would most def. ask him if you want to be checked....i don't see any doctor refusing to check you...

Jamie - posted on 12/08/2009

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you can ask him to check you. Im 35 weeks and I asked him to check me and he found that im 3-4 centimeters. If you feel you could be I would just let them know at your appt.

Rae - posted on 12/07/2009

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At the hospital I work at we don't check the cervix until 40 weeks unless you are in labour or your waters have broken. Not really any point up until then because you can't learn anything from it! With a second (or third or more) baby your cervix gets softer and starts opening sooner than with a first baby but that doesn't necessarily mean that labour is going to be any sooner, its just the way it works because of the stretching and hormones from the previous time around. Basically even if your doctor does decide to check and you get told your cervix is soft and 1 or 2cm dilated, clinically it means absolutely nothing, it will just get your hopes up for no reason. Sorry if this sounds a bit negative, it isn't meant to be discouraging, its just meant to be truthful :-(

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