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April 6th, 2013, 07:41 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2009
For me, it isn't worth the cramping I get after being checked. It always makes me uncomfortable afterwards. I would skip, unless something was making me think I might be on the edge or possibly in early labor.
It can also be discouraging. I know I dilated really slowly until transition, and hearing the same number as the last check after an additional four hours of labor was the one moment I truly felt discouraged. Shortly after I hit transition and moved several centimeters and was ready to push.
If you'd prefer to know, by all means ask, but take it with a grain of salt.
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