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View Poll Results: Internals
Every week/appt for the last month 5 38.46%
He starts sooner than the last month 0 0%
Only upon request 4 30.77%
Only during labor 1 7.69%
Not at all unless I ask 3 23.08%
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  #1  
August 14th, 2006, 03:54 PM
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Does your Dr do internals during the last month or more of pregnancy? Have you asked him/her why? I find cervical checks sompletely unneccassary and actually a risk. It is just asking to introduce germs and infection into your vaginally canal espeacially if you are GBS +. I'll post some links about this in a bit.I'm just wondering how often OB"s still do this.
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August 14th, 2006, 06:29 PM
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I didn't vote because my ob said she wouldn't check my cervix until my 38 week appointment. I could probably ask her not to check... I hadn't decided yet. I just had my GBS test, so if I am positive, I'll definitely ask not to be checked.

On another forum, I have been hearing about women getting checked since 30 weeks, and some of them are going nuts wondering how soon the baby will be here because they are already x dilated or x effaced.
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August 14th, 2006, 07:37 PM
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My ob routinely checked every week starting at 35 weeks. I delivered at a little over 37 weeks so I didn't have many of them. I liked knowing the progress I was making and that the braxton hicks (since 20 weeks) and major discomfort wasn't for naught.

Oh, I also got an internal check at 29 weeks but that's because I was kicked in the stomach at work by a kid I taught and they wanted to check everything to make sure both baby and I were ok.
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August 15th, 2006, 10:28 AM
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My m/w does checks at my request (only once so far in this pregnancy -for my last apt because of feeling like I was dilating (physical symptoms)).
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August 15th, 2006, 10:46 AM
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Mine does one at 38 weeks but said that is only a recommendation and I could refuse
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August 15th, 2006, 11:43 AM
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I'm GBS+, and my OB hasn't done any internal exams. I'm at 38 weeks. They'll probably offer to do one this week.

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August 15th, 2006, 02:53 PM
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My midwives don't routinely do them, but I did have one at 37 weeks to see where I was, since they were going to be inducing me early. I also had a couple while in the hospital, to see if the meds were doing anything to help me progress.
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