Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:10 pm
Post subject: MW appointments in the later stages...
Hi all - hope you are all well!
Just wondering whether you get examined 'down there' at your later MW apps in the third Trimester? I ask because I've read of women saying that they get told that they are 40% effaced (for example) at my stage?
The main reason I want to know is I will need to schedule in some maintenance 'down there' - if you know what I mean!!! Mind you - might need to rope in the OH as I can't see what I'm doing past my bump!!!!!!!
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:40 am
I didn't get examined when pg with Belle. The only time they went "down there" was when i was at 10 cm and she was coming out of me. I was lucky no to be examined during the actual labour.
With this one i did have a stretch and sweep at 38+5 and was told i was 75% effaced. (i'm off for another one today)
I guessing its more common with second 3rd etc pregnancy's that they do this early. With your first they tend to wait until your past your due day.
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:14 pm