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kaydanielle07
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Registered: ‎03-17-2014

Self Checking Cervix for Dilation

Hello, so I have a question about self-checking a cervix for dilation. I am 35 weeks pregnant with baby #2 and have never tried checking/examining my own cervix before. I am convinced that my little guy will be here early this time around and so out of curiosity I decided to try and check for dilation myself. I was careful about making sure my hands were very clean and being VERY gentle. Anyway, my question is, is there a possibility that the cervical opening I feel is not dilation? I went in with two fingers and found my cervix fairly quickly. I was very soft but I couldn't find any opening at all. So I reached further back and found a wide slit towards the back of my cervix. The opening felt like a pair of lips and I could easily fit more than two fingers up to the knuckle. Is it possible that I am dilated or did I manage to find a weird pocket or something behind my cervix. Thanks!

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chuston11895
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Registered: ‎04-01-2014

Re: Self Checking Cervix for Dilation

Im sorry I cant help answer ur question but ur baby isnt considered full term until 37 weeks. Please becareful preterm labor is scary.
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HostTammy
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Registered: ‎05-28-2013

Re: Self Checking Cervix for Dilation

I would not recomend doing this. Please talk to your doctor if you need to know exactly whats going on with your body.

 

Tammy

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