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1 year ago

No one tells you being checked for dilation HURTS!!

Why does no one talk about the fact that being checked for dilation hurts?! Omg I was NOT expecting that at all! I’ve read that people compare it to a Pap smear?! No way.. for me it was like a rod was being rammed up in me. So painful!! Anyone else experience this? My dr said his head was so low he had to go up and around to get to the cervix but seriously so painful!
No one tells you being checked for dilation HURTS!!

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1 year ago

Insanely painful!! I used to thrash my legs and grit my teeth and cry and grip my husband’s hand for dear life. He would buy me a frosty at Wendy’s after every OB appointment to make up for it 😂 His face was so hilarious when they did my first check after the epidural because there was absolutely zero reaction. And at my 6 week post partum checkup it was also easy peasy I think it must be worse for first time moms

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1 year ago

Yes at 6 weeks. But I swear to you I felt NOTHING then and I was in excruciating pain while pregnant (same doctor same technique). It’s really much better after birth I promise!

1 year ago

Wait what? They check you again post partum?? 😟

1 year ago

My midwives don't do cervical checks as part of routine care. With my first I was check after 9 hours of labor (was 10 cm). And with my 2nd we check at 41+3 (I was 5 or cm) & he was born 2 days later. Cervical dilation is not an accurate guide of when baby will be born. You could be 8 cm & something startles you & you go back down to 5 cm. Or you can jump from 3 cm to 10cm in a hour.

1 year ago

I kinda guessed it was gonna hurt just because of what was involved and pap smears were always hell for me anyway. After I was admitted to the hospital I told them to check dilation only if they absolutely had to.😓 still hurt every time until I got an epidural.

1 year ago

Yeah, my doctor made me bleed from stretching. Hurt so bad

1 year ago

When i was being check i accidentally kicked the lady in the face lmfao. I had a contraction with her hand up there

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1 year ago

😂

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