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This is probably a stupid question but... ☼ M Due November 25 (boy); Clearwater, 528 posts
28th Oct '12

I was wondering if I could check to see if I am dilated/effaced at home???
I have an appointment Friday but have had so much pressure and pain the past few days I'm getting anxious lol! If I can't, no big deal, it would just be fun to find out.



I'm 35 weeks... ugh these last few weeks are going to kill meee

Barnett Babies Due February 22; 10 kids; Indiana 1770 posts
28th Oct '12

Not a good idea at all..Doc's don't even like to do anything that may manipulate the cervix..I would say Don't do it!!

Annie Jordan Due December 8 (boy); Joplin, Missouri 24 posts
28th Oct '12

That would be awesome to findout!!! It would come in handy

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
28th Oct '12

You can check for yourself. I'm not sure how to do it, but I remember a few ladies on here about a year or so talking about it.

Barnett Babies Due February 22; 10 kids; Indiana 1770 posts
28th Oct '12
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1&1 We're Done! 2 kids; Nevada 10963 posts
28th Oct '12

Technically yes, but honestly if you have no experience with it its just better to wait and let the doc do it.

Tania Routheaux Due April 8; Sarnia, Ontario 16 posts
28th Oct '12

Pressure is a good thing... That means the babe is moving farther down... and this will also help u to dialate...I know how excited you are getting but just hang tight.. go for walks that will help... and for future referance the only stupid question is the one never asked... i searched for your question and heres the link to what i found http://prepforlabor.tripod.com/id14.html but I personally would wait till fridays doc appointment

☼ M Due November 25 (boy); Clearwater, 528 posts
28th Oct '12

Sounds like I'm gonna wait lol! Thank you ladies. I don't want to do anything that might hurt him or cause infection or ANYTHING so I will wait. I didn't think it'd be dangerous but it's worth waiting for!

Tania Routheaux Due April 8; Sarnia, Ontario 16 posts
28th Oct '12

thats a great decision.... and the babe will come in no time

Barnett Babies Due February 22; 10 kids; Indiana 1770 posts
29th Oct '12
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