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Can't feel my cervix???! amanda (: 1 child; North Providence, 208 posts
17th Mar '09

So I went to my midwife today and she measures me, tells me I'm thinning out nicely (couldn't tell me how much >_>) and then she "tried" to check my cervix. AFAIK the head is pretty down in there, but she can't even FEEL my cervix. Like, wth?
Okay, let me explain that better.
She reached in and started wigglin' her fingers down there and supposedly "felt" that the baby was low, but my cervix was so far back she can't even check to see if I'm dilated. She said she couldn't even get a hold of it and pull it forward to see how far I was, but didn't seem concerned.
So anyway, I guess I was just wondering, has anyone had this told to them?
Or does anyone know what this means?

amanda (: 1 child; North Providence, 208 posts
17th Mar '09

She's still trying to tell me I can go into labor before our next appt on Tuesday, the day before I'm officially 40 wks.

1best mommy Due November 30; 2 kids; Gulfport, Mississippi 172 posts
17th Mar '09

it sounds like they don't know what the hell they are doing . i have never heard of that

Scubakitty ♥ 15 kids; Washington, District of Columbia 4976 posts
17th Mar '09

Wow, I've never heard of them pulling it forward to feel it. Um, ouch?



I mean, my doctor couldn't feel my cervix when she checked me at one of my last few appointments, but she also couldn't feel my son's head or if my cervix was thinning out....

Leah + 3 (: 3 kids; Odenville, Alabama 2419 posts
17th Mar '09

It happend to me,mine was like far back but my doc would be able to get to feel it every time but it hurt! really bad!

ETA: she had to push really hard and she had to push on my belly at the same time to be able to feel it. just thinking about it makes me hurt!

Sharonblueyes{EBFB} 3 kids; Sequim, Washington 23124 posts
17th Mar '09

Yeah, sometimes its just way high up there and you cant reach it with your fingers! :) Your cervix moves around a lot actually, sometimes its higher and sometimes its lower.
Generally if you cant feel it, getting up and going to the bathroom will move it lower.

amanda (: 1 child; North Providence, 208 posts
17th Mar '09

Well I think she should know what she's talking about, even thought I really don't want to believe it...She's been doing this for like 15 years or something, idk.. I hope it's not me. I always feel like she's more clueless than I am, but she's the doc, soooo...
Dunno

amanda (: 1 child; North Providence, 208 posts
17th Mar '09
Quoting Aidans.Mommy:
amanda (: 1 child; North Providence, 208 posts
17th Mar '09
Quoting Sharonblueyes{BBC}:
Leah + 3 (: 3 kids; Odenville, Alabama 2419 posts
17th Mar '09
Quoting Jacob Lukas' mommy :-):
amanda (: 1 child; North Providence, 208 posts
17th Mar '09
Quoting Aidans.Mommy:
Sharonblueyes{EBFB} 3 kids; Sequim, Washington 23124 posts
17th Mar '09
Quoting Aidans.Mommy:
amanda (: 1 child; North Providence, 208 posts
17th Mar '09
Quoting Sharonblueyes{BBC}:
amanda (: 1 child; North Providence, 208 posts
17th Mar '09

But thanks for the info/advice! Now I have something to tell my mom, because she's a worry wart. (sp?)

Sharonblueyes{EBFB} 3 kids; Sequim, Washington 23124 posts
17th Mar '09
Quoting Jacob Lukas' mommy :-):