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Saying no to Cervical checks

๐Ÿšจ Cervical checks are not necessary if you and baby are doing well!

  1. A cervical exam done before labor will not accurately predict when labor will start.

  2. An exam will not accurately predict how long it will be before you will birth your baby.

  3. Cervical exams are estimates. They are done by humans without visual reference and guided by what they feel.

  4. Cervical exams can vary depending upon the person giving the exam. Everyone has different finger sizes ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

  5. Remember, Cervical exams are not required during your prenatal appointments. It is not necessary If everyone is doing wel!

  6. The dilation of the cervix can decrease in labor. Sometimes when baby is malpositioned our cervix can swell. It can also swell if you have to many checks.

  7. The risk of infection increases with each cervical exam.

  8. It will not accurately tell you when you will push. 10cm does not necessarily mean force your baby out with hours of pushing!! You may need time to allow your baby to move lower.

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