Did anyone check there own cervix in late pregnancy? I ask because i was talking to a firend today and she asked me if i was dilating and i told her i did not know i have not been checked yet but i will be at my next apt on the 31st. She looked at me kinda oddly and goes oh you can check if your dilated yourself. Is that even safe? i was shocked by her statment so it got me to wondering has anyone ever done this befor?
I have not, my cervix is too sensitive and I don't let anybody near it, lol. But I know you can and I don't think it's weird or odd at all. It's your body, you should know what goes on with it...I think, anyway.
Many women check their own cervix's for many reasons. For charting cycles, fertility, and during pregnancy. It is perfectly safe if you wash your hands first. No more risky than having your doctor do it, probably less as they are more likely to introduce germs that your body isn't used to. You would have to be checking throughout your pregnancy to tell dilation in the end of pregnancy.