Quote from cassioo
sometimes that cervix is hard to find even when you know what you were looking for. You'd hate to have some partner in there digging around and not knowing what they were feeling for and if they did find it what would they do with it? There's more to cervical exam then finding it..you'd have to teach dialation, effacement, station, what if they put a finger through a placenta???
Hopefully there wouldn't be a placenta across the cervix anyway...as she'd have begun bleeding long ago and placenta previa would have been dx'd. Or even if it hadn't been diagnosed...if it was previa, likely she'd be bleeding and what guy wants to put their fingers in THAT??
Anyway, I checked myself before heading to the hospital. I delivered some two years ago. Citing not wanting to have to go in "early" and just be sitting around in early labor, I took some gloves from the hospital to have on hand. When the time came, I SROM'd. Wanting to know if I was dilated, I donned the glove and sat on the potty (to make it easier to get to my cervix) and checked. I was 2-3 cm. I was familiar with my own anatomy and knew it would be feasible
a) my belly wasn't all that large, relatively
b) I'd mastered my own awkward checks/retreivals since I'd used intravaginal contraception before.
Now, obviously, since I'd SROM'd I knew I'd have to go to hospital anyway...but I just wanted to know the goings on "in there".:chuckle