We place them at my hospital. We also all place FSE's. Most of us also do IUPCs, but you have to be checked off on that first (I haven't yet). Anyway, with Cervidil, it's supposed to be placed behind the posterior fornix, but anywhere next to the cervix (not in) is fine. First I check the patient (with a different set of gloves) in order to find out where he cervix is, and if she actually needs Cervidil. Before placing, I always bend the Cervidil once to help release prostaglandin. The Cervidil is straight up and down as I start to place it (where I originally found cervix). Then, I turn it sideways, once I've found where I want it placed. After placement, I ALWAYS tuck the string in the vagina. It is much harder to tuck the string in because the blasted thing tends to get stuck on your finger as you're trying to tuck it in. However, it is well worth it if you can because they rarely fall out this way. After this, I do one more SVE to check placement of the Cervidil, and instruct my patients to only pat dry when they use the restroom. I'm a newer nurse, so I've only placed about 30? Cervidils, but I've only had one fall out. Half of my Cervidils go into labor during the night with a lot of cervical change. The others tend to change minimally if at all. They usually all c/o cramping at about 0300, so I trust my placement. LOL!