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katcarls:Just FYI, you can decline them if you want to. Cervical dilation isn't an indicator of when you will go into labor anyway.
I thought my doctor started them at 36 weeks, but I was wrong. Because of the false "hope" it gives some women, plus the cramps and discomfort, they don't perform them until you're just about due.
I'm definitely ok with that!
Just try to relax and breathe through it. I know easier said than done!
I had my third one today...and I was 2cm. Let me tell you...I wasn't uncomfortable at all, so I think it gets better once you dilate more