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I definitely don't get a cervical exam every week from 35 on. my dr. asked if I wanted it at 37 (or maybe 38?) weeks last time, and said it was optional.
I opted for it last time but this time I think I'll hold off till at least 39 unless I'm having contractions or if I change my mind (I reserve the right!!)
I won't be getting one until probably 38 weeks. I feel it will be kinda pointless to get one on my visit on Thurs being only 36, and I feel the same way at 37 unless I'm having questionable labor symptoms.
But I will say that I WAS surprised at my last visit b/c I'd forgotten it was time for my Strep B test so I didn't get to 'prepare' down there. Luckily I was fairly well groomed, but that was literally just by chance! I should probably pay more attention to it from now on. I'll also try and make sure my toenails are painted pretty from here on out so they look nice whenever I deliver. I remember the nurses last time commented on them when I was delivering DD.. Lol.
we get them every week starting at 35 weeks from my OB. It is optional, however; I get them every week. I like knowing my progress and also if I go into labor and delivery knowing what the status of my cervix was last week can be a great help.