Today I had my 38 week appointment and she checked me for dilation/effacement. 1.5 cm and 70 effaced, nothing exciting. Anyways, the other 2 exams gave me slight discomfort after but nothing major. After the exam todsy I am dying!!! I bled right after and have been spotting since. I can hardly walk because it feels like I took a baseball bat to my lower belly : Has anyone else noticed having more discomfort after checks the farther along you are? This is awful.