I talking to my two friends yesterday (both due in June) and one mentioned she was going to start doing self cervix checks to see if she was dilated. Aside from many people believing that they are not really an accurate way to see how soon delivery will come, the other friend freaked out and said how unsafe it was and how it could give the baby an infection from pushing bacteria around. I honestly hadn't thought much of it, but I sort of don't see how different it is than having sex at this point... at least Friend 1 was going to wash her hands and use a glove, I'm pretty sure DH isn't going to bother soaping up before DTD!
I'm not super-interested in the importance of doing the exams or not (at home or at your midwife/OB office) but if anyone knows why they might cause infection if sex is still okay. Thoughts?