Your cervix can be dialated to 3 for weeks. Or it can stay at 2 after hours of intense active labor. Checks have the potential to irritate and introduce bacteria. I totally opt out until active labor.
I thought they were crazy painful and my practice doesn't do them til you're overdue...even my almost 42 week on sucked!
Questions: When your water broke, was it like a slow trickle? Also, any advice of how to prepare for water breaking and going into labor at work, in public, etc?
I have a question for all mom's out there...Is a bottle sterilizer really a necessity? Can't I just use a dish washer?
@ea301 your baby is impressive! My cousin used this side sleeping wedge thing for her daughter. If LO is in the (awesome) halo sack, I imagine she wouldn't be able to go onto her stomach with the wedge.
@BabyRobbinsAdventure I have been there, you will have to get up more. Take pain killers, and get up and move, it sucks, I know but it's the only way. Also, do you have a recliner that you can sit and lay back in? If you go between the bed and a recliner or chair, it helps just to sit on a different shape.