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Let Me Update You On My Cervix

By dearcrissy |

I have officially reached the point in my pregnancy where I see more of my OB than I see some of my closest friends and family. With weekly visits now, I find myself actually looking forward to having my cervix checked.

Hey, I want to know what’s going on in there!

I also feel strangely eager to share the results of my cervical checks with anyone who will listen — I mean — my friends, family, Twitter followers and blog readers care about my dilation and effacement, right? Sometimes I wonder if it’s TMI.

I do know that cervical dilation and effacement aren’t always a good indicator of when you will go into labor, however, I feel like I have been pregnant for at least three years at this point, and any sort of insight about what is happening at that hidden gateway is fascinating to me.

At my 35-week check-up last week, my OB informed me that my cervix is still completely closed, and that I am 80% effaced.

I’m definitely at the miserable phase of this pregnancy, but I want to keep my baby in as long as I can (you know, within reason), so it was somewhat reassuring to know that I don’t have any dilation yet. Especially when I would have bet a million dollars that she was ready to just fall out!

I’ve often wondered if I can check my own cervix to see if I am dilated, and after stumbling upon this great article by Ceridwen Morris right here on Babble, my question was answered! I only wish I would have found her article earlier, though, I probably would have been checking on things too often.

My next OB appointment is Monday, and I am eager to find out if anything has changed!

So, are status updates about someone’s cervix TMI, in your opinion?

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Crissy is a blogger and stay at home mom who resides in the Midwest with her two children. She has contributed to Babble, allParenting, BabyCenter and New Parent. In addition to writing, she also adores photography. More of her work can be found on her website, Dear Crissy.

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3 thoughts on “Let Me Update You On My Cervix

  1. TigerLilyFP says:

    I believe if you want to tell someone, tell them. Make sure that the person or persons are truly interested. I’ve know some friends of mine weren’t and all of a sudden they weren’t close friends anymore. Other people just don’t want to know anything unless your in labor or don’t care at all. Personally I wouldn’t post it all over the inter webs.

  2. sarahh says:

    I think it depends on where you’re posting it, and why people are following you, or have you added as a contact or friend. If you have a blog that’s all about your pregnancy, then it’s find to post it there in as much detail as you feel comfortable using. People are reading it specifically to hear about pregnancy, and your pregnancy. On the other hand, it’s definitely TMI for general facebook – uncle Bill, your neighbor, half the people you went to high school with and your coworker from 3 jobs ago (or your current one) don’t necessarily want to hear about your cervix, vagina, details about birth, unscensored pictures or videos of birth, etc. Know your audience, in other words. :)

  3. Megan says:

    My friends already know that I’m not shy about posting things – thats why I only friend people who can handle it. You knew my cervical changes play by play! LOL I think it’s interesting…

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