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Curious. CallMeDobby Due December 3; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Australia 2505 posts
Mar 4th '13

I have a midwife appointment tomorrow and will be 39+4, I haven't had an appointment since 37 weeks and that was with my doctor. I am wondering if the midwife will want to check me for dialation, and if so can I refuse? I really dont see it as nessecary is all. TIA.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
Mar 4th '13

yes and yes.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 8124 posts
Mar 4th '13

You can always refuse.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
Mar 4th '13

Not necessarily and yes you can refuse if they do. It isn't always common practice. For me it doesn't matter because I dilate early and then go past my due date.

user banned 2 kids; Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic 17415 posts
Mar 4th '13

No. From my experience here in australia they won't check. They never check unless there's another reason ie prior to induction.

Viv ♥ 3 kids; ., TX, United States 15329 posts
status Mar 4th '13

My midwives do NOT check.
And you can absolutely refuse someone putting their fingers in your vagina.

CallMeDobby Due December 3; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Australia 2505 posts
Mar 4th '13
Quoting THE KATIE PRICE:" No. From my experience here in australia they won't check. They never check unless there's another reason ie prior to induction."


They did with my last but that was mainly because I was 40 weeks and they wanted to do a stretch and sweep which at the time I never knew what they were about to do, till it was being done, lol.

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1129 posts
Mar 4th '13
Quoting THE KATIE PRICE:" No. From my experience here in australia they won't check. They never check unless there's another reason ie prior to induction."


In New Zealand and Australia midiwives and doctors arent aloud to. The only time they will check here is if you are in labour and not progressing or if something is going on and even then they use the duck bill and just look

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
Mar 4th '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" My midwives do NOT check. And you can absolutely refuse someone putting their fingers in your vagina."


this!! midwives (or most of them) dont check because it can induce labor by accident. my midwife didnt and wouldnt until i asked but only did because i was over 40 weeks

user banned 2 kids; Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic 17415 posts
Mar 4th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amber Willcocks:</b>" They did with my last but that was mainly because I was 40 weeks and they wanted to do a stretch and sweep which at the time I never knew what they were about to do, till it was being done, lol."</blockquote>




Same I had a sweep down- not knowing til after!

Viv ♥ 3 kids; ., TX, United States 15329 posts
status Mar 4th '13
Quoting Krystie321:" this!! midwives (or most of them) dont check because it can induce labor by accident. my midwife didnt and wouldnt until i asked but only did because i was over 40 weeks"


it very very rarely can cause labor.
It can cause irritation, bleeding or pain. And it's unnecessary. It tells you nothing and does not indicate when labor will happen for the mom.

CallMeDobby Due December 3; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Australia 2505 posts
Mar 4th '13
Quoting Caimma:" In New Zealand and Australia midiwives and doctors arent aloud to. The only time they will check here ... [snip!] ... here is if you are in labour and not progressing or if something is going on and even then they use the duck bill and just look"

Maybe in NZ they aren't allowed to but here they do, they just generally wait till 40 weeks. I was only curious because Im so close to full term.

ThatsAlotaNuts Australia 2597 posts
Mar 4th '13

Mine didnt till i was in labour

Cjmason Due July 20 (girl); 1 child; Tennessee 212 posts
Mar 4th '13

With my first pregnancy, the doctor checked me around 36 ish weeks. They wanted to make sure I wasnt or wanted to see if I had dilated. You can refuse.