Post # 1
I keep reading how uncomfortable and painful cervical checks can be but but I’ve had 3 and none of them bothered me at all – am I in the minority? maybe I just have a gentle midwife? not complaining! 🙂 just curious.
I should say i’ve had some minor cramping following my check yesterday and a little spotting following my check last week but other than that nothing major.
Post # 3
For me they were slightly uncomfortable, but nowhere near “painful” or “hurting”.
Post # 4
So far just uncomfortable. About the same (maybe a little more uncomfortable) as a pap smear. Think things are just a little more swollen down there. Sex is also a little uncomfortable for me too…. But certainly not painful.
Post # 5
For me, it depended on who was doing them.
Some were no big thing, they barely even registered. Less bothersome than a pap smear.
Some were so painful I burst into tears. They really could go either way, but with the amount they hurt WHEN they hurt, I’m dreading them worse than delivery.
Post # 6
When I was pregnant I didn’t have any cervical checks until I was giving birth and the midwife checked my dilation. Could I ask why you were all getting all of these checks, because they’re not routine in my country?