Think About Keeping Your Pants On!

I read a great blog post today by a Certified Nurse Midwife about the usefulness (or actually, the possible emotional harm!) of vaginal exams prior to the beginning of labor. I think this is a great read and good information to take to heart, especially for those women who are having a VBAC.

The question I always ask is this…. ‘Will the information gained from THIS vaginal exam change what we are going to do today?’ In your present situation, unless you are considering being induced a vaginal exam is irrelevant. What do I mean irrelevant…it does not change what we are going to do TODAY and things can literally change overnight. Because of this, I encourage you to avoid all vaginal exams until you think you are in labor and are having a labor check or you are preparing for an induction.

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Head over to this blog and read the entire article! At your next appointment, think about keeping your pants on! Skip This Routine!

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1 comment so far

  1. Nicole on

    Thanks for the link on both blogs. I LOVE the visual aid you have here!! I definitley wouldn’t want her checking my cervix LOL….


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