So every pregnant mom knows what a cervical check is, but in case there is anyone out there in the veiwing audience that does not, it is a procedure done during labor by a practitioner (the mom's OB, Midwife or L&D nurse) to check cervical dilation. During the first stage of labor the cervix (the mouth of the uterus that essentially keeps the baby safely inside) dilates, or opens, from 0 cm to 10 cm. Once the cervix is at 10 cm dilation, mom is genrally considered "complete"
Are you sick of that question yet? It's the most common one asked of preganant omen. The supermarket checkout person, the teller at the bank, seems like everywhere you go, someone is prying that information out of you.
Have you really thought about your due date? How is it determined? How accurate is it? What if I go past it? This topic is particularly personal for me. I was only technically 'early' with one of my babies, the other four were considered 'late.' I don't like t