I was just wondering since I am having a planned c-section this time since I ended up having a c-section for my daughter if my doctors appointments are going to be different then if I was planning on a normal vaginal delivery? Will I still be checked for any dilation or thinning of the cervix or anything or will he just assume that there isn`t a possibility of me going into labor early so he wont bother?
He should still check you. Especially since this is your 2nd child. Good luck
I am having a planned c section, and they still check my cervix. I guess it depends on the doctors, and if you have a past history of premature labor with previous babies or this pregnancy.
Great question. I wondered this with my second baby…after a 1st unplanned c-section. NOT ONCE was my cervix checked in my last month….I think they just schedule you a bit earlier than your due date. The only time I was given an internal exam (other than first visit) with my 2nd was when I complained about pressure & pelvic discomfort.
But, it was totally weird because every time I went in during the last month or so- I kept wondering if I was getting close because sometimes they say 2nd babys come faster. I was afraid of going into labor. And every time I came back from the doc my mom would say..”any news?” And, I would just say- I dunno I guess we’ll see if I make it to the scheduled due date? Stupid huh? Maybe your doc will be different.
I am almost 30 weeks along with my 3rd baby (3rd csection) and I have yet to be “checked” vaginally. I go in, get weighed, pee, my belly gets measured and I am given the chance to ask questions… that’s about it… oh and I still only see the doctor once per month… and I only have 10 weeks to go until the baby comes.
They might check you towards the very end to make sure you arent going into labor or likely going into labor before your planned c-section date.
Good question! I am also facing the chance of having a repeat c section this time. I am hoping to VBAC so I don’t know what will happen. I am in the same boat as you.
I am 22 weeks and started seeing my Peri at 13 weeks. He never has checked me. (I was checked at my first appt. with the ob then switched to the Peri. diff. office and hosp.) this will be my 4th c-sect. first 2 emerg. 3rd and 4th planned.