I've never heard of this and must admit the thought makes me squirm a bit! Why would you do it? Do you know what you are feeling for? How do you know you wouldn't create problems, i.e. poking too much, germs, etc? I really hope you mean sex with DH and not that he has a good look and a poke every now and again!!!! [shock}
Of course I mean sex I think it may put him off forever if I told him just to poke about. . As for your other questions that's what I was asking for. I did check cervical position when ttc so I am assuming it is possible while pregnant.
I still wouldn't know why you would want to do this on your own!!! There surely could be risks associated with you doing it?! (mentioned above) and you would not necessarily know what you were feeling for. Leave it up to the professionals.
I asked my midwife if my DH could check my cervix when I am in labour. I would really like to stay home as long as possible before we head off to the hospital. I could of course do it myself if I am still able to get my arm around my bump!
She said it would be fine as long as he knew what to feel for. We are both very comfortable with my body so I doubt we will have any problems. However, she did advise us to use latex gloves.
I would advise every woman to familiarize herself with her vagina before and after pregnancy/birth.
"I would advise every woman to familiarize herself with her vagina before and after pregnancy/birth." How and why Snusmumriken? I may sound like an idiot but I'm not sure why! I understand the wanting to know what is going on with your body etc but don't understand the need to know it inside out! How does your husband know what to look for when you're in labour?
I am not sure if the cervix will change positions. I will have to ask my midwife the next time I see her. Although, I certainly hope it will! Anything to make the babies path shorter and faster.
Thanks for the question. If I understood your position correctly, you can understand the benefit of 'knowing your body', but you are not sure why you would need to know it 'inside out'.
I agree with you that it is beneficial to at least attempt to 'know our bodies' and I also believe that a crucial aspect of that process would be to familiarize ourselves with our reproductive organs. After all they are a vital part of our body.
Thus, I think that it is advisable for women to be familiar with their vagina/cervix for the same reason that I believe it is advisable for women to be familiar with their breasts or indeed any part of their body. We are better able to detect any potential abnormalities if we know what the norm is.
Furthermore, in regards to our genitalia, I have found that my sex life improved drastically once I became familiar and comfortable with my body inside and out!
Thanks for the answer, though aside from the sarcasm at my expense I do see why you would do it I still do not agree this this being a necessary part of childbirth (if your DH does it) or life! Yes breasts you could feel a lump or abnormality, but not necessarily with the cervix! Still, I hope you have fun with DH poking around in there! Each to their own!
Snusmumriken - Maybe you should try reading your "tongue-in-cheek" answer back to yourself to find that it just sounds sarcastic! Maybe your responses do work better face to face! Thanks anyway. I'm afraid working in a hospital has put me off bodies to some extent! Though obviously not all bodies!