I went to my 39 week OB appointment yesterday. Again I waited an hour and half - yuck.
I'm really hoping that is going to be my last appointment because I absolutely HATE having internal exams. Never in my life have I been okay with internal exams - hell I didn't even see my first "girly doctor" until I was 23 years old and that was because I was engaged and I wanted to get birth control and they refused to give me a prescription until I had a pap exam.
This one was no different from the rest. I'm not quite sure what he was trying to accomplish but by the time he stopped I was voicing how much it hurt, begging him to stop and trying to crawl backwards away from his hand. Rebekah said that he might have been trying - or succeeding - in stripping my membranes in order to induce some dilation in my cervix, but I'm really not sure. Online, people say that stripping of the membranes gives some severe cramps and has a feeling like peeing on yourself. I didn't have either of those so I think he was just being very forceful. I understand I'm going to go through a lot of pain in regards to labor so I should just stop balking at every pain right now - but these kinds of exams just seem unnecessary.
SOME good news from the torturous experience was that he said I'm dilated a half a centimeter. He followed that by saying if I'd let him continue his exam he would have gotten me a full centimeter.
No thank you.