so, i had my 36 week MW appt today and was pretty curious to find out if my cervix was dilated or effaced at all since i've had spotting, lost some mucus plug, and had lots of contractions off and on. i figured she'd do a cervical check since i was having my GBS swab today. turns out, they had me swab myself in the bathroom and they don't do cervical checks routinely at any prenatal visits! she said it's not a good indicator of anything really, so there's not a good clinical reason to be sticking fingers up there just for curiosity's sake. which makes perfect sense, but it's just so different from what i'm used to after my first pregnancy with an OB who was more than happy to put me in the stirrups several times during my pregnancy! i guess my MW might check me if i really wanted her to and asked her to at a future visit, but i can't think of a good reason to request that. what do you ladies think?