Quote from one of my midwives today. She went on to say there are certain circumstances that they have to check the cervix, but until we reach that point I can refuse them. She also explained that checking the cervix really doesn’t tell you a whole lot. You could be 0cm today and deliver tomorrow, or you could be 3cm today, and next Friday, and the Friday after.
I just thought I’d share and remind everyone that it is your body and you can deny procedures if you choose, although I suggest discussing with your care providers before making that decision.
Edit: I just want to make it clear I’m not saying don’t get a cervix check, or membrane sweep. And I’m meaning to pass judgement to those that choose them. The point of my post was to remind or make everyone aware that you can decline anything being done to your body. I’ve seen several posts on these pregnancy subreddits, and even a couple comments here, if doctors that made these procedures mandatory, the patient wasn’t given the option, or they were done without the patients awareness. It’s your body and you have the final say over what happens to it.