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What is a pelvic exam? A pelvic exam is an examination of a woman's genital system.
As a midwife, I tend to cringe at the very nature of any intervention being routine or necessary for every client. Routine vaginal exams to assess your cervix during pregnancy are one of my biggest pet peeves.
Although a quick vaginal exam can deliver an abundance of information in terms of cervical effacement, dilatation, membrane integrity and fetal position and station, it is inherently an invasive procedure that may be risky in certain situations.
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