Quoting Safka9973:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Clk:</b>" True, especially under nails. I guess I don't understand ... [snip!] ... going on in MY vagina than someone else. Then I can tell how close I'm getting and even feel my baby's head in the process."
It doesn't tell you how close you are. You can be dilated at 2cm for weeks even months before labor. With my first I didn't dilate until labor. It's not that important to know. I would ask that people at least be as sterile as they can when sticking fingers up vagina such as wearing gloves. When we, females, are pregnant our hormones make it easier to have a UTI.