Quoting Baby girl Due March 13th:" I went to the ER last Thursday night and they examined me for 20 mins and said I wasn't having contractions ... [snip!] ... back pains, intense cramping and lots of pressure so I'm hoping when I go to my check up today they will check for dialation. "
surprised ER took you at all. Most ER"s won't take pregnant women.. they send them straight to L&D.
I certainly wouldnt' let an ER nurse/doctor check my cervix.
and no reason for your doctor to check your cervix at every appt. Some will, some won't. It doesn't really make a difference one way or another.
if the pain is timable, wtih contractions every 3-5 minutes apart, lasting a minute each, consistently for at least 2 hours after you've been drinking plenty of fluids... give L&D a call.