This video shows how to perform a pelvic exam of a pregnant woman in labor.
Pelvic exam a thorough pelvic examination is necessary in all pregnant women during the exam your doctor will check your cervix for any abnormalities and signs of infection.
During the final weeks of pregnancy pelvic exam is performed to find out effacement and dilation of cervix position of the cervix how far into the pelvis the baby is descended presentation of the baby the pelvic exam towards the final week of the pregnancy also has an advantage.
During pregnancy youre likely to have a number of prenatal check ups with your care provider these check ups are to monitor your health and wellbeing as well as to check on the growth and development of your baby some doctors and midwives offer pelvic examinations as part of their prenatal.
Pelvic examination during pregnancy is used to detect a number of clinical conditions such as anatomical abnormalities and sexually transmitted infections to evaluate the size of a womans pelvis pelvimetry and to assess the uterine cervix so as to be able to detect signs of cervical incompetence associated with recurrent midtrimester.
A pelvic exam is an examination of the internal and external organs in your pelvis including the vagina vulva uterus cervix rectum ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Span classnews_dtsep 11 2018spannbsp018332the pelvic examination usually consists of a softtissue evaluation of the lower and upper genital tract as well as the urethra bladder and rectum the bony pelvis is not typically part of a standard pelvic examination but may be evaluated in early or late pregnancy or in the case of known trauma.