I've been hospitalized for preterm labor which many of you know, I'm still contracting despite meds and bedrest and my cervix is paper thin, some dilation, head is very low, etc., which has been going on for weeks now. My doctor and I agreed there would be no more cervical checks whatsoever several weeks ago because he does not want to risk setting off labor. He did say if something "changed" he may need to look. So, I have been sitting here for three days now not saying anything about the changes I've been feeling because I don't want a cervical exam. But...basically it feels like something is sitting in my vagina. Low. Like I suspect I would feel something if I put my finger in maybe two inches. I did some reading and it sounds like that sensation can come from a bulging bag or from a prolapsed cord (which is an emergency for baby). I am worried that if it is a bulging bag, a cervical check could rupture the membranes. Also worried that if it is a prolapsed cord that if I don't have it checked, something bad could happen.
So, wise MDC mamas, what would you do? Would I be having other signs of prolapsed cord and how likely is it that it could have prolapsed given my water has not broken? TIA
x-posted in I'm pregnant