I am terrible when it comes to hypochondria (sp?) with this pregnancy! I'm embarrassed to say that since I first read this post I've thought of nothing but 'incompetent cervix'. I know that I'm being irrational, but I even dreamed about it the night after I read this thread. I've googled it, read every chapter on it in all of my pregnancy books, convinced myself that the niggley little cramps I've been having must be it. But your post has put this bed! I haven't had the" tennis ball bursting through my perineum" feeling, or anything else to indicate that anything is wrong; I have nothing in my background or medical history that could cause it, either.Your info proved that I'm just a big sooky lala who's super paranoid and who should STOP googling bad things about pregnancy!