Cervix checks?

I had a cervix check last week because I was having braxton hicks contractions every couple of minutes. It was not my doctor, but a nurse in L&D. She was soo rough! She had me put my fists under my hips because she could not reach my cervix, which was fine, but she shoved her hand up there so hard. When I would check my cervix for ovulation I could reach it with a finger or two and did not have to force my way up. Is this how all cervix checks will be? I am nervous for them now.