Is anyone checking their own cervix?

I’ve been reading up on it and checking for effacement doesn’t sound scary at all. (Sounds really similar to checking your own cervix for position while TTC). I guess it’s just feeling if it’s getting lower and softer but checking the dilation, actually putting my fingers in my own cervix opening weirds me out and sounds scary. Has anyone tried it? Did anyone’s doctor or midwife say it’s ok? Any tips or tricks if I get up the nerve?