I had a sweep on Sunday and plenty of 'show' throughout Monday, bit of a bleed and some period type cramps afterwards.
Had my second sweep this afternoon and the mw really gave it some welly, saying, there's no point in just tickling the cervix! It was pretty uncomfortable but hopefully things will get going. I've been having pains and crampsa ever since and little one is really fidgeting about in there!
I'm 40+10 now and really want him out before they induce me on Friday.
I had a sweep and dd2 arrived the next day. I was 40+6 though, so not sure if she would have come anyway. If your cervix is unfavourable the midwife won't be able to do it anyway I don't think. Fingers crossed for you
When I was 4 days late I had a sweep around 2pm, by 6pm I started getting twinges, by 9pm I was on the way to hospital and 20 mins after midnight I gave birth to my baby boy, so yes in my case it worked ! Good luck x