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How soon after stretch and sweep did you go into labour?

(17 Posts)
Baz13 Wed 02-Nov-16 07:43:01

Had a stretch and sweep yesterday at 40+2 and i'm 2-3 cm dilated. All through the night I was having contractions that were more uncomfortable than painful.

With my DC2 I was 2-3 cm for a week before they induced me, and she came at 40+2. This time I have dilated by myself so wondering how long people dilated and went into labour with stretch and sweeps. I won't get another one done until a week later! sad

Flisspaps Wed 02-Nov-16 07:44:16

About 8 days later with DD when I was induced.

TalkingSheds Wed 02-Nov-16 07:45:27

I delivered within 24 hours of my sweep. I was 6 days over due and 1 cm dilated.
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Soubriquet Wed 02-Nov-16 07:46:13

I had my sweep Monday afternoon. Had another Wednesday morning and he was born that night

Kel1234 Wed 02-Nov-16 08:05:18

I was due on Sunday 30th, I started having contractions on the Tuesday (40+2), they continued right up until I had my sweep on the Friday (40+5) at 3pm.
(I was offered a sweep on the Wednesday but declined as I wanted to see if things professed as I was having contractions. Little miss or mr's head wasn't fully engaged, so things didn't progress as they should).
Anyway I had my sweep at 3pm on the Friday. I went to the birth centre at 9pm that night (was told to time my contractions, and go when they were so far apart lasting for so long). My waters didn't break naturally, so I was dilating slowly. The midwife broke my waters at 3am, which made the contractions a lot stronger, and my baby was born at 6.58am, (at 40+6).
So a very long early labour but technically only 4 hours since waters being broken to birth.

MinisWin Wed 02-Nov-16 10:09:38

Sweep Tuesday afternoon, also 2-3cm and delivered Thursday morning.

Abstardust Wed 02-Nov-16 10:13:37

Had sweep tuesday, 40 weeks, gave birth Saturday morning. Contractions did start on off Thursday

WoopWoop200 Wed 02-Nov-16 10:35:37

I had DS within 24hrs of a sweep. Midwife did one, i went to toilet and water was pouring out of me. She wouldn't believe my waters had broke though and said it was normal to have a bit of discharge after one!

Strokethefurrywall Wed 02-Nov-16 16:13:40

37+6 - Had sweep at 9am at 3cm (no contractions) - waters broke 11am, contractions started, DS1 arrived at 4pm.

If your cervix is favorable it can definitely move things along.

Baz13 Wed 02-Nov-16 18:49:35

Thank you for sharing your stories- things are definitely going in the right direction, having mild contractions all day but no regularity to them or intensity...yet!

Midwife said my waters were bulging when she did the sweep, just wished she'd sent me in or they break spontaneously...Will most likely still be posting on here next week haha

Dixiechick17 Wed 02-Nov-16 23:50:02

I was 2-3cm when I had my sweep at 40 weeks, waters bulging, could feel the head and could stretch to 4cm. I popped at 40+5 and progressed very quickly, DD arrived just over five hours after my first contraction.

IneedAdinosaurNickname Wed 02-Nov-16 23:53:39

Mw tried to do a stretch and sweep when I was 41 +3 with ds2. Apparently my cervix was so tightly closed it was as if I wasn't pregnant let alone overdue.
That was late afternoon iirc.

Contractions started at 9pm the same day
He was born at 11pm that night.

MillieMoodle Wed 02-Nov-16 23:56:39

I had an attempted sweep at 40+5, cervix was soft but very posterior and closed, so midwife couldn't do sweep.

Had another at 40+9, different midwife said she couldn't really reach but cervix felt soft, still very posterior, she thought still closed so couldn't do sweep. That was at 2.30pm. Contractions started at 6pm and DS2 was born at 2.40am the next morning. Waters went by themselves as I was pushing. Had resigned myself to being induced so was very relieved!

I had a sweep at 41+1 & 3cm dilated. DD arrived 17 hours later.

Pluto30 Thu 03-Nov-16 06:19:26

With DS1, I went into labour less than 12 hours after my sleep. I had him at 41w2.

Failed sweeps with both DS2 and DD1, but had them both without the need for an induction at 41w4 and 42w0. I was dilated at both, but no budging.

I've been told that there's only a 25% chance of a sweep working, and it's hugely dependent on how dilated and effaced you are. If the baby isn't already about to go, a sweep is unlikely to get them moving.

MrsLen Thu 03-Nov-16 11:22:09

Hi ladies,

I'm 39+2 and LO is showing no signs of wanting to come out so think sweep will be on the cards when I see mw on Monday.

Quick question as DH will be at work I'll need to drive myself to mw. Did you have any problems driving after 40 weeks and also after sweep? Xx

Choccyhobnob Thu 03-Nov-16 11:56:38

About 3 hours. I was 41+0, had sweep at 11 when I was apparently 1-2cm dilated, contractions started at 2pm, baby arrived at 8.30pm

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