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37+1 Sweep? Confused

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Meglou1006 Wed 13-Nov-19 12:37:27

I’m expecting my first child.
My consultant is a little bit worried about the growth of my baby so offered a sweep to see if I was anywhere near labour.
I had the sweep but she said she couldn’t reach my cervix but could feel baby’s head straight away.
I was just confused by my notes. The notes say
Cx Posterior, head 2cms. not possible to sweep cervix. FHHT 140.
I would just like to know if this means I’m 2cm dilated and if I could still go into labour even though she couldn’t sweep cervix

valentinoandme Wed 13-Nov-19 19:52:15

Head 2cm will mean 2cm above ischial spines (points on your pelvis). If she couldn't do a sweep, this would suggest that your cervix is closed, which would be perfectly normal at 37 weeks, or that it's so far back (posterior) that she couldn't reach it - again perfectly normal. As she couldn't do the sweep then it won't help you go into labour

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