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If a sweep worked, how long before labour started?

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TriciaMcM Mon 17-Nov-14 17:34:49

Asking this as 40+6 and had a fast labour first time around!

Thanks flowers

PoppyWearer Mon 17-Nov-14 17:38:02

Sweep in the morning, full-on contractions started in the evening.

Good luck!

MrsRaegan Mon 17-Nov-14 17:39:48

Sweep at 10am, hospital at 11pm and DS was born at 5.37am.

But I was 2cm dilated when I got the sweep.

gymboywalton Mon 17-Nov-14 17:39:54

before i left the room
literally, midwife had a fiddle and BOOM! contraction started.
had sweep about 12 lunchtime and baby born at 6pm
i was 40 +10

TriciaMcM Mon 17-Nov-14 17:56:10

Ok, think I'll make sure my labour bag is in the boot of the car when I go for appointment so! Thanks for replies smile

ButterflyOfFreedom Mon 17-Nov-14 18:00:54

Sweep about 5pm; contractions started about 2am; DS born at 1.45pm.

Good luck!

Paully06 Mon 17-Nov-14 19:05:30

I had sweep this morning, and still waiting for some kind of result sad Im 40+9 praying something happens soon!!! Good luck xx

larryphilanddave Mon 17-Nov-14 20:51:49

Close relative - sweep around lunchtime, contractions started at 7pm, baby born 4 hours later.

Good luck!

LovedandLoyal Mon 17-Nov-14 21:50:42

Sweep at 11am but was already 4cm dilated at this point. Labour started one hour later grin

RosieProbert Mon 17-Nov-14 21:52:36

Ooh can I join! I'm 38+3 and I had a sweep at 2.30 this afternoon. I was 2cm dilated when I was examined! I so hope this is it! Been having tightenings since really.
Good luck!
I feel like I'm gaining a labour friend now smile

TriciaMcM Wed 19-Nov-14 11:54:55

Just an update. Sweep at 3.30pm, contractions started at 7pm... and stopped! They were regular 5-7 mins apart lasting 1min but never got very painful & stopped later in the evening. Oh well smile

RosieProbert Wed 19-Nov-14 14:45:48

Nothing going here either angry
Although, I think I am losing my mucus plug so that's good. I'm booked in for another sweep on Friday but I'm hoping for some action before then!

tabbycat28 Sat 22-Nov-14 17:00:28

I had an attempted sweep at 41+3, the midwife couldn't perform it properly as my cervix wasn't 'favourable'. Went into labour the next day, so you never know smile

Madallie Sat 29-Nov-14 00:13:19

Both times had a sweep early afternoon. Both times was told cervix wasn't favourable and I still had a while to wait. First time waters broke at 4am next morning, second time contractions started about 2am!!

RosieProbert Sat 29-Nov-14 11:37:39

I had a tantrum on Monday afternoon after trying to go to the shops and having a terrible stitch like pain.
Went to mau at the hosp and had another sweep and my waters went an hour later on the obs ward.
They didn't believe me how strong my contractions were but about half hour later I was 4cm. That was 5.30 pm, dd was born at 12.21 smile

splodge77 Sat 29-Nov-14 20:56:39

Had sweep, 12 hours later latent labour started, real labour started about 24 hours later. 11 hours after that DS born. So it kick started things but still took a loooong time to get to the actual birth!

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