Nearly 42 weeks and had my overdue appointment yesterday. Baby and I are both very well, all measurements and blood flow good, head has been engaged for at least over a week. This is DC2. DC1 was SVD at 39+4, birthed in MLU.
No inkling as to going into labour. Just doesn't feel like it and hasn't at any stage.
Had a sweep yesterday, MW went around twice and said she did a 'strong' sweep but also said that the cervix was still quite high, I got the impression that it didn't look likely that the sweep would make much difference. I'm booked for induction on Thursday.
MW said I could go for another sweep tomorrow but only available time is 5pm. I wasn't sure and still not, so I booked it anyway and she said I could cancel if I felt differently later.
Part of me thinks maybe I should go, to give it one last shot before induction. Another part of me just feels tired and wants to rest and doesn't think another sweep is going to make a difference at this stage.
Obviously I won't just leave it to MN to decide But I felt I needed somewhere to sound this out.
I'm now feeling a bit more confident about cancelling, thank you DH feels the same, I was feeling a bit guilty about not making enough of an effort (ridiculous, I realise, I've made as much effort as a pregnant woman can with these things I suppose!).
I had a similar sweep. Was not favourable. 8 hours later I had a baby suckling my boob. My body had a super fast labour ... like an induction one! Blimey had they used gel I'd just have burst or something like a balloon!