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Painful membrane sweep!:(

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Jessclarkky Thu 28-Feb-19 22:56:38

Hi, I am due 3rd March with my first child. I went to the hospital today because i thought my waters had broke, however it was probably urine or discharge (ew sorry). They offered me a sweep and with consulting my boyfriend i decided to take it but my god- the pain was excruciating. i have no bleeding/spotting but am having mild contractions and sharp pains actually in my vaginal area. Can anyone relate? if so, did it induce labour?

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Piggywiggles Thu 28-Feb-19 23:05:12

I had 5 attempts. Only one got me close-ish to labour but I still had to be induced sad

mineofuselessinformation Thu 28-Feb-19 23:08:55

I had quite nasty pain and bleeding after a sweep.
I was overdue (47 weeks), but I did go into labour the next day.

123drink Thu 28-Feb-19 23:10:43

I had 3 sweeps (1. For each) and both were born within 12 hours of the sweep the last within 3 hours! (Very fast awful labour!) if your ready and so is baby I've been told they will work. (I had all my sweeps at 37 weeks due to my heart complaints.

cm21 Fri 01-Mar-19 20:15:12

I had a sweep 3 days before going onto labour with ds1! It was very uncomfortable and it did hurt more then I thought it would. I am 28 weeks with ds2 and I'm praying I don't go over just because I don't want another sweep lol. Good luck home LO comes soon

baubled Fri 01-Mar-19 20:16:58

Mine was painful too but I put it down to my cervix not really being soft enough, set me off the next morning though!

Jessclarkky Fri 01-Mar-19 23:21:52

Thank you guys! I feel less of a whimp grin I’ve been having contractions very low down today but still no sign of baby. The midwife said I was 2cm dialated and 50% effaced which makes me think my cervix should be fairly soft so maybe it was just the shock and my nervousness with it all. I bled a bit today but haven’t continued so I hope that’s normal. Thank you for the reassurance, let’s hope this baby comes soon!

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