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latheritup Fri 07-Feb-20 14:39:03

Just had my first stretch and sweep at 37+6! I have another booked in for Thursday if there's no change.

How long after yours did things happen?

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Jellycatfox Fri 07-Feb-20 14:40:31

Mine didn’t work. The rate of success is unknown. I refused them ever again

pigdogridesagain Fri 07-Feb-20 14:41:29

Why so early? If you don't mind me asking

happymummy12345 Fri 07-Feb-20 14:42:48

I was due on the Sunday 30th august 2015, I was booked in for a sweep originally on the Wednesday, but I started having contractions on the Tuesday so I decided to see if things would progress naturally. They didn't so I ended up having a sweep at 3pm on the Friday (40+5).
I got to the hospital at 9 that evening, was in the birth centre by 10.30, had my waters broken around 2am, then gave birth at 6.58am the Saturday morning (40+6).
It didn't hurt or feel uncomfortable at all and it did help move things along (the head wasn't fully engaged so things wouldn't have progressed on their own).

latheritup Fri 07-Feb-20 14:43:58

@pigdogridesagain low papp-a

@happymummy12345 that's a great story! Hope mine is similar

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CupCupGoose Fri 07-Feb-20 14:44:13

I had 4 with my last dc, none of them worked even though I was nearly 2 weeks overdue.

Bluebutterfly90 Fri 07-Feb-20 14:47:19

I had two and they didn't work. Had to be induced.

I would still do it again though because I wanted a chance to go into labour naturally, and the sweep wasn't that uncomfortable for me.

VesperLindt Fri 07-Feb-20 14:49:38

Mine worked immediately. Had it at 2pm and started timing contractions by 5pm. Was already 1-2cm dilated though! Good luck star

Pilot12 Fri 07-Feb-20 14:51:05

I gave birth 48 hours after mine, I was 38+5 and 2cm dilated already. I started getting cramps and mild contractions straight away but it was 36 hours before I was in proper labour. This was my second baby.

With my first baby I had it at 39w, my plug came out later that day and baby was born five days later. I wasn't dilated at all that time.

pigdogridesagain Fri 07-Feb-20 14:52:07

@latheritup ahh ok, I was asking because in my experience S&S only tends to work well if the body is getting ready for labour and obviously the earlier it's done the less likely that this is the case.

Indella Fri 07-Feb-20 14:57:04

They only work if you were going to labour anyway. Someone not ready to go into labour will not be made to labour from a sweep.

Kinsters Sat 08-Feb-20 05:22:31

I had one the day before I went into labour and found it quite painful. I'd refuse next time. I was already 2-3cm when I had it done so I think I'd have gone naturally anyway.

anendhasastart Sat 08-Feb-20 06:33:25

Both worked for me x twice. Was advised to walk lots afterwards and have a foot massage. No need for the massage as I walked about 3 miles home from the appointment.

anendhasastart Sat 08-Feb-20 06:34:18

I had mine both around 38 week and both boys were ready to come!

latheritup Sat 08-Feb-20 11:56:49

Thanks for sharing your experiences everyone! Nothing major happened over night apart from noticeable back cramps. I'm staying hopeful grin

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Isadora2007 Sat 08-Feb-20 11:59:29

Mine have been successful but only after the second one. Mine were done post-dates as well.
My daughter had one at 38w 5 days and then another at EDD plus 1 and her waters broke 36 hours later.

latheritup Sat 08-Feb-20 12:20:20

My baby's estimated weight is 7lb 15oz so I'm hoping she's pushing down trying to get out blush

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mummaB89 Sat 08-Feb-20 19:31:03

I had one yesterday morning and one last night. Still no sign of baby but I have had a bloody show today fingers crossed it happens tonight

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