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40+4 1cm dilated... what are my chances?

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mamaAJ Mon 20-Apr-20 15:28:47

Just wondering if anyone had a similar experience or could help give me hope at all?

I'm 40+4 today, just had my membrane sweep done at 2:30pm (ouchblush).

She said I'm 1cm dilated, cervix soft and posterior.

Booked in for an induction on in 3 days time when I'll be exactly 41 weeks.

Do I have any hope of going into labour naturally, being only 1cm at this stage?

TIA! smile

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SeasonallySnowyPeasant Mon 20-Apr-20 15:51:45

DC2 was showing absolutely no signs of shifting at 40 weeks but eventually arrived by herself at 41+5. If you're 1cm already then you're doing better than I did!

SpillTheTeaa Mon 20-Apr-20 15:54:06

Get on your birth ball and go for a nice long walk! Preferably a hilly walk!

I was induced but when I was finally 1cm then went up and down the hospital hill for a good hour. My cervix wasn't soft at all! That was about 9pm by 2am I was 2cm and when they checked again at about 8am I was 3cm by 9am I was 10cm dilated.
So you definitely have a good chance just get a lot of movement in grin

3xmother Mon 20-Apr-20 15:56:16

Good luck 🤞
Fingers crossed for you 🌸

mamaAJ Mon 20-Apr-20 18:01:08

Thanks everyone.

Just been on a 1.5 hour walk up and down lots of hills with the dogs.
Hopefully that will get things moving along as well, had some spotting since my sweep too, hopefully the plug will come loose since it felt super rough when she did it - she had blood on her gloves when she was done 😅

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MrsCl19 Tue 21-Apr-20 21:22:25

I was 2cm when I had my sweep at 41w dd arrived 2 days later. Good luck op hope you meet your baby soon!! Long days waiting arnt they!

SpillTheTeaa Wed 22-Apr-20 23:08:19

Hope things have progressed for you OP!

RandomMess Wed 22-Apr-20 23:42:42

My cervix was still long and effaced with a Bishops Score of one 6 hours after a pessary at 42 weeks with my 4th DC, gave birth 4 hours later after they inserted the next pessary!

Keha Sat 25-Apr-20 13:31:17

I wasn't even able to have a sweep on the morning when I went into labour that night! Could happen anytime. Fingers crossed for you

Mamaaj Tue 28-Apr-20 07:59:02

Update:
Had my little boy at 40+8, was induced and had EMCS (which I actually really enjoyed once in theatre) so I didn't end up going into labour naturally.

When I arrived at hospital they said I was 1-2cm dilated so never made much progress on the dilation front. X

RandomMess Tue 28-Apr-20 09:16:03

Congratulations thanks

It's all a bit random really!!!

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