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what does this mean?

(6 Posts)
mummy2bsoon Wed 16-Jul-08 13:58:37

engaged 2/5
bishop score 3
cervix soft not tender

sweep today....

chances of goin into labour naturally?

MrUmble Wed 16-Jul-08 14:06:01

Heres info about the bishops score:

RosieMac Wed 16-Jul-08 14:14:16

Sweep totally useless on DD1, DD2 born on her due date 36 hours after sweep. Think had favourable cervix both times.

butwhybutwhy Wed 16-Jul-08 14:16:58

Oh that sounds very familiar.

My midwife left saying, well your not very favourable tbh so we may come and do another sweep in a few days.

I had the baby at teatime that day!

mummy2bsoon Wed 16-Jul-08 14:32:08

i hope that happens!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lulumama Wed 16-Jul-08 14:35:28

is this a first baby? might be a few more days yet..

your cervix needs to be soft, short, at the front ( anterior) dilating, and the baby engaging.. that means you are 'ripe' i.e if you were induced it would most likely be succesful

the score is out of ten, so 3 is not very ripe, but you are on the way

try to relax and remember a full term pregnancy can be 42 weeks

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