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membrane sweep, anyone had??

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f1nut Thu 18-Sep-08 11:34:11

just went to hos app this mrning, was boked in for induction for tues morning, while i was there they checked me internally and im already 2-3cm so they did a membrane sweep (ouch) that was 45 mins ago, iv just got home, my back is killing me and im getting tightnings, would a membrane sweep bring on labuor that quick or should i be feeling these sorts of cramping/pains after having one and they will die down soon?

thakns xxxxx

kentDee Thu 18-Sep-08 11:45:26

Hello

Sounds like it could be the start of things, although when I had mY sweep I had similar pains and slight blood loss too.
I ended up having an induction in the end despite them doing 3 sweeps!

lingle Thu 18-Sep-08 12:06:35

I had two and still lasted another 3 weeks!

kentDee Thu 18-Sep-08 12:34:11

how are you feeling f1nut?

ajm200 Thu 18-Sep-08 13:49:50

The sweep can sometimes cause spotting and cramps that aren't labour pains too.

It might. Some gentle exercise may help to keep the tightening going or intensify them. Raspberry leaf tea might help too. Time a few each hour and see if they are getting closer together.

Oh, I hope it is the real thing for you!
Fingers crossed! grin

ajm200 Thu 18-Sep-08 13:50:40

sorry, serious pregnancy brain today. That is meant to say 'it might be for real'

barnsleybelle Thu 18-Sep-08 14:06:42

With my dd i had a sweep at 11am, waters broke at 4pm and dd born at midnight!!

Lib76 Thu 18-Sep-08 14:49:49

f1nut i had sweep done on a wed pm and started on the FRI am, could well be it!! smile

tamarto Thu 18-Sep-08 14:52:04

The first time i had a sweep i had it in the morning and by tea time i was in labour.

This could well be the real thing. grin

LeonieD Thu 18-Sep-08 16:19:17

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PinkyDinkyDooToo Sat 20-Sep-08 15:08:17

Yes it can bring on labour that soon. It did with me. I was also 3cm when they did mine

pushchair Sat 20-Sep-08 15:14:39

f1nut hasn't come back, could it have worked?
I had sweep friday lunchtime, pains that night, waters broke sat lunchtime, baby born 1am monday morning. Good luck f1

MrsBates Mon 22-Sep-08 17:08:39

I had a sweep at 2.30pm with my third, started contractions two hours later and she was born at 8.15. Good luck when it happens!

f1nut Mon 22-Sep-08 18:34:31

sorry i abondoned thread, it worked, pains continued till 10pm that night then stopped, went to bed, wke at 4.17 with pains again, was at hos by6.30, started pushing at 7.11 and my beautiful lil boy jake was born 12 mins later. he weighs 6lb3 adn is scumptious grin t5hanks sooooo much for replies xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

KristinaM Mon 22-Sep-08 18:36:15

congratulations smile

MrsBates Mon 22-Sep-08 18:48:42

Hooray! How lovely. Congratulations!

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