I had a couple of sweeps but unfortunately didn't kick start anything with me. However the midwife said on both occasions that the cervix was still really far back and she could barely get to it. I think if you are close to labour anyway then a sweep can help kickstart you. One of my friends said that if a sweep is going to work it will start labour in the 24hrs following it - I'm not sure if thats true or not. Good luck with everything, I sympathise as being overdue is rubbish. I won't say "not long now" as I wanted to bite anyones head off who said that to me, but this time next week you'll have a baby.
Hi Mc Snail, I hope it all happens for you soon. Hanging in there is trying. My 3rd child is due tomorrow but I was early with my other 2 and as the head has been engaged now for 4 weeks i'm v impatient! I'm not having a cervical sweep but my midwife said having sex can have the same effect so that might be worth a try too! Good luck
I can provide a bit more encouragement - I had one on the Monday morning and my DD turned up at 10.20am the following morning. I also had a reflexology treatment at 3pm on the Monday - the reflexologist is a former midwife and told me she had a 75% success rate of bringing on labour within 24 hours when combined with a sweep. Could just be coincidence, who knows, but maybe ask your MW if she can suggest someone? I was charged £15 for the hour, a lower rate than usual, because of the recommendation from the MW.
I went for sweep when i was 8 days over due i was told i was 2cm dialated. Nothing happened apart from few pains that weekend booked in for induction on the monday 2 days later had baby boy that night!!! xx How are you any news???