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just had a sweep

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franfoxy2003 Thu 03-Sep-09 11:12:42

and apparently cervix is 1cm long and 1-2 cms dialated and nice and ready, consultant seemed pretty optimistic...what are the chances do u think?

mummy2t Thu 03-Sep-09 11:22:12

well lady on another thread had sweep yesterday and she in now on her way to hospital!!! how many weks/days are you? try and be active and hopefully you wont be long. good luck!!

franfoxy2003 Thu 03-Sep-09 11:26:39

im 39 weeks today, being induced tuesday (GD) so hopefully i will get away with it, consultant said a few times i think u will get away with it...fingers crossed!

gonna do some vigorous cleaning in a minute i think!

mummy2t Thu 03-Sep-09 11:32:07

sounds promising, dont over do it incase u do go into labour , you will need the energy! i am 36 +3 by midwife dates or 37+2 by my dates and so ready now. my other 2 were born at 36 and 37 weeks so here's hoping this one wont be long!

IrishDraught Thu 03-Sep-09 11:56:06

I was 2cm first time and nothing happened though I did go into labour with just one pessary (?) when induced. 2nd time I was 4cm for the sweep and started naturally hours before induction How many days are you away from possible induction? I think things sound pretty good though, good luck!

franfoxy2003 Thu 03-Sep-09 12:01:56

im 5 days away from induction hoping i wont need it though! apparently my constant tightenings for past 3-4 days are a good sign too!

LittleRascal Thu 03-Sep-09 13:06:39

I'm in the same boat as you FF! Had a sweep (also 1cm dilated), 2 days of constant Br Hicks and some contractions 10 mins apart through the night. Then just stopped! Am having a show constantly for the last 24 hours. Want to avoid induction (next tues also!). Keep me posted with you- hopefully it will spur me on in following!!!

franfoxy2003 Thu 03-Sep-09 13:28:25

how strange lol, last week i was having contractions every 6-7 mins through the night but obviously that led to nothing!

nothing has happened yet but i suppose sweep was only a few hours ago haha!

LittleRascal Thu 03-Sep-09 14:19:18

Well good luck! I've had no action today. Feeling so down!!! But going for a walk again to buy more pineapple!!

Whitetara Thu 03-Sep-09 15:02:28

Hi, I also had a kind of sweep, though not a very thorough one as it hurt too much. Same dilation etc as you, and a show the other day, but so far no other signs.

Good luck! Hope things get started very soon for you.

franfoxy2003 Thu 03-Sep-09 18:18:09

i have been having 'period' type pains...little stronger though for few hours and stomach goes rock hard at same time so i think its starting, bout to go have a nice hot bath and then some bouncing on the ball!

mummy2t Thu 03-Sep-09 19:55:35

oh fab, fingers crossed and good luck xxx

franfoxy2003 Thu 03-Sep-09 20:42:37

woop now having a show and pains r getting stronger but not regular at all, think its gonna be a long nite!

nigglewiggle Thu 03-Sep-09 20:44:45

Good luck. Keep posting!

LittleRascal Thu 03-Sep-09 20:55:09

Aaahhhhh I'm so jealous!!! Keep us posted!!!

Deeeja Thu 03-Sep-09 22:11:58

Good luck!

franfoxy2003 Thu 03-Sep-09 22:31:42

well pains seem to have nearly stopped, just an ache now, gonna rope dh into helping i think haha!

LittleRascal Fri 04-Sep-09 06:50:38

How is it going fran?
Personal question- can you have sex after a show?

franfoxy2003 Fri 04-Sep-09 10:02:19

im pretty sure u can as long as waters are still intact which mine are, still nothing, managed to sleep most of the night, just got really sore back this morning and odd pain at the front but nothing major, its still trying though!!!

franfoxy2003 Fri 04-Sep-09 12:59:04

thought i would update, been having contractions every 10ish mins for bout 3 hours now getting fairly painful!

nigglewiggle Fri 04-Sep-09 15:44:05

Any further progress.....hopefully you're to busy pushing to reply. smile

franfoxy2003 Fri 04-Sep-09 18:16:13

still the same, seem to be getting a little less painful, going for a nice long walk in a min to try and encourage things along!

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