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A really dumb question ,

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tiffini Fri 03-Jun-05 23:05:46

I am not pg or anything, but often read of people having a sweep.

What is a sweep i have never heard of this before i joined MN

I have 3 kids, so probably should know.

A soon as someone answers i know i will be

hunkermunker Fri 03-Jun-05 23:07:07

It's a rummage around the cervix when a woman goes overdue. It's done by a midwife.

There will be a more professional way of explaining this, but rummage is as good an explanation as you'll get from me

tiffini Fri 03-Jun-05 23:07:56

oh right, never been overdue, thank god.
Thanks for that

LGJ Fri 03-Jun-05 23:09:30

Rest assured they donn't use this

LGJ Fri 03-Jun-05 23:10:20

Oh bugger double NN, in don't and if front of HM

hunkermunker Fri 03-Jun-05 23:11:08



PMSL at link - couldn't work out for the life of me what on earth you'd link to on this thread!

tiffini Fri 03-Jun-05 23:13:50

Lol
Thats right, you carry on taking the mickey.
I was just having a blonde moment.

hunkermunker Fri 03-Jun-05 23:14:53

I have non-blonde moments - just be thankful yours are only fleeting. Classic the other night when I forgot pigs were pink - don't ask

tiffini Fri 03-Jun-05 23:15:26

pmsl!!!!

LGJ Fri 03-Jun-05 23:16:05

Ah but HM you are with child .........or should that be mashed potato

WigWamBam Fri 03-Jun-05 23:16:16

Cervical sweep . Not the same as Sooty and Sweep, or Chimney Sweep.

LGJ Fri 03-Jun-05 23:21:04

Holy Heart.


I thought we were going to be subjected to an image there ..........

WigWamBam Fri 03-Jun-05 23:21:50

Would I do that to you?

starlover Sat 04-Jun-05 11:29:22

no... but i would

find YOUR cervix!

desperatehousewife Sat 04-Jun-05 11:40:50

sorry to hijack - starlover how do you do that hyperlink thing? I need to do it in an email to someone (not that particular grim pic though!)

giraffeski Sat 04-Jun-05 12:03:04

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