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SPD - Good enough excuse for an early sweep?

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Smuddy81 Thu 01-Oct-09 17:01:14

Hi guys,

I've spoken to my midwife before about when they do induction etc but before it weas really relevant to me and she said any kind of induction (presumably including a sweep) wont be considered until 41 weeks.

I'm suffering quite badly from SPD and have a check up on Monday when I'll be 39+3 and I'm considering asking her for a sweep then to see if we can get things going. I'm becoming less and less mobile by the day and could do with something to look forward to (in a manner of speaking!)

Anyone got any experience of this or any other tips to survive the last weeks/days?!


herbietea Thu 01-Oct-09 17:06:06

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LilRedWG Thu 01-Oct-09 17:08:07

I'd say it's an excellent reason. I had an elective CS at 38 weeks due to SPD (and a couple of other reasons).

Smuddy81 Thu 01-Oct-09 17:09:18

Thanks guys! I feel a bit more confident about asking now and not getting laughed out of the consulting room! I shall be firm!

RubysReturn Thu 01-Oct-09 17:10:24

Oh lord yes!

My Ob agreed to induce at 40 weeks, with a review at 38w if things got really bad.

Do you have some pain relief? I know some people are anti, but I had 2 under 4 and they needed to get to pre-school! I found osteopath huge help in recovering too

Smuddy81 Thu 01-Oct-09 17:13:25

I've been with the grin and bare it sort of thinking, not sure if it was the best but I dont have any other children to run after so I guess this is going to be my easiest pregnancy in that respect! I am more than ready to seek extra help after the birth though if things dont go back to normal.

RubysReturn Thu 01-Oct-09 17:39:48

Not a bad thing to get some sleep before a delivery! I take it you know about moving correctly, body pillow etc?

LilRedWG Thu 01-Oct-09 19:34:59

Ah Smuddy, I did that. Carried on regardless. Biggest mistake I've ever made. Take it very easy from here on out - you need your strength for the forthcoming months. x

PlantASeedWatchItGrow Thu 01-Oct-09 19:43:52

I had a sweep and induction due to SPD, sweep was a week before the induction was booked, as a last resort to save me being didn't work, but the induction was booked for 39+5 anyway, so I was term.

This was book a month or so beforehand, so it wasn't even at it's worst and they let me. grin

But I would say to think about it carefully as induction isn't very plesent and can be more painful. I ended up with an EmCSection (obviously not everybody does) and looking back could probably have gone a few more days, with a possiblility of going into natural labour. (Although that could have ended up the same too) If it truly is unbearable then go for it.

PlantASeedWatchItGrow Thu 01-Oct-09 19:45:12


LilRedWG Mon 05-Oct-09 18:40:51

How did you get on Smuddy?

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