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?!
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.
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 induced.....it 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.
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.