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having a third membrane sweep?

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nearlyreadytopop Fri 17-Jun-11 12:29:41

I had a membrane sweep last week (cervix posterior, 1.5 long, stretched to 2cm, didnt hurt too much) and another yesterday (cervix 1cm long, 1 cm dilated, soft, 50% effaced and hurt like hell).
At yesterdays appointment the doc advised that if nothing happened over the weekend I could see a midwife at the beginning of next week for another sweep. He also booked me for induction next thursday. Im keen to avoid induction but I am just wondering if 2 other sweeps have failed is there any point trying a third?

catinboots Fri 17-Jun-11 12:30:31

I went in to labour after a third sweep!

nearlyreadytopop Fri 17-Jun-11 17:33:12

Thanks for replying Catinboots. I think I will give it a go, I dont think it can do any harm.

spambolina Fri 17-Jun-11 17:40:12

Yeah, me too, and was told that the previous 'sweeping' were not done properly. 3rd one did hurt but did the trick, so you could be on your way. Good luck

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