I'm 40+5, and the MW came round this afternoon to perform a sweep.
My cervix isn't unfavourable - apparently it's in the right position and soft. However, the babys head is not engaged at all - but apparently, this isn't anything to worry about with your 2nd child.
Have been sat on my birthing ball for the past hour and a half - whenever I get up to walk around, I feel quite uncomfortable - but it feels more like trapped wind and a pressure in my bum! Is it supposed to feel like this?
I'm about to drag DH and DD out for a walk too.....
Hello again! I'm still here...40+6 today. I've had 2 sweeps. The first was last Monday. Apparently it all looked good...3 cm dilated, central cervix, 50% effaced, baby at -2 station. Felt a bit crampy and sort of bruised afterwards and lost some plug the next day with a bit of blood and got very excited. Then it all went quiet. Had another on Friday which did... absolutely nothing. Didn't have cramps or soreness or anything. Due for another on Friday coming. It's worth a try! I'll do anything to avoid induction which has been threatened for Monday. I really hope your niggles do turn into something!
Hello coconuts - Congratulations of your DS - lovely to hear that he arrived!
Well, tried a spicy thai curry last night, then made the mistake of going to see "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" - I'm either a lot less intelligent than I thought I am (highly likely!!!!), or I'm just too bloody distracted by the baby to concentrate on anything that involves a bit of brain power.....it was dull, and I was ready to go home after 40 minutes.
God knows if anything will happen today - another sweep booked for tomorrow, and then induction on Wednesday. And I really wanted a HB...
Thanks for all your replys - will be looking out for crampy sensations then.
Am going to have to resort to getting jiggy with DH later on......ugh, am so not in the mood for that!
i had a sweep on the sat and ds2 born on the Monday at 39+6. if it gives you hope had no signs all day, water broke at 9pm, contraction's started at 9.30 and he was born at 11.27 in maternity Triage. so might happen all of a sudden when your least expecting it!