I have one booked for Monday but not getting hopes up too much because of the low success rate. Also I hear it depends if your body is favoured towards labour, which I don't think mine can be as have had no symptoms or signs or early labour AT ALL. I'm 40+4 today.
I went overdue to the point of needing an induction with pfb & dd2. Had sweeps with both of them, they didn't work. But to be fair my cervix wasn't favourable with either of them and continued to remain high when i went to be induced. My eldest two must have been snug as bug in a rug. dd3 & dd4 were late as well, but weren't induced or sweeps 41+3 and 40+4.
Watching this with interest as I'm 41+1 and I've had two sweeps so far. I had a show between the two and hoped the one I had yesterday would set things off but nope! I was 1cm dilated at the first one and 2cm yesterday but who knows if that was due to the sweep or not. Dd1 was a week overdue but I didn't have any sweeps with her, I'm just more impatient this time. I've another booked for Monday if I don't go into labour over the weekend....
Yes, I was 37+5 when I had the sweep - no labour symptoms at all - and went into labour at 3am at 38 weeks exactly. DS born at 9am. I thought there'd be no hope and was booked in for an induction at 38+4 but the doctor said: we might see you before then so he obviously thought there was a chance!
I wasn't dilated!! The comments prior to the we might see you before Tuesday were all negative, like, no sign of anything happening here!! I was a bit tuned out - as you do when a couple of people are poking around down there! I was being induced as I live a long way from the hospital (usually 75 mins drive) and was terrified I wouldn't get there in time for adequate pain relief (I'm not brave at all!), I did make it in time and I always felt DS was a bit grumpy for the first 12 months as he'd been turfed out of his cosy womb before he was quite ready Anyway, good luck - I hope your sweep is as successful. Also, up until 3am I had no signs of labour - it was so sudden that despite having been through it all before I had to google symptoms before I was sure and ended up packing my bags in the throes of contractions and bringing 6 yr old dd to the hospital with me !!! Hope you are more prepared than I was.
41 weeks, two sweeps (last one today) another booked for Monday, no signs yet. Will be induced on Wed. Midwife said the sweeps although not always successful can make induction easier (how I don't know). Totally fed up now!
Yes, mine did both times. With both DD & DS I have a sweep in the morning and labour started that afternoon.
With DD I had sweep at 4 days overdue and she was born the following day (long labour).
With DS I was 5 days overdue and had him just after midnight. I couldn't wait for my sweep with DS as it had worked first time so I was convinced it would work again, and it did. Maybe it was the positive thinking too. I went for a long walk after my sweep 2nd time too.