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MW couldn't perform stretch and sweep..

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Shootingstar2289 Thu 02-Jul-15 15:38:51

Due in a week with baby number two. Trying for a vbac this time around and midwife agreed to attempt a stretch and sweep..

So, was 1cm dilated but cervix wasn't favourable at all so couldn't perform the sweep and said she'd try again next week.

I'm fretting as really want a natural birth this time around but only have 13 days to start on my own as booked for a c-section if I don't go into spontaneous labour..

I've walked loads, bounced on my ball and I'm always on my feet so I was expecting a little but more today and feeling disappointed...

Any advice?

Newtobecomingamum Thu 02-Jul-15 18:44:51

Loads and loads of raspberry leaf tea, hot curry, pineapple and if you can face it sex! Long walks and bouncing on the ball is good keep that up smile X

MrsDumbledore Thu 02-Jul-15 19:03:31

I had the same at my first stretch and sweep, she said she couldn't really get finger in properly, although she did make me bleed a lot so probably did something. 3days later she tried again and this time was 2 cm and more favourable. 48 hours later I had had ds (so 5 days after she said she couldn't do it properly).
So don't give up hope!

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