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Unfavourable cervix advice

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coneywonder Wed 15-Jul-15 14:34:48

Just looking for some experiences and general advice really.

I am 41 weeks today, feeling very down, trying to figure out why and I think beside the obvious of not having baby yet, I'm in a lot of pain with my pelvis especially at night so I'm not sleeping well at all (who is in late pregnancy?!) And I'm so so bored and fed up of people asking me if there's any signs.

I'm being a little irrational so bare with me. I had my 41 week appointment today, midwife attempted a sweep but was unable to reach and said it was posterior. She has booked for a community midwife to come on Saturday to do another sweep and then offered me induction on Tuesday something I'm very keen to avoid.

Firstly, has anyone been in a similar situation and their cervix change in a few days to be favourable? Or even gone into labour after hearing this? Meaning is there a possibility that a sweep will be able to be done in a few days time?

I'm very keen to not be induced so ill be going in for monitoring on Tuesday if no baby by then. Does anyone know what this involves?

Thanks a lot

Chchchchangeabout Wed 15-Jul-15 14:41:26

I was in similar situation, induced at 42 weeks with v low bishops score, failed, emcs due to baby in distress.

coneywonder Wed 15-Jul-15 14:48:17

Were you offered to be monitored or did you go straight for the induction? This is exactly what I'm afraid of

JinglyJanglyJungleBigGameTours Wed 15-Jul-15 14:55:38

I went for a sweep at 40 something and was told the same as you. I was given an induction date but asked them to make it as late as possible so they scheduled it for 41+5 or 6. DS arrived very suddenly the morning before I was due to be induced so it can definitely still happen by itself.

coneywonder Wed 15-Jul-15 15:15:35

Thank you jingly fingers crossed x

JinglyJanglyJungleBigGameTours Wed 15-Jul-15 15:18:55

Best of luck coney I don't know if it helped but I thought feck it and had a nice glass of whiskey the night before, it certainly didn't hurt grin

coneywonder Wed 15-Jul-15 15:23:04

Haha sounds like a plan to me!

Rootvegetables Wed 15-Jul-15 15:38:33

I was induced with twins at 37 weeks, when they put the pessary in they said I had an unfavourable cervix and they would review in 12 hours but not to expect much. I'd had both my babies within 3 hours. My waters broke within 20 mins washing out the pessary so it hadn't done much.

coneywonder Wed 15-Jul-15 15:40:36

Wow that gives me hope! Thank you

Whatabout Wed 15-Jul-15 15:46:19

It can all change very quickly and even if your cervix was favourable things might not have kicked off. End of pregnancy sucks, it'll be over before you know it though flowers

coneywonder Wed 15-Jul-15 15:57:56

Thank you whatabout fingers crossed!

Buttwing Wed 15-Jul-15 17:39:37

Things can definitely change quickly. I had a lot of sweeps with my last baby and each time things had changed a bit.

Even if things don't change the pessary should ripen the cervix if you do end up with induction. I've had two inductions and they were both really positive experiences so don't be too disheartened if it ends up that way. But fingers crossed for you as pp said the last couple of weeks are really crap but very soon your lovely baby will be here no matter how it gets here. smile

Ceejay14 Wed 15-Jul-15 17:49:49

I'm 40+2 with a failed sweep today. Midwife booked me back in to try again on Saturday as she said it can change loads in a couple of days. Induction booked for a week on Friday and would rather avoid. It's put me in a foul mood, pretty much everyone and everything is annoying me today, especially DH who doesn't get why each extra day makes such a difference at this point! angry
Hope your next sweep goes well.

Topsy34 Wed 15-Jul-15 18:01:32

Have you tried evening primrose oil? Not sure how effective it is m but have read lots of positive things about it

www.instituteofmidwifery.org/MSFinalProj.nsf/a9ee58d7a82396768525684f0056be8d/f44c26c0836acbb585256dd1006b2a22?OpenDocument

coneywonder Wed 15-Jul-15 18:08:19

Thanks ladies. Your helping me stay sane.

topsy I've heard good things too I think I'll get some tomorrow and some clary sage to put in my bath. Apparently your cervix can change very quickly but it's disheartening to know mines not complying a week over!

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